Savage FINcast – Episode 18: Giant Problems


This episode Jim and Craig are joined by Adam who discusses the vast and storied history of lettering in Savage Dragon. The trio then tackle Savage Dragon #186 featuring the return of the Claw, the many mistakes of Dragon, the exit of Angel, and the next generation of the Vicious Circle!  As with every episode, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news and continue the newest show segment, “Erik Larsen Trivia”, where we read your responses to last week’s trivia question and try to stump you with new one!

As always, we would love to hear from you!  Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next show!

Erik Larsen Savage Dragon exclusive print
The Case Files of Harlan Falk Kickstarter
Nick Justus’s Jesus E. Lee #3

1:19 – Exclusive Erik Larsen Print (Erik Larsen News)
3:54 – New Savage Dragon Logo for SD 193 (Erik Larsen News)
8:19 – Cover to Savage Dragon 191 (Erik Larsen News)
11:25 – Ultimate Vanguard Collection Contest Winner
17:21 – Savage Dragon Trivia (Last Week’s Answer)
24:59 – Savage Dragon Trivia (This Week’s Question)
26:14 – The History of Lettering in Savage Dragon
1:02:45 – Savage Dragon 186 (Issue Review)
1:38:00 – Wrap-Up

Savage FINcast – Episode 17: The Prosecution Rests


Savage Dragon is on trial and the Savage FINcast brings you front row seats to the final verdict! This episode; Craig, Jim, and Raven give the play-by-play as Dragon fights for his life in the court room. But before all that, the FINcasters celebrate the Easter Holiday as late as possible by discussing their favorite “Easter eggs” hidden throughout Savage Dragon’s long run.  In addition, we run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news, and debut our newest show segment, “Erik Larsen Trivia”!

As always, we would love to hear from you!  Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to answer our trivia question, comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your missive on the next show!

00:49 – Introductions
02:58 – Cover and Solicitation of Savage Dragon 189 (Erik Larsen News)
06:16 – Change to Digital Lettering (Erik Larsen News)
16:16 – Savage Dragon 193 Details (Erik Larsen News)
20:40 – Return of Cardiac in Superior Spider-Man (Erik Larsen News)
23:44 – Erik Larsen Trivia
27:18 – Savage Dragon Easter Eggs Special
55:09 – Savage Dragon 185 (Issue Review)
01:43:21 – Next Issue and Wrap-Up

Savage FINcast – Episode 16: Gary Carlson, Grandfather of Image Comics!


A new episode of the Savage FINcast rolls in with a brand new interview! This time Adam, Craig, and Jim have invited Vanguard co-creator Gary Carlson to talk about his career in comics. We have a fascinating discussion with Gary about his early days of producing the Megaton anthology comic during the 80s and working with young artist upstarts such as Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, and Angel Medina.  Gary discusses his years at Image Comics writing Supreme, Vanguard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; and his creator owned line of comics, the critically acclaimed and cult classic, Big Bang Comics! Lastly, we talk in-depth about the recent 12-part Vanguard backup serial featured in the pages of Savage Dragon in which Gary wrapped up some major plots for the character.

CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT! To celebrate the conclusion of the 12-part Vanguard backup serial in the pages of Savage Dragon, and in honor of having Gary Carlson as a guest on the show, we are working in conjunction with to conduct our first ever promotional contest! Visit to find out how you can win the “Ultimate Vanguard Signed Comic Collection” including 27 Vanguard-related comics signed by Vanguard’s creators, Erik Larsen and Gary Carlson; and artist extraordinaire Frank Fosco!!!

Savage FINcast – Episode 15: Print Lives! A Chat with Michel Fiffe


The catch-up tango continues as Craig, Jim, and Raven open the episode discussing the latest Larsen-related news and reviewing Savage Dragon 184. Later on, the gang is joined by Michel Fiffe, quite possibly the hardest working comic book creator of 2013– and he’s a Savage Dragon enthusiast to boot!

Savage Dragon fans will recognize Michel as the editor of, and contributor to, the “Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies” series of back up stories that were featured in Savage Dragon from issue #160 to #171. In addition, Michel is known for work published in Image’s Popgun anthology and Brawl miniseries; and his creator-owned masterpieces, Zegas and COPRA.

The Fincasters chat with Fiffe about his love of Erik Larsen comics, putting together the Twisted Savage Dragon Funnies, creating comics, and why print still lives in everyone’s heart except Jim’s!

00:47 – Introductions
01:18 – 2013 Arizona Comic Mini Expo (Erik Larsen News)
02:53 – Savage Dragon 188 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
05:18 – Savage Dragon 184 (Review)
28:24 – Michel Fiffe (Interview)
1:50:32 – Wrap-Up and Next Episode

Michel Fiffe Homepage
2013 Arizona Mini-Con
Cover to Savage Dragon 188

Savage FINcast – Episode 14: The Supremecast!


The Savage FINcast takes a break this episode to usher in the first (and final) episode of THE SAVAGE SUPREMECAST! It’s a double dose of Supreme this episode as Craig, Jim, and Raven give Erik Larsen and Cory Hamscher’s run a send off in a grand manner by reviewing the final two issues back-to-back!   Who is the Super-Hero Champion of the World? Will the depowered Supremes regain their powers? What really happened to the Supremacy? Why are ducks so awesome? So many questions, but so little time! *yeek*
00:50 – Introductions
01:25 – Erik Larsen News (Supreme Vol.1 hardcover collection)
10:30 – Erik Larsen News (Gavin Higginbotham, new Savage Dragon editor)
14:54 – Erik Larsen News (Solicitation for Savage Dragon 187)
21:04 – Supreme 67 review
01:08:45 – Supreme 68 review