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Savage Dragon Returns to TV with the Classic Cartoon on Peacock

Image Comics fans can now finally rewatch the cartoon adaptation of Image’s partner and CFO, Erik Larsen’s, long-running, iconic Savage Dragon series—now on Peacock TV. The new, free streaming service will bring USA Network’s interpretation of Malcolm to their screens once more and the show is available in its entirety now for fans to binge watch at their leisure.

The Savage Dragon TV show debuted in 1995 and ran for 26 episodes over two seasons. The series’ appearance on Peacock this Summer marked its first official release for home entertainment from NBC Universal—25 years after its pilot’s initial airdate.

The best way to experience Savage Dragon remains to read the original comic book series, which is one of the longest running and bestselling independent comic book series to date. It is available in single issue and trade paperback edition print formats and in digital editions.

Savage Dragon #254

Congrats President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris, Sincerely Savage Dragon

Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen is celebrating the Biden/Harris win by sending the hit issue Savage Dragon #253 back to print with a congratulatory cover for the President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris.

The Savage Dragon #253 first printing featured a variant cover in which the character endorsed the two during their run. It quickly sold out in stores and across the world. This post-Election second printing cover celebrates the People’s choice with a congratulatory message from the title’s star, Malcolm Dragon.

Larsen has previously done covers featuring cameos of politicians including his recent first printing Biden/Harris endorsement cover, which sold out at the distributor level, and his cover endorsing Barack Obama sold out and went back to press four times. 

Savage Dragon has had a long tradition of president and candidate covers dating back to George W. Bush, and covers featuring past presidents have become highly collectible items. 

Savage Dragon #253 second printing (Diamond Code OCT208042) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 9.

Savage Dragon #253 second printing

Savage Dragon #254-256 Will Feature Retro Style Variants

Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon series will feature three 70s style retro variants for the upcoming issues #254-256 hitting shelves in November, December, and January respectively.

In Savage Dragon #254, Malcolm Dragon is overwhelmed by the superior firepower of the newly assembled and fully operational Vicious Circle, and a dark cloud falls over the city of Toronto. Meanwhile, Paul Dragon tries to put together the pieces of his shattered past. Comes with our highest possible recommendation.

Savage Dragon #254 Cover A by Larsen (Diamond Code SEP200222) and Savage Dragon #254 Cover B retro 70s trade dress (Diamond Code SEP208500) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, November 18.

Savage Dragon #255 Cover A by Larsen (Diamond Code OCT200219) and Savage Dragon #255 Cover B retro 70s trade dress (Diamond Code SEP208501) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, December 16.

Savage Dragon #256 Cover A by Larsen (Diamond Code NOV200164) and Savage Dragon #256 Cover B retro 70s trade dress (Diamond Code SEP208502) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, January 13.

Savage Dragon #252 and its “Classic Funnies Comic Strips” Heads Back to Print

Savage Dragon #252, second printing

The wildly popular homage to classic “funnies” comic strips—Savage Dragon #252 by Image partner and CFO Erik Larsen—is being rushed back to print to keep up with growing demand.

In this experimental issue, Larsen taps into the beloved comics nostalgia of classic Funnies strips with double-page spreads in the iconic newspaper comic strip style of storytelling. From a Peanuts parody to a Dick Tracy send-up, from a Doonesbury lampoon to a Blondie satire, this issue is sure to amaze and inspire.

In the announcement, Larsen said:

I’m happy to see how enthusiastically this issue was received by the fans. It was an enormous challenge to write and draw. It took considerably longer to put together than an ordinary issue of Savage Dragon and it’s extremely gratifying to have had it be so well received. I spent weeks combing through newspaper strips and making lists of what might work I drew strips which didn’t make the grade for one reason or another and had a lot of false starts along the way. Ferran Delgado, my letterer, hit it out of the park emulating the lettering of each strip. It was a tremendous effort but true labor of love for everybody involved.

Savage Dragon #252, second printing (Diamond Code AUG209090) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 28.

Savage Dragon Casts his Vote for Biden/Harris in this Variant Cover

Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen is voting Biden/Harris this election season with an alternate cover of Savage Dragon #253 revealed today.

In the announcement, Larsen said:

This is an important election. They always say that but with America literally on fire and an ineptly handled pandemic it feels especially so. Twelve years ago SAVAGE DRAGON endorsed BARACK OBAMA and history was made. Savage Dragon #137 was the first comic book to feature the then-candidate Obama on its cover and it became a global sensation. It’s time to take a stance once more and help make the country, and the world, a better place!

Larsen has previously done covers featuring cameos of politicians, his cover endorsing Barack Obama sold out and went back to press four times. 

Savage Dragon has had a long tradition of president and candidate covers dating back to George W. Bush, and covers featuring past presidents have become highly collectible items. 

Savage Dragon #253 (Diamond Code AUG208695) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, October 21.

Savage Dragon #253

Savage Dragon #250 Sells Out and Gets a New Printing

The highly anticipated, record-breaking Savage Dragon #250 issue by Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen has sold out at the distributor level and is being rushed back to print in order to keep up with demand.

For 28 years, Erik Larsen has chronicled the lives and times of the Dragon and his extended family in one of comics’ only series set in real time. This monumental oversized milestone issue is a sweeping culmination that sets the stage for the next phase of comics’ most uncompromising series with its most shocking story yet! 

Savage Dragon #250, second printing (Diamond Code JUN208611) will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, August 19.

Savage Dragon #250, second printing

Image Reveals Walt Simonson, Frank Cho, Erik Larsen, and Ryan Ottley’s Savage Dragon #250 Covers

Legendary artists Walt Simonson, Frank Cho, and Ryan Ottley join Rob Liefeld and Skottie Young in contributing to the eye-popping covers of the milestone Savage Dragon #250 issue by Image Comics partner and CFO Erik Larsen. This record-breaking issue is set to release from Image Comics in July.

For 28 years, Erik Larsen has chronicled the lives and times of the Dragon and his extended family in one of comics’ only series set in real time. This monumental oversized milestone issue is a sweeping culmination that sets the stage for the next phase of comics’ most uncompromising series with its most shocking story yet! 

Forces have conspired against Malcolm Dragon and his family—but is this a turning point or…THE END?! Find out as Savage Dragon becomes the second original Image title to reach its 250th issue and begins the countdown to #300.

Savage Dragon #250 will be available at comic book shops on Wednesday, July 15. 

  • Savage Dragon #250 cover A by Erik Larsen (Diamond Code DEC190056)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover B by Frank Cho (Diamond Code DEC190057)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover C by Rob Liefeld (Diamond Code DEC190058)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover D by Walt Simonson (Diamond Code DEC190059)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover E by Skottie Young (Diamond Code DEC190060)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover F Blank Sketch variant (Diamond Code DEC190061)
  • Savage Dragon #250 cover G drawn by Erik Larsen, inked by Ryan Ottley (Diamond Code FEB209190)

Venom 2 Gets a New Release Date and a Title

Carnage

Sony Pictures has announced that Venom 2 will come to theaters on June 25, 2021. That’s the date originally held by The Batman which moved to October 1, 2021. The sequel to Venom was originally to be released on October 2, 2020.

We also get the news that the sequel has an official title, Venom: Let There Be Carnage.

Andy Serkis is directing the Venom sequel, which sees Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams, and Woody Harrelson reprising their roles of Eddie Brock, Anne Weying, and Cletus Kasady. Naomie Harris will be playing Shriek.

“Let There Be Carnage” is a reference to the character Carnage, another symbiote who bonds with Cletus Kasady, played by Harrelson. The character is an unrepentant serial killer with no morality. Kasady was created by David Michelinie and artist Erik Larsen, the character first appeared in The Amazing Spider-Man #344.

Harrelson briefly appeared in 2018’s Venom in a mid-credits scene teasing the character’s debut in a sequel.

Venom earned $213.5 million domestically, $642.6 million internationally, and a little over $856 million worldwide.

Preview: Captain America: The End #1

Captain America: The End #1

(W) Erik Larsen (A) Erik Larsen (CA) Rahzzah
Rated T+
In Shops: Feb 05, 2020
SRP: $4.99

THE FINAL CAPTAIN AMERICA STORY!

Steve Rogers fights for survival in a post-apocalyptic wasteland populated by hordes of Red Skulls! Legendary writer/artist Erik Larsen (SPIDER-MAN, WOLVERINE, NOVA) returns to Marvel for an oversized last tale of Simon & Kirby’s American Hero!

Captain America: The End #1

Image Partners – Kirkman, Larsen, McFarlane, Silvestri, Stephenson, and Valentino Will Sign Together for the First Time Ever

Image Comics

The entire, current Image Comics partners will come together for a special group signing on December 10 from 7-10 p.m. at I Like Comics (1715 Broadway St., Vancouver, Washington 98663) for the first time ever.

Image Comics’ Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, Eric Stephenson, and Jim Valentino will be present at the shop to meet with fans and sign comics.

The event will last three hours and fans will be limited to one (1) item per partner to sign. Signatures are free of charge. No CGC will be permitted. In the interest of moving through the line—and ensuring as many fans get a chance to have their items signed as possible—no selfies/posed photos will be permitted. 

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