Savage FINcast – Episode 83: FINterview with Gary Carlson!

Welcome to the second episode of our FINterviews off-shoot format where we interview artists, writers, industry insiders, or just our friends in general!  What will do they all have in common? A love of Savage Dragon and the work of Erik Larsen, of course!

Our newest FINterview guest is comic book writer, editor and publisher, Gary Carlson, known for his creator-owned comics, such as the 1980s anthology, Megaton, and Big Bang Comics. He has also worked on books for Image Comics, such as Vanguard, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and Supreme, and on titles for DC Comics and Marvel Comics, such as Aquaman and Nova. Through the years, Gary has worked closely with Erik Larsen, starting with publishing some of Erik’s earliest work in Megaton comics, through writing comics under Erik’s Highbrow imprint at Image Comics.

Gary returns to the Fincast to discuss his cult classic 23-issue run on the Image Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title which currently being reprinted for the first time in color by IDW comics! The comic, re-branded as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles:Urban Legends” is currently on issue 13 and is anticipated to conclude at issue 26 with three issues of new story to give the original series a proper ending. After jawing about the turtles, the gang finds some time to discuss the genius of some of their favorite issues of Gary’s Big Bang Comics series as well as a new Big Bang-style Mighty Man strip on the way.

Check out the Big Bang Comics website at:

For our previous interview with Gary where we discussed his Megaton anthology, his Vanguard backup serial featured in the pages of Savage Dragon, and more Big Bang Comics; check out episode 16:


    • Mike Makuch on July 19, 2019 at 3:48 pm

    I’m looking forward to these episodes reviewing the series. It’ll be a great way to relive those issues. I’ve been wanting to go back and re-read them myself for years but finding the time has been the major issue.

    • Craig on August 10, 2019 at 9:54 am

    The retro reviews have been a blast so far! Seems like our listeners are really on board with them!

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