Official Press Release
BERKELEY, CA — 18 April, 2006 — After a long hiatus, SAVAGE DRAGON
has returned to the shelves with a vengeance, selling out of its two
most recent issues as the series approaches the landmark number 125.
Only one other Image Comics title has made it to that point – Todd
McFarlane’s SPAWN – and to celebrate, SAVAGE DRAGON #125 will feature
an ad-free 64 pages of material.
Having taken almost a full year off to focus on his position as
Publisher of Image Comics, SAVAGE DRAGON creator Erik Larsen hit the
ground running this year with renewed vigor for his long-time creation.
Not only has the book been shipping on-time, every month, but fans
will notice that Larsen has taken over all creative aspects of the
book himself: writing, illustrating, coloring and even lettering!
“It’s great to be back,” said Larsen. “I’ve been dabbling with
Photoshop over the last few years, coloring back-up stories and the
occasional page or pin-up and many of the covers, but I really wanted
to color the book itself. Having had a lot of practice over my
‘break’ I was able to pick up the ball and run with it on the regular
series, and I’m pretty excited about the results. The lettering is
still a bit shaky, but I’m confident that I’ll get a handle on it.”
For the SAVAGE DRAGON #125, Larsen handled full creative chores for a
whopping 44 pages of all-new material. The milestone issue is rounded
out by three previously published stories: “The Wish” from NEGATIVE
BURN WINTER 2005 special, “Power Shortage” from the IMAGE COMICS
SUMMER SPECIAL (released for Free Comic Book Day in 2004) and “A Very
Glum X-Mas” from the IMAGE COMICS HOLIDAY SPECIAL 2005.
“SAVAGE DRAGON #125 was a lot of fun.” Larsen said. “I’m gearing up
for another awe-inspiring Savage Dragon epic and this one sets the
stage for that. It gets Mr. Glum in a position so that he can take
over the world and it puts the Savage Dragon in a place where he
doesn’t want to be. It’s all leading up to a rousing epic that
culminates with the characters from Mark Millar and J.G. Jones’
WANTED series dropping by to kick some serious ass (which happens in
SAVAGE DRAGON #128) and THAT leads into the NEXT phase of the
Dragon’s life. But it all starts in #125, which gets the ball rolling.”
SAVAGE DRAGON #125 will be on sale April 26th. There are currently 11
volumes of SAVAGE DRAGON trade paperbacks available for order and
your local comics retailer can contact their Diamond Customer Service
Representative for ordering.
Image Comics is a comics and graphic novels publisher formed in 1992
by a collective of best-selling artists. Since that time, Image has
gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United
States. There are currently four partners in Image Comics (Erik
Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino), and Image
is currently divided into four major houses (Todd McFarlane
Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline and Image Central).
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and style imaginable, offering science fiction, romance, horror,
crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest
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