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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:23 am 
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They're off getting framed up right now! :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 10:24 am 
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They're both awesome. Must be nice to own a piece of Dragon history!

(And I was psyched to have Erik sign a copy of Megaton #3... )


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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 7:45 am 
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I'm not exactly sure this is the right thread, but heck, it's sort-of a piece of Dragon's pre-history, so...

This is from Erik's old "One Fan's Opinion" column at CBR. God, I just checked the date and realized it's already 6 years old...!

http://www.comicbookresources.com/?page ... e&id=15261

Anyways, at one point, Erik mentions a story from his younger days :

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There was a group of artists in Middle School. There were enough of us that, at some point, the faculty accommodated us by concocting a class called ""Comic book art." Which was an art class, taught by the librarian who, if memory served me, really had no business teaching art of any kind to anybody. But we endured. At some point he brought in a pile of Fantastic Four comics. He'd cleared the shelf of the existing copies of "Fantastic Four" #178, a book that ended on a cliffhanger, and had us attempt to continue the story on our own, with mixed and often hilarious results.


I must have read that column at the time, but it did not occur to me to check what exactly happened in FF #178 back then. And it so happens that...

http://marvel.wikia.com/Fantastic_Four_Vol_1_178

Yep. Enter The Brute, a.k.a. Reed Richards from the Counter-Earth.

(... as well as the inspiration for Ben Blank, a.k.a. The Lummox, but don't say it too loud.)

I wonder how much of Young Erik's art class assignment found its way into Savage Dragon #s 108-111!


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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:34 am 
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Awesome find :D

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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 9:39 am 
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JayWicky wrote:
I wonder how much of Young Erik's art class assignment found its way into Savage Dragon #s 108-111!


Absolutely none. I did manage to work Dragon into that assignment though--having the Thing and Dragon chew the rag over a couple of beers.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 10:04 am 
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I loved The Lummox.

Character was much more interesting than The Brute, by a long shot. Also, loved the fact that we had closure with the character instead of lingering about with no sort of resolution. Hey, that's why I love Savage Dragon. Characters actually die, and stay dead!


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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2012 12:42 pm 
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Erik Larsen wrote:
JayWicky wrote:
I wonder how much of Young Erik's art class assignment found its way into Savage Dragon #s 108-111!


Absolutely none. I did manage to work Dragon into that assignment though--having the Thing and Dragon chew the rag over a couple of beers.


Haha! That's so cool.


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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
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I found Megaton #1 and #2 in a used book shop in Yuma, AZ, back when I was a kid in the early 90s.
They're some of the prize jewels of my collection, such as it is.

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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 11:59 pm 
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Erik on Twitter wrote:
My aunt Marilyn just sent me a pile of artwork that I had, apparently, at my grandparents' house. It's all amateur stuff--and pretty raw.
There's even a short "What If General Ross had become the Hulk?" sequence. All of it was, I thought, long gone--but there it is.
I know the "What If" pages pre-dated the 2nd published Dragon story from Graphic Fantasy #2 because I reused the General Ross/Hulk design.


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scanning now. Some are huge and will need to be pieced together.


Is there any Dragon stuff in there? And that Hulk-Ross character design... Did it become the Inhabiter ?

Anyways, congrats on finding that stuff! I can't imagine how cool/weird it must be to find such a time capsule after so many years!


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 Post subject: Re: Dragon BEFORE Savage Dragon
PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:21 am 
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JayWicky wrote:
Is there any Dragon stuff in there? And that Hulk-Ross character design... Did it become the Inhabiter ?

Yes--Dragon art. And the design was used for the Possessor (SD #65).

JayWicky wrote:
Anyways, congrats on finding that stuff! I can't imagine how cool/weird it must be to find such a time capsule after so many years!

It's pretty cool. I had no idea this stuff was still out there somewhere.

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