Savage FINcast – Episode 61: News, Conversations, & More 225

A topic so massive, we had to talk about it twice! Continuing from where last episode’s titanic interview with Erik Larsen left off, Craig, Jim, and Raven return to follow up on the latest Erik Larsen & Savage Dragon news. Your FINteresting Conversation responses. And even more Savage Dragon 225 reviewing!

Also this episodes we present FINtesting Conversations, where we ask you the listener to write in with your response to a question our hosts present. The question for this episode is ‘What experimental comic would you like to see Erik attempt?’.

02:50 – Savage Dragon 228 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
10:59  – Savage Dragon 229 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
11:49 – Erik Larsen Wins Inkwell Award (Erik Larsen News)
16:54 – Amazing Heroes Kickstarter Includes Three Savage Dragon Figures (Erik Larsen News)
21:34 – What experimental comic would you like to see Erik attempt? (FINteresting Conversation)
01:05:21 – Savage Dragon 225 (Review)


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    • Sotiris Gravas on August 14, 2017 at 1:36 am

    Another winner! Loved hearing Purcell give his 2 cents on Maxine’s orgasms. BTW, I jerry-rigged a lawn sprinkler and an old Slip ‘N Slide to look like Maxine’s a human geyser. No need for Astrorglide when I slip it in. TMI? (That “V for Vendetta” voice always cracks me up.) What I don’t like is that people who like the show don’t leave comments. Let them know…

    • Andres R on August 21, 2017 at 1:26 pm

    Nice pod cast guys, I have a question about the Angel back up story. After the battle vs Brenda Angel and Thunder-head talk, Angel brings up that after being with Malcolm everyone else would be average. Just wondering if Kevin knows what when on between Angel, Maxine, and Malcolm since he did not seemed shocked when she brought it up. I’m guessing ether Maxine or Malcolm told him somewhere down the line. Anyways just want to say that I do hope that Kevin and Angel to end up together, that would be interesting, mostly since I never liked the parring of her with frank Jr. and would have preferred Angel and Malcolm.

    • KNDY on August 22, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    Hey guys, I just want to say that I enjoyed the recent podcast and now listening to the podcast back episodes.

    I was a big fan of “The Savage Dragon” purchasing the first mini-series and the first 12 issues when it first came out. But with the oversaturated market and comic industry problems of the mid-90s (especially the Deathmate – Image Comics/Valiant Crossover, discord among Image founders which gave me more incentive to quit comics plus also wasn’t easy to collect all the titles one wanted back then. And missing an issue(s) irked me…pre-eBay times].

    But as I was reading many Image comics titles, Savage Dragon was my favorite. Spawn, Prophet, Youngblood, etc. I felt were more art-driven while “Savage Dragon” had a great combination of art and story and Erik Larsen’s work really captured my attention. But I knew it was time to stop.

    Fastforward 23 or 24-years later. I saw news about Savage Dragon dying for issue 225. I purchased it without reading any previous issues since issue #13 when that came out many years ago and a few things crossed my mine:

    a) Wow comic books sure have gotten expensive?
    b) Wow…Savage Dragon has gone a bit mature
    c) What a solid ending for Paul Dragon? 🙂

    And I don’t know what happened since then because I ended up buying nearly every issue of Savage Dragon that I have missed (just need nine more issues and sure enough, those issues people are asking for an arm and a leg on eBay esp. for issue #102, #124, #134, #144). Also, having to get back issues of Savage Dragon mini-series, Freak Force, Vanguard, Dart and yes, even the old Megaton issues and the one page feature with Savage Dragon in Eclipse Comics.

    So, I was hooked after that one issue and now reading the series starting from the beginning and working myself up and listening to your podcast which I discovered as well.

    Love the podcast guys! Keep up the great work!

    And not sure if you guys have asked Erik Larsen this question but there is one thing that gave me a bitter taste in my mouth similar to Deathmate and that was the 2009 release of Image United because it had Savage Dragon in it. Are they ever going to complete it or is it kaput?

    • Tony Mikulandra on September 4, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Saw Erik at the Toronto Fan Expo, a class act. He signed a bunch of my Savage Dragon comics, drew up a sketch for me, told me theres no news regarding a SD movie. He had original Dragon art for sale which was incredible to look at up close. I was blown away by how fine the ink lines are on the original art board. Paper comic reproductions don’t do it justice. He was working on issue 227 right there at his table! No wonder he’s got up to 226 + issues, guys a workaholic.

    • Tony Mikulandra on September 12, 2017 at 12:41 pm

    When’s the new podcast out?

    • Andres R. on September 23, 2017 at 1:54 pm

    Hey there, it’s me again, after reading issue 226 I believe Erik answered my previous question on how does Thunder-Head know about Malcolm and Angel. So after the whole world memory merging everyone saw everybody’s memory’s? So does this mean that everybody else knows everything from everyone? I thought that everyone saw their individual alternate timelines, what if’s. This also raises the question that if everybody knows what Malcolm, Dragon, Angel, and all other “heroes” have done then they would also know how bad Glum and Dark Lord are and what they did to screw the earth.

    Moving on to a concern i am having in one of the panels in issue 226, there is a panel right after we see Angel and Jennifer throwing two aliens back into Dimension X, we see Daredevil staring at them and I am getting the feeling that Erik is setting something up here, Ether a new love triangle with Angel, Thunder-Head, and Daredevil (maybe also Frank Jr.) or and I feel this might be it, Daredevil is looking at Jennifer and is setting up their relationship which will bring new drama with Angel and all, especially if they end up getting married. Funny enough I do think Daredevil and Jennifer would make a decent couple since they are both kinda vanilla, and they were both frozen in time. Maybe I am just reading to much into one panel but I also now how Erik likes to plant seed then watch them slowly grow, I also have another thought that involves what Maxine said, but will see.

    Can’t wait for your next Podcast guys. 😀

    • Jim on September 23, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Andres! Thanks for listening! If you check out Episode 62 (just out at this of this post) you might find something interesting during the FINteresing Conversations segment!

    • Tony M on September 25, 2017 at 8:48 pm

    Re: Andres

    Pretty sure image united is kaput. Never getting finished. Maybe they should finish it as image disunited with only the pencils of who ever cares to finish it included. It would be a terrible book though.

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