Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Savage Dragon and The Hulk



This is a team up that I am amazed has not happened yet.  While these two characters are both big, green and strong, that's where the similarities end, and it would be cool to see them laying the smack down side-by-side.  Erik Larsen has a great history with both Marvel and Image and I'd love to see him working on a project that brings those two comic universes together.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm not familiar with Savage Dragon. Is he related to Richard Dragon?

Anonymous said...

Maybe he is Vandal Savage's godson.

Sonofjack Well said...

I think that Savage Dragon is one of the most underrated comics around. Of all the original Image creators, Erik Larsen is the ONLY one still writing and drawing his signature character month in and month out, and he's been doing so for more than ten years. And you're right, Ross, this would be an EPIC smack-down! Thanks for another great cover.

Linneman said...

I agree with Sonofjack; Savage Dragon has quietly become one of the greatest wins in modern comics. It's clearly a labor of love for Erik Larsen, and the quality has been consistently high.

(Nice cover, too. I'm also surprised it hasn't happened yet!)

Anonymous said...

To my fellow Anonymice: Savage Dragon was created by Erik Larsen back in the late Eighties/early Nineties for what was then the neophyte publishing house known as Image Comics (as a refuge for Marvel expatriates tired of having their rightful credit grabbed). With the title character being an amnesiac member of the Chicago Police Department who battled less virtuous "super-freaks" (as the Windy City's resident metahumans were called). Most of the latter being part of a crime syndicate called the Vicious Circle!

I first became aware of the character through a syndicated cartoon spin-off series that USA Network adapted from the comic book. And it wasn't bad! The comic, itself, was a little less sanitized, however. But, I still read it, anyway.

That is, till they started going ret-con crazy with "Splitting Image" and other COIE-wanna-be story arcs!

Anonymous said...

That being said; how about a slugfest between the Hulk and Balrog (of STREET FIGHTER fame)?

Ideas Man said...

Those two make a good pairing on a cover. And make me wonder why Ross has not matched Savage Dragon with Fin Fang Foom, both of which seem to be favourite characters of his. Have you thought about it, Ross?

Giulio said...

I remember the feud between Erik Larsen and Peter David, it dragged for years, with the two exchanging blows in the letter pages of SD. I don't remember the point of it, except that Peter David was pissed off by the way Hulk was beaten by Doc Ock in Larsen's run on Spider-Man (David wrote a "revenge" issue later). Then he mocked SD by having Hulk "disguising" with a fin on his head saying it was stupid because everybody would go "Hey! It's the Hulk with a fin on his head!"

Ideas Man 2 said...

Savage Dragon looks like he'd be a good match for the post 1986 version of Despero, like in https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b1/Despero.JPG. Muscles, head fin, primary coloured skin. Does the Dragon play chess?

Unknown said...

I remember that as well I even have the dragon Comics were Peter david was writing to Eric and the fact that Eric would bring down the Hulk like that out of spite to Peter seems real weak to me

Darrick Littlechild said...

I would not let Erik Larson near the Hulk after all the crap that went down between him and Peter david in the 90's . As a Hulk fan myself I think he's absolute garbage

Darrick Littlechild said...

I would not let Erik Larson near the Hulk after all the crap that went down between him and Peter david in the 90's . As a Hulk fan myself I think he's absolute garbage

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