Savage FINcast – Episode: 33: BRAPPA-LORTCH!

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Trouble is brewing deep beneath the planet’s crust in this latest episode of the SAVAGE FINCAST. Craig returns from his vacation in the Canadian badlands just in time to join Jim and Raven in tackling Savage Dragon 198. Together they discuss the earth shaking implications of Erik Larsen’s new Savage Dragon movie script and speculate what a Savage Dragon movie might look like. While inside the latest issue of the comic series, the Fincasters get hype about the Bean, sound effects, Maxine, and the miracle of twice-up artwork. Last but certainly not least, the episode is wrapped up with discussion about the superb Vanguard and Funnies backups!

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

TIMESTAMPS

01:00 – INTRODUCTIONS
16:19 – CS MOORE DART STATUE ADVERTISED IN PREVIEWS (Erik Larsen News)
18:31 – ERIK LARSEN COMPLETES SAVAGE DRAGON THE MOVIE SCREENPLAY (Erik Larsen News)
25:07 – EPISODE 31 TRIVIA ANSWER AND WINNER (Savage Dragon Trivia)
27:08 – EPISODE 33 TRIVIA QUESTION (Savage Dragon Trivia)
29:25 – SAVAGE DRAGON 198 (Comic Review)
55:13 – VANGUARD PART 2 (Comic Review)
01:04:04 – SAVAGE DRAGON THE MOVIE SPECULATION

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Savage FINcast – Episode 32: R.I.P. Lightning Powers

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It’s a somber episode of the Savage FINcast when the death and mayhem is cranked up to 11 in the pages of SAVAGE DRAGON as the Vicious Circle make their move against a strangely warped and twisted Malcolm Dragon! Who will survive? Hint: Not many. This episode Jim and Raven talk about how brutal Savage Dragon battles can be, how awesome Maxine is, how they feel about Bellco Chemicals, and just what the hell is a DINO-COP?! Also they play catch-up reviewing last month’s NEUTRON BOB back-up and get super excited about the return of VANGUARD this issue! But its not all fun and games as we say goodbye to a old, dear, friend. No, not Craig. He’s just on vacation and will be back next episode.

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

TIMESTAMPS
00:58 – Introductions
11:15 – Savage Dragon 199 will be all Double Page Spreads (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
13:49 – Savage Dragon 200 Back-Up Contributors (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
15:20 – Savage Dragon 200 will have 3 covers (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
19:25 – Giant Sized Kung-Fu Bible Stories now Available (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
24:21 – Neutron Bob Back-Up (REVIEW)
32:52 – Savage Dragon 197 (REVIEW)
01:05:46 – Vanguard (REVIEW)
01:15:52 – Next Time

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Savage FINcast – Episode 31: 196 European Bible Stories – Featuring Erik Larsen

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Scoops are dropping like ice cream bombs on this episode of the Savage FINcast! Craig, Jim, and Raven dive right into the exciting news for San Diego Comic Con with the announcement of the exclusive GIANT SIZED KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES treasury edition. But with divine news that big, only a talk with the Big Man himself will do. ERIK LARSEN joins the FINCAST to talk about his European Tour adventures, the process of bringing together six other legendary comic creators for a one of a kind anthology, future back-ups for the future, and of course SAVAGE DRAGON 196. Its a bold new era as only the mighty Erik Larsen can bring you.

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

TIMESTAMPS
01:30 – INTRODUCTIONS
07:00 – GIANT SIZED KUNG FU BIBLE STORIES at SDCC (Erik Larsen News)
08:28 – LAST EPISODES TRIVIA ANSWERS (Savage Dragon Trivia)
13:59 – NEW TRIVIA QUESTION (Erik Larsen Trivia)
15:33 – ERIK LARSEN (Interview)
01:38:17 – SAVAGE DRAGON 197 (Next Episode)

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Savage FINcast – Episode 30: State Fair Zucchini

unnamedOld flames are rekindled in explosive fashion in this episode of the Savage FINcast! Craig, Jim, and Raven tackle the bombastic force that is Savage Dragon 195! Will Malcolm survive the combined might of Red Rage and Dart? Will Malcolm and Maxine reconnect? Is Jim is the most gullible SD fan on the planet?! (hint: yes) The gang also  takes the opportunity to check out the TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES 30TH ANNIVERSARY one-shot where the familiar team of Gary Carlson and Frank Fosco revisit their Image run on TMNT.

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

 

TIMESTAMPS
00:52 – Introductions
11:33 – Erik Larsen Variant Cover for Superman 33 (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
15:20 – Erik working on ‘Mystery Project’ again (ERIK LARSEN)
18:14 – Erik Interviewed on Hour Cosmic Podcast (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
19:38 – Episode 29 Answers (SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA)
28:01 – Trivia Question (SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA)
29:13 – Savage Dragon 195 (REVIEW)
01:00:42 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30th Anniversery One-Shot (REVIEW)
01:13:58 – Next Episode (Outro)

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Savage FINcast – Episode 29: Twice Up!

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Twice up with a side of backup story, please! That’s how we like our Savage Dragon!

Just when you think Erik Larsen has run out of ways to impress you, he pulls out his latest and greatest artistic experiment! Larsen’s most recent endeavor finds him drawing the pages to issue #194 on much larger art boards (12.5″ x 18.5″), and the outcome is absolutely breathtaking! The two double-page splashes are worth the price of admission alone! After picking their collective jaws off of the ground, Jim, Craig, and Raven gush about the overall greatness of this issue. Although the FINcasters thought that issue #193 was a misstep, issue #194 has rebounded as an issue that could be placed in the best-of-the-best territory! Stunning art, a moving story, over-the-top fisticuffs, enjoyable backup features, and the best letters column in the business—this is Savage Dragon at the top of it’s game. You’ve read it, so can you blame us for raving about it?

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode!

TIMESTAMPS
00:52 – INTRODUCTIONS
01:16 – Covers to Savage Dragon 198 & 199 (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
05:57 – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Annivesery One-Shot with Gary Carson & Frank Fosco (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
11:07 –  Travis Sengaus drawing back-up in Savage Dragon 200 (ERIK LARSEN NEWS)
14:38 – Episode 28 Trivia Answers (SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA)
22:39 – New Trivia Question (SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA)
23:43 – Savage Dragon 194 (ISSUE REVIEW)

Savage FINcast – Episode 27: A Banner Year

unnamedWith a “Bold New Direction” right around the corner, the Savage FINcast takes some time to reflect back on the events that occurred in Savage Dragon during the past year. Craig, Jim, and Raven are on board to count down 2013’s most memorable Savage Dragon moments as well as discuss other favorite comics that they read over the past year. It was a year to remember as Dragon was put on death row, his race was decimated, and his powers were stripped. Not that it was any less exciting for Malcolm who had relationship highs and lows, witnessed deadly new villains vie for control of Chicago, and prepared to move out on his own. Join us as we celebrate a true banner year for the Savage Dragon series, in this episode of the Savage FINcast!

All that, and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode.

TIMESTAMPS
02:04 – Chris Burnham Back-Up for Savage Dragon 200 (Erik Larsen News)
05:12 – Cover to Savage Dragon 197 (Erik Larsen News)
09:35 – Episode 25 Trivia Responses (Savage Dragon Trivia)
15:40 – New Trivia Question (Savage Dragon Trivia)
16:35 – Savage Dragon 2013 Retrospective (Review)
58:36 – Favorite Non-Dragon Comics of 2013
01:28:46 – Next Episode and Outro

Savage FINcast – Episode 26: Past, Present, & Future – An Interview with Erik Larsen

26BannerIt’s the holiday season, so we at the Savage FINcast are giving you what you want!  Craig and Jim sit down to interview the big man himself, Erik LarsenJoin us as we ring in the new year by discussing the past, present, and future of our favorite funny mag!

Listen as we discuss topics such as the “chosen one”, comic book logic, aging and killing characters, Dragon’s fin, collecting old spin-off series, anniversary issues, and Dragon’s continued role in the book. In addition, we touch upon the future, as Erik talks about what we can look forward to when Malcolm takes the lead in issue #193 and drops hints as to what we can expect from issue #200.

This time around, in addition to of our normal interview, we asked YOU, the Savage FINcast listeners, for questions to pose to Erik! Your response was tremendous and Erik did his best to satisfy your Universo-like hunger for Savage Dragon knowledge!

In addition to the interview, we attempt to keep you up-to-date with our regular  “Erik Larsen News” segment as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode.

TIMESTAMPS

01:20 – Malcolm Appears in Nancy In Hell (Erik Larsen News)
02:59 – Clayborn Moore Studios Dart Statue (Erik Larsen News)
05:40 – Erik Larsen Chat (Interview)
01:49:30 – Next Episode

Savage FINcast – Episode 25: The Average Dragon

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It’s the end of an era, and the Savage FINcast has a front row seat! Craig, Jim, and Raven try to keep their emotions in check as they bear witness to what may be the Savage Dragon’s last day! As one chapter closes, another begins when the adventures of Malcolm Dragon take center stage!  The Vicious Circle has a deadly new boss and a villainous new plan has been set in motion! To make matters even worse, a dangerous new foe known as Slag is on the scene and has a personal vendetta against Malcolm! Change and excitement are in the air as Savage Dragon enters its boldest and newest direction yet!

All that and our regular “Erik Larsen News” and “Savage Dragon Trivia” segments as well! As always, we would love to hear from you! Drop us a line at SAVAGEFINCAST (at) GMAIL (dot) COM to comment about the show, or suggest future discussion ideas. We will most likely read your letter on the next episode.

TIME STAMPS

00:47 – INTRODUCTIONS
02:00 – ERIK LARSEN NEWS (Scott James on Barbaric and Ricochet Back-Up)
04:22 – ERIK LARSEN NEWS (Savage Dragon 196 cover)
09:10 – ERIK LARSEN NEWS (Image Expo 2013)
11:19 – SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA (Last episode’s answers)
17:56 – SAVAGE DRAGON TRIVIA (This episode’s question)
19:46 – REVIEW (Savage Dragon 192)
01:06:03 – REVIEW (Back-Up Story)
01:08:45 – NEXT EPISODE (Savage Dragon 193)

Savage FINcast – Episode 24: Jail Break, Heart Breaks

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Its all out mayhem this episode of the Savage FINcast! As Jim and Raven are witness to the pulse pounding Savage Dragon 191! The Vicious Circle decides to spring a few of their pals from the big house! Dragon might be on death row (and down a couple arms) but that’s not going to stop him from cracking a few heads! Also, this episode we lament the passing of a couple several many… um… a few of our favorite characters. All this and Erik Larsen Eews and Savage Dragon 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 letter on the next episode!

 

Savage FINcast – Episode 23: Heroes, Hoodlums, & Haunts – A Chat with Scott James!

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Join along as we (two of your lovable Fincast hosts, Jim and Craig) take a break from our regularly scheduled programming to bring you a special interview with fan-favorite artist-extraordinaire, Scott James! Scott’s artistic talents on four(!) different Savage Dragon backup stories have allowed him the rare chance to play around with Larsen’s coolest characters! When not messing around in Erik Larsen’s toy chest, Scott’s busy creating his own worlds, including the supernatural-thriller, “The Case Files of Harlan Falk”, as well as “The Mob Files” (along with Vanguard backup artist, Frank Fosco).

For this episode we ditch the news, trivia, and our normal meaningless blather as to focus our collective attention upon Scott like a surgical laser.  Scott indulges us by answering our every question regarding drawing and coloring comics, working with Larsen, playing around with the Savage Dragon characters, and developing creator-owned projects among other things. It’s a great interview with tons of insight into the creative process that you won’t want to miss!

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

Savage Fincast: Episode 22 – “Easy to Digest”

 

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LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! The fight every Savage Dragon fan has been waiting for is here! Craig, Jim, and Raven have front row seats for brutality of Savage Dragon 190! Dragon is having a hell of a time in prison and now Mako joins the general population! You just know the blood is going to flow! All this plus two thrilling backup stories featuring monster hunting with Powerhouse and Flash Mercury, and the return of the Deadly Duo!

On top of the action packed tales, the Fincast gang also has much to discuss about Erik’s latest awe-inspiring experiment: offering issue 190 in two formats, either a regular 32-page comic or a 64-page digest edition, utilizing the same sized panels in both editions! It’s a must see! Believe us when we say, if Scott McCloud ran a comics college, Larsen would be a tenured professor!

As if that wasn’t enough, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news, and continue our “Erik Larsen Trivia” segment, where we read your responses to last month’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 episode.

TIMESTAMPS
01:31 – Max Damage Back Up in 191 (Erik Larsen News)
04 :50 – Cover to Savage Dragon 195 (Erik Larsen News)
08:28 – Savage Dragon 20th Anniversary Signing Event (Erik Larsen News)
09:41 – Last Episode’s Trivia Question (Trivia)
14:53 – This Episode’s Trivia Question (Trivia)
16:10 – Your Letters
22:15 – Savage Dragon 190 (Review)
01:27:12 – Powerhouse & Flash Mercury Back-Up (Review)
01:32:12 – Deadly Duo Back-Up (Review)
01:37:35 – Savage Dragon 191 (Next Episode)

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Savage FINcast – Episode 22: Easy To Digest

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LETS GET READY TO RUMBLE! The fight every Savage Dragon fan has been waiting for is here! Craig, Jim, and Raven have front row seats for brutality of Savage Dragon 190! Dragon is having a hell of a time in prison and now Mako joins the general population! You just know the blood is going to flow! All this plus two thrilling backup stories featuring monster hunting with Powerhouse and Flash Mercury, and the return of the Deadly Duo!

On top of the action packed tales, the Fincast gang also has much to discuss about Erik’s latest awe-inspiring experiment: offering issue 190 in two formats, either a regular 32-page comic or a 64-page digest edition, utilizing the same sized panels in both editions! It’s a must see! Believe us when we say, if Scott McCloud ran a comics college, Larsen would be a tenured professor!

As if that wasn’t enough, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news, and continue our  “Erik Larsen Trivia” segment, where we read your responses to last month’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 episode.

TIMESTAMPS
01:31 – Max Damage Back Up in 191 (Erik Larsen News)
04 :50 – Cover to Savage Dragon 195 (Erik Larsen News)
08:28 – Savage Dragon 20th Anniversary Signing Event (Erik Larsen News)
09:41 – Last Episode’s Trivia Question (Trivia)
14:53 – This Episode’s Trivia Question (Trivia)
16:10 – Your Letters
22:15 – Savage Dragon 190 (Review)
01:27:12 – Powerhouse & Flash Mercury Back-Up (Review)
01:32:12 – Deadly Duo Back-Up (Review)
01:37:35 – Savage Dragon 191 (Next Episode)

Savage FINcast – Episode 21: Sever Tooth Pain

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Prison rules apply on this episode of the Savage FINcast as Craig, Jim, and Raven sit down to review Savage Dragon 189!  Dragon enters a new phase of his life as he finds himself in the slammer along with all the Vicious Circle goons he once put away.  As you can probably guess, the inmates are not about to make him feel welcome! Intense action follows which begs the question– who is locked up with who?  Meanwhile, Ronald Winston Urass plans to make Dragon’s time in prison a groundhog day of never ending punishment!  I don’t think we’d be lying if we said this was most brutal issue of Savage Dragon yet!

In addition to our review of the Savage Dragon 189, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news, and continue our  “Erik Larsen Trivia” segment, where we read your responses to last month’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 episode!

TIME STAMPS
03:07 – Jack Kirby Museum print for sale (Erik Larsen News)
05:47 – Erik Larsen Interviewed on Stuff Said Podcast (Erik Larsen News)
07:46 – Savage Dragon 193 Solicitation (Erik Larsen News)
14:38 – Savage Dragon 194 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
19:36 – Trivia Answer (Savage Dragon Trivia)
26:32 – Trivia Question (Savage Dragon Trivia)
28:10 – Savage Dragon 189 (Issue Review)
01:49:44 – Next Issue

Savage Fincast – Episode 20: “How to Get Ahead in Life”

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Like a leafed through and dogeared comic book in a flea market bargain bin, the latest episode of the Savage FINcast arrives just in time for its cover to fall off. Or something…We’re bad at analogies. Sorry. This episode Craig, Jim, and Raven tackle SAVAGE DRAGON #188 in which the Claw finally makes his move for world domination and characters die in the brutal fashion you’ve come to expect as a Savage Dragon fan! After that, the FINcasters hop in their time machine for a retro review of SAVAGE DRAGON #148, the introduction of Daredevil as a regular character and his pals, the Little Wise Guys. As with every episode, we also run through the latest Erik Larsen-related news and continue our “Erik Larsen Trivia” segment, where we read your responses to last month’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!

TIMESTAMPS

00:47 – Introductions
01:28 – Erik Larsen News
08:34 – Last Episode’s Trivia Answer
14:24 – This Episode’s Trivia Question
15:51 – Savage Dragon 188 Review
01:02:23 – Savage Dragon 148 Retro-Review
01:24:39 – Next Episode

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

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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!

TIME STAMPS
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

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