Articles by Erik Larsen
"So, are the readers the real editors like Stan Lee always claimed?" Thus begins this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION by Erik Larsen. Is this the actual case? And what part do and can message board regulars play? It's the kind of column that's sure to make some happy and others, well, not so.
Ahhh, swear words. Good old swear words. You don't seem them in comics approved by the Comics Code Authority, but they can be found in comics. When is it appropriate and when is it not? And how is this affecting Erik's work on upcoming issues of "Savage Dragon?" Come on inside and find out.
A couple of weeks back Erik had a little discussion about the costumes our favorite heroes wear and, well, it kicked up a storm of e-mail. So, Erik revisits the topic and looks at how even though comics are often derided for depicting women in very little clothing, the situation isn't that much better for men.
Biff! Bam! POW! While sound effects in comics used to be common place, these days they're something of a rarity. For many, the comic book sound effect evokes bad memories of the "Batman" TV show. For others, it's a useful tool. Where does Erik land in the debate? Have a read and find out in this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION.
Ahhh, the ability for someone to take something one person said and take it totally out of context and oh, how it happens in the online comics world. Erik shares some examples from his own career and, in fact, from just last week's column. Oh, and what's Former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore's connection to all this? Look inside.
Censorship. It's existed in many different forms over the years, either by others or our own industry via the Comics Code Authority. But today, a new form of censorship in comics is rearing its head. The source? The Internet. Erik Larsen discusses and tells you where it's coming from.
Star Trek has inspired generations of fans and story tellers. Erik Larsen is just one of those people affected by the star faring voyages of the Starship Enterprise. How did the series affect his career? And what impression did Nichelle Nichols have on a young Erik Larsen? Come inside and find out.
Ahhh the good ol' American comics vs. manga debate. Manga fans say American comics have a lot to learn from what they've been doing overseas. Except, most people say that without fully understanding the Asian comics market. Erik puts it all in perspective for readers and fans alike.