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    Quote Originally Posted by dan bailey View Post
    The Giffen/DeMatteis/Maguire was the one I was talking about, though.
    Yes, I was mistaken (again). "The Order", while produced with the same care as its predecessor, simply didn't do it for me. The '05 series which you WERE talking about was very enjoyable as well. Very subtle, wry and sarcastic in portraying the relationships between the priciple characters.
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    Back in the days when Larsen, Mcfarlane and Liefeld came out I much preferred Todd work. I hated Liefeld artwork and saw with mixed emotions Larsen. Nowadays I still think that Larsen is not my cup of tea, absolutely, I see Mcfarlane art as really dated, seems that his style have note stood the test of time and I really enjoy Erik Larsen work both on Savage Dragon and also on not so recent comics such as The Defenders story arc. To me Erik is a master of funny superheroes comic book.

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    Forgot to say that I really admire the way he draws Hulk. Nicest hair style in the superheroes world.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt Busiek View Post
    Yes, he's a really good writer.

    He also produces comics that have a lot of energy, great storytelling, bold, inventive design and a strong sense of fun. And he built himself a home -- Image, to some degree, but SAVAGE DRAGON specifically -- where he's got a series built around his strengths and he can just do it the way he wants it to be done and the people who like it will be glad to have it, year after year after year.

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    wow sounds exactly like the kind of thing I like to read, I really really need to find some savage dragon-hard to find in the UK!

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    One of the many reason Erik Larsen is great for me is because when you're reading his books, his love of comics and geek culture comes through effortlessly. You can really tell he loves this stuff.
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    I've always wanted to read it collected. Does anything exist ? I've got a trade of he mini.
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    I think it has to do with the bad taste the wake of the 90's left upon the industry. The art was pretty bad and over stylized but Larsen made that style work. The industry became focused on overly serious books but Larsen kept it fun. Also he is dedicated to his craft as an artist and a writer. Out of the Image founders he seemed to be one of the ones who wasn't concerned about it being a business opportunity but a chance to just do his own thing and he has stuck with that all these years. I think that the guy puts out quality material and has a solid sense of integrity. I can totally respect that.

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    I can see why his style isn't for everyone. My first introduction to Spider-Man was when he was on Amazing Spider-Man and I've always liked his style since. I didn't pick up Savage Dragon when it first came out due to lack of funds (I was in High School) but it is now one of my monthly pulls and I'm slowly buying the back issues. Awesome storytelling. Reading Savage Dragon reminds me of why I got addicted to comics in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondobrode View Post
    I've always wanted to read it collected. Does anything exist ? I've got a trade of he mini.
    You mean SAVAGE DRAGON? There's lot of trades of SAVAGE DRAGON.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondobrode View Post
    I've always wanted to read it collected. Does anything exist ? I've got a trade of he mini.
    Check out http://www.savagedragon.com/ and go into the comic/graphic novel section. You can choose individual issues or the trades themselves...decent prices too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hondobrode View Post
    I've always wanted to read it collected. Does anything exist ? I've got a trade of he mini.
    there is supposed to be upcoming Ultimate Savage Dragon hardcover collections but i think Vol. 1 keeps getting delayed.

    There are the cheap and massive B&W paperback Archives TPBs instead, and the slim colour TPBs but i bet a lot of those wont be easy to get now.

    or the back issues (whats wrong with those?)

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    Something else that's not being mentioned is his accessibility to his fans. I've met him at 3 different conventions and EVERY time he has a line of people asking for free stuff. I've never seen him turn down a sketch request, he is always friendly and open, and his skill is evident in about 20 seconds. I have to imagine that, in 25 years of doing this, he has had a number of now-successful creators pass through his lines at conventions; there's no telling what kind of impact he made on them on a personal level, just by making himself so readily available.

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    He drew two of my all-time favorite comic covers:



    Empty winds scrape on the soul never stop to realize/Animal whisperings intoxicate the night
    Hypnotize the desperate slow motionlight/Wash away into the rain
    Blood, milk and sky....

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    He holds his pencil weird. It's like he is having a seizure. It's like when Thor's hammer hits the ground and all that lightning comes out.

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    I don't even like Venom, but you can feel the energy pulsing in the two covers above.

    Savage Dragon is just a fun, creative book. I wish it were more popular. (I do remember watching a Savage Dragon cartoon when I was little, but that was during the 1990s when everything Image was huge.)

    I'm trying to remember a funny Larsen quote from Wizard. I believe it was "I just plain like to draw big knockers."

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