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Image Comics Publishes Mickey Mouse In Savage Dragon
So that's what Erik Larsen is doing with this week's Savage Dragon #268. Savage Dragon is often a comic that has "gone there", discussing and showing the things one is meant to avoid at dinner parties, sex, religion and politics Taking place in real time, it has also reflected the real world around it better than[...]
Erik Larsen Vs Jim Valentino In The Daily LITG, 4th of February 2024
Both sides of the Erik Larsen Vs Jim Valentino grudge match are now out there You may make your own judgment At Bleeding Cool, you can still read all about comics, merch, TV shows, games, movies, and more The Daily Lying In The Gutters remains a long-running run around the day before and the day ahead[...]
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Last week, Bleeding Cool ran an article in which Jim Valentino answered claims made on the Cartoonist KayFayBe, YouTube channel Ed Piskor and Jim Rugg, when interviewing Image Comics co-founder and former Image Comics publisher Erik Larsen that he "righted the ship" over at Image Comics, when taking over from Jim Valentino as publisher Bleeding [...]
Jim Valentino Speaks About Erik Larsen Getting All The Image Credit
32 years ago, Image Comics was founded by Rob Liefeld, Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane, Erik Larsen, Jim Valentino and Marc Silvestri, a loose collection of creator studios, and they hired Tony Lobito as full-time publisher for Image Comics In 1993, Larry Marder, creator of Beanworld, as well as a former marketer for Chicago comics retail[...]
Comic Creators Who Got Special Thanks in Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom
I took a cheeky snap. Aquaman And The Lost Kingdom photo   Eric Battle – Co-creator of Kingfish in Aquaman #54 in 1999 John Broome – Co-creator of Karshon The Shark in Green Lantern #24 in 1963 Nick Cardy – Writer/artist on Detective Comics back-up, Aquaman solo series, co-creator of Mera in Aquaman #11 in 1963, Orm Marius in[...]
Big Big Bang Comics
It is intended to be a love letter to the Big Bang Comics line and its founders, Gary Carlson and Chris Ecker. Big Bang Comics started as Megaton Comics in the early '80s and launched the early careers of Erik Larsen and Rob Liefeld, including appearances of Savage Dragon and Youngblood that saw Rob Liefeld call[...]
Fanboy Rampage: Erik Larsen Vs Roy Thomas
You can look it up." In a Facebook post that has been shared around the intent multiple times, Image Comics founder Erik Larsen has commented on Roy Thomas's comments, saying "The writer who sent artists sections of Robert E Howard Conan books with areas colored with a highlighter as plots has something to say about division[...]
Image Comics Quits Diamond To Go Exclusive With Lunar Distribution
And, unusually, Image Comics partner Erik Larsen chose to join in with the response Here's a selection from a very long Facebook thread Strap in, bookmark this for later, have some holiday reading. The disappointment of Brian Hibbs. Brian Hibbs; I am extremely disappointed that Image is forcing us to buy our comics from DCBS, the single[...]
Bad Idea Trying To Get All Image Comics Founders To Follow Rob Liefeld
Jim Valentino, we loved The Last Shadowhawk and need more! Whilce Portacio, you and Brian need to keep doing Bishop, Legends wasn't enough! Marc Silvestri, that new Batman book is insanely gorgeous! Erik Larsen, we're Dragon for life You're all so cool." Okay, so… Jim Lee is exclusive to Warner Bros as President and CCO of[...]
Waht Midjourney A.I. Drawing Algorithm Thinks Comics Creators Look Like
Dan Slott as Spider-Man Erik Larsen… I mean I can see what they were going for. And Erik Larsen as Savage Dragon is much better. Jim Lee… I mean top left is certainly a version of Jim Lee I have met. But Jim Lee as the X-Men is much more fun. I mean, that is Scott Snyder, t just is. That[...]
Full Image Comics November 2022 Solicits & Solicitations
The Savage Dragon is the second longest-lasting Image Comics title, and it beats Spawn on one major aspect, in that Erik Larsen wrote and drew it all himself And now, thirty years on, the series about a policeman with superpowers and a mysterious past is getting an "Ultimate" collection in hardcover, beginning in November, with[...]
Erik Larsen On The Danger Of Giving - And Getting - Portfolio Reviews
On Facebook, Image Comics CFO, co-founder of Image Comics and creator of Savage Dragon, Erik Larsen gave his experience of conducting portfolio reviews. Portfolio review screencap Portfolio review is the most thankless task a person can engage in at a comic book convention. If you manage to find somebody to paw through your wretched sample pages, treasure them[...]
Savage Dragon Takes On Anti-Vax Disinformation Today
Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon was the first – and is the only – superhero comic book from one of the big publishers that has had the coronavirus pandemic as part of its ongoing plotline While fighting the bad guys, Malcolm Dragon has also been coping with self-isolation and social distancing over the past two years in[...]
Fanboy Rampage: David Michelinie Vs Erik Larsen Over Creation Of Venom
Recently, David Micheline and Erik Larsen brought up the vexed claims of creator claim over the character of Venom, as seen in Venom 2, opening in UK cinemas this week As it rolled on, Bleeding Cool reprinted their respective letters on the matter from 1993, and Todd McFarlane's recent statements on Instagram But it is[...]
Fanboy Rampage: 28 1/2 Years Of Arguing Over The Creation Of Venom
Recently, Bleeding Cool ran a Fanboy Rampage between Venom co-creator David Michelinie, looking to get a bit more credit for his co-creation than Todd McFarlane seemed to recently be giving, and Erik Larsen, who took over from Todd drawing the book, who pushed back on that And now Spider-Man artist Ron Frenz has taken it further, talking[...]
Fanboy Rampage: David Michelinie Vs Erik Larsen Over Creation Of Venom
And so Erik Larsen, who took over art duties on Amazing Spider-Man after Todd McFarlane and developed the Venom character further with Michelenie, including pointed and monstrous teeth, saliva, and a prehensile tongue, disagreed with his former writer, saying; I vehemently disagree If credit goes to the person who started with a blank page–then credit for[...]
Megaton 3, First Savage Dragon On Cover, Up For Auction
Like many of Erik Larsen's characters, the Savage Dragon was created by Larsen while he was a child in school and Larsen drew the Dragon in homemade comic books The original Dragon, inspired by elements from Captain Marvel, Batman, Speed Racer and Hulk, differs from the modern incarnation A redesigned Savage Dragon was featured in[...]
Cover image for PRIMORDIAL #1 (OF 6) CVR A SORRENTINO (MR)
But will they find untold gold and jewels where X marks the spot, or is something far more sinister waiting for them? In Shops: Sep 08, 2021 SRP: $3.99 A MAN AMONG YE #7 CVR B RIDDEL IMAGE COMICS ANT #2 CVR A LARSEN IMAGE COMICS JUL210212 (W) Erik Larsen (A/CA) Erik Larsen "ANTPOCALYPSE!" Young Hannah Washington is recruited by the United States government and[...]
Erik Laren Launches New Ongoing Ant Series From August
Bleeding Cool has covered the journey between Mario Gully, Erik Larsen and the comic Ant over the decades considerably Ant was a comic book created by Mario Gully, that he created when he was sentenced for robbery First published by Arcana Studios, it and later moved to Image Comics, then again to Big City Comics,[...]
The cover to Savage Dragon #258 by Erik Larsen, in stores on April 7th from Image Comics.
But is it possible for art to be so famous that no credit is even needed to recognize that it's an homage? Legendary comic book creator Erik Larsen seems to think so, as he took to Twitter to reveal that he has homaged Bill Sienkiewicz in the next issue of Savage Dragon, but that he[...]
After Fourteen Years, Erik Larsen Finally Published Ant #12
Fourteen years after its previous issue was published, Image Comics partner and Savage Dragon creator Erik Larsen returns to the character of Ant to provide fans with a volume one conclusion and the promise of more Ant adventures to come The story arc finale one-shot, Ant #12, will hit shelves this June from Image. "Back when I[...]
Original Art Auction- Arthur Suydam, Jock, John Byrne, Marc Silvestri
Current bid of $110. Erik Larsen Spawn #199 Story Page 17 Original Art (Image, 2010) Violator and Freak battle over the hellspawn as Spawn looks on in this page by Image co-founder and Savage Dragon artist Erik Larsen This penciled page was digitally inked by Spawn creator Todd McFarlane for the lead-up issue to the historic[...]
Savage Dragon Spins Off North Force Comic From Erik Larsen
Erik Larsen could have just planned to reprint Savage Dragon #259 Instead, he is repackaging and renaming it Savage Dragon #259 out in April will now be reprinting it in May as North Force #0, for the first appearance of his Alpha Flight-like Canadian superhero team, which may suggest more to come. North Force #0 is[...]
Joe Biden And Kamala Harris On Savage Dragon New Printing
With Joe Biden and Kamala Harris elected the next President and Vice-President of the United States Of America, taking both the popular vote and the electoral college, Image Comics founder and CFO Erik Larsen announced a new printing for his comic book Savage Dragon #253, with an updated version of the cover that featured Biden[...]
Savage Dragon #250 - An Anniversary Issue Spent in Lockdown
The comic book was rewritten and redrawn in lockdown to reflect this, but Erik Larsen got it out before anyone else However in the month-and-change since he has not exactly had other superhero comics beating down the door to join him in reflecting the world outside their window. So in the anniversary issue, Savage Dragon #250,[...]
Savage Dragon #249 First Superhero Comic to Address COVID-19 Directly
At the back of the issue, Erik Larsen writes; As I write this the world is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic The book, being what the book is, a title taking place in real time in a fictionalized version of our real world, needed to address this crisis and I thought it best to[...]
A Look at Savage Dragon #250
But Erik Larsen has his own anniversary coming up – and that's of a comic book he has written and drawn every issue of (including going back to redo the issue that Jim Lee drew) whereas Todd McFarlane is considering it a big thing to be drawing five pages of #301… Savage Dragon #246 is out[...]