Image Comics came about within my first three to four years of reading comic books. As somebody who had really only known Marvel and DC (and let’s be honest… only Marvel), it kind of blew my mind. There would be comics not directly tied into the worlds of Spider-Man or Batman? Comics that could tell stories that Superman or X-Men comics wouldn’t… or couldn’t? That … Continue reading Top Ten: Favorite Non-Big 2 Comics
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!
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
It’s weird that it’s taken so long to get here. A hundred-plus comic reviews. Dozens upon dozens of articles on the genre. Lists of all sorts. And I’ve never just sat down and written up a list of my ten favorite comic book characters? That’s not entirely true. On the Ghosts of the Stratosphere podcast, there is a “lost” episode that will never air. It … Continue reading Top Ten: Favorite Comic Book Heroes
A lot of times, when I have reviewed a non-Marvel/DC book for Reviews, I have been shocked to discover the book I selected was published by Image. A lot of the books I have heard of and am just getting around to checking out have been Image titles, and I was unaware of that going in. In the same way that people in my age … Continue reading Stew’s Reviews: Savage Dragon