Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Savage Dragon Issue #152 – September 2009 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Savage Dragon Issue #152 YEAR: September 2009 COMPANY: Image Comics Writer/Artwork: Erik Larsen Letterer: Tom Orzechowski Colors: Nikos Koutsis Flats: Mike Toris We have seen the Savage Dragon die a few times and be mourned by family and friends. With issue #52, Paul Dragon has died and his family and friends mourn him.  While his teenage son Malcolm believes he is still alive. Meanwhile, a dragon with fangs and torn up fins attacks the Vicious Circle and literally slaughters […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Spawn – Special 25th Anniversary Edition – Issue #1 – August 2017 (Image Comics)

  TITLE: Spawn – Special 25th Anniversary Edition – Issue #1 YEAR: August 2017 COMPANY: Image Comics Story, Pencils & Inks by Todd McFarlane Letters: Tom Orzechowski  Color: Steve Oliff I have already blogged about “Spawn” issue #1 (1992), but with numerous Image Comics titles that are still ongoing and are celebrating their 25th anniversary, as Savage Dragon celebrated with their 225th issue, Todd McFarlane did something different to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first issue of “Spawn” and […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: SuperPatriot Issue #2 – September 1993 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Superpatriot Issue #5 YEAR: September 1993 COMPANY: Image Comics Creator/Scripter: Erik Larsen Plotter/Storyteller: Keith Giffen Penciler/Inker: Dave Johnson Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Colorist: Lovern Kindzierski Color Separation: Digital Chameleon Editor: Jannie Wong If you have read “Savage Dragon”, one will recognize the name SuperPatriot. An American superhero named Johnny Armstrong who fought in World War II, he was captured by the Nazis and was used as a guinea pig and experimented on and was able to get superhuman abilities. He […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Savage Dragon Issue #226 – August 2017 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Savage Dragon Issue #226 YEAR: August 2017 COMPANY: Image Comics Writer/Artist/Inker: Erik Larsen Colors: Nikos Koutsis Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Flats: Mike Toris Editor: Gavin Hiccinbotham Paul Dragon, the original Savage Dragon is dead. With the multiverse now combined and everyone having all these memories from various alternate worlds, there is a lot of confusion going around in the world. And suffice to say, many people are pissed. Issue #226 takes place not long after Paul Dragon’s death and a […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: The Savage Dragon Mini-Series – Issue #2 – October 1992 (Image Comics)

TITLE: The Savage Dragon Mini-Series Issue #2 YEAR: October 1992 COMPANY: Image Comics Creator/Writer/Artist/Inker: Erik Larsen Letterer: Chris Eliopoulos Colorist: Gregory Wright Editor: Jannie Wong Color Separation: Olyoptics As I went into a brief history of Erik Larsen and the Savage Dragon, the second issue of the mini-series featured Savage Dragon as a Chicago Police Dept. officer and taking on super-powered villains that have been causing mayhem throughout the city. This would be a revolving theme for the series and […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Dart issue #1 – February 1996 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Dart issue #1 YEAR: February 1996 COMPANY: Image Comics Story by Bruce Love, Julie Ditrich Art: Joseph Szekeres Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Film Separations: In Color Editor/Dart Creator: Erik Larsen Back in 1992, the character Dart (Jill August) was introduced in “Savage Dragon” issue #2.   Created by Erik Larsen, the character would be a main member of “Freak Force” which had its own comic book series. She was an interesting character because her past was terrible.  She was abused, her […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Image United Issue #1 – November 2009 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Image United Issue #1 YEAR: November 2009 COMPANY: Image Comics Art by Erik Larsen, Rob Liefeld, Todd McFarlane, Whilce Portacio, Marc Silvestri, Jim Valentino Story by Robert Kirkman Layout by Rob Liefeld Colors by Nikos Koutsis, Mike Toris Lettering by Tom Orzechowski Back in 1993 and 1994, Valiant Comics and Image Comics joined forces to put on a six-part comic book crossover between the two companies. While Valiant met their deal of having their comics published in time, Image […]

Comic Book Spotlight of the Day: Freak Force Vol. 1, Issue #1 – December 1993 (Image Comics)

TITLE: Freak Force Vol. 1, Issue #1 YEAR: December 1993 COMPANY: Image Comics Creator/Script: Erik Larsen Plots/Storytelling: Keith Giffen Pencils: Victor Bridges Inks: Karl Story Letters: Chris Eliopoulos Colors: Gloria Vasquez Color Separations: Olyoptics Film Output: Kell-O-Graphics Erik Larsen has featured many characters, those with super abilities in his comic book “Savage Dragon”. And in the beginning of Image Comics, as the co-creators were getting started and a few having multiple series showcasing talented artists, writers, inkers, colorists, etc., Erik […]