Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Savage Dragon’s Rogues Gallery And Others!

Overlord exists as the first “Big Bad” in The Savage Dragon , though he’s very clearly drawn from the “List of Generic Super-Villain Cliches”- a big armored dude with a cape and a metal mask. I mean, it’s a big “Doctor Doom” thing and that’s it. He turned out to be a Mafiosi in his secret identity who realized that the “Freaks” of Chicago were soon becoming … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Savage Dragon’s Rogues Gallery And Others!

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Freak Force, Part 2

SuperPatriot- Most Prominent Dragon Ally?:Among the most prominent of Savage Dragon’s supporting cast is SuperPatriot, a masked cyborg superhero who dates back to World War II in that setting. His origin story is that he was a WWII soldier captured by the Germans, who used him as a guinea pig for evil scientific experiements- these ended up giving him super-powers. Escaping, he destroyed the base … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Freak Force, Part 2

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Freak Force

Savage Dragon being based around the notion of the main hero fighting the “Suprefreaks” that make up Chicago’s supervillain community, it made sense to slowly gather good-aligned superfreaks to help out. The Chicago PD recruited various characters- the Detroit vigilante Dart, the abuse victim Horridus, and Ricochet & Barbaric were recruited by the Dragon. The elder heroes SuperPatriot & Mighty Man also join, as does Dragon’s … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Freak Force

Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Erik Larsen / Savage Dragon

Erik Larsen is a study in contrasts- he bailed on Marvel with the rest of the Image creators, yet retained working at Marvel for the longest out of all of them. He seems like the member with the least grievances with other creators and writers, yet has by far the most public grievance of anyone, with his feud with Peter David. And despite all of … Continue reading Jab’s Image Deep Dive: Erik Larsen / Savage Dragon

Top TWENTY: Favorite Comic Artists

I regretted this… almost instantly. This was, you see, supposed to be a list of ten. My ten favorite comic book artists. Easy peasy. I’m going to do a follow up on writers, sure, but I figured I would start with the men and women who bring the writers’ ideas to life. And all I had to do was pick ten who were my favorites. … Continue reading Top TWENTY: Favorite Comic Artists

Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics – Part 1 (of A LOT)

Hey all! Here’s a series of things I was writing for another site about Image Comics and its history. Anyone with more familiarity, or any recollections of that period, feel free to chime in as well! I wrote little things about each team and many of the solo characters, particularly of the 1990s period. IMAGE COMICS: -Image Comics: where justifiable anger against your bosses, “Meet … Continue reading Jab’s Deep Dive: Image Comics – Part 1 (of A LOT)