The Savage FINcast is the internet's only podcast dedicated to the works of Erik Larsen and his comic creation, Savage Dragon. New episodes are available every other Wednesday (for the most part). We have two main podcast formats. For the main FINcast format, we cover news, listener mail, and either conduct a creator interview or conduct a thorough review/discussion of the current Savage Dragon issue or other work released by Larsen . For our Retro FINcast format, we review back issues related to Savage Dragon, going back over 27 years! Go grab your comics and geek out with us!
Lo! There shall come… a couple endings. The Savage FINcast comes to the end of a journey several years in the making as TMNT Urban Legends reaches its final conclusion after 20 years. Craig, Jim, and Raven look at the final three, and brand new, issues of TMNT: Urban Legends, revisit IDW’s TMNT 30th Anniversary special, and also take a look at a two issue unofficial Image TMNT fan comic finale from 2011/2012. How does it compare? What did they get right? What did they get wrong? All this and listener letters and FINteresting Conversations. This episode, “When you Flipped the Page and saw Paul, how did you feel?”
03:18 – Savage Dragon 252 Second Printing (News)
05:57 – Alternate ‘Biden/Harris’ Cover for 253 (News)
08:33 – Savage Dragon 256 Cover (News)
15:44 – Listener Mail
25:42 – When you Flipped the Page and saw Paul, how did you feel? (FINteresting Conversations)
30:24 – What other 3rd party property would you like to see folded into the Highbrow universe under Erik’s editorship? (FINteresting Conversations)
43:10 – Raven’s TMNT Quiz (Games)
01:03:35 – TMNT Urban Legends 24-26 (Review)
01:56:35 – IDW 30th Anniversary One-Shot (Review)
02:03:44 – TMNT 24-25 Fan Ending (Review)
Its a magical world when Savage Dragon and the Savage FINcast go SUNDAY FUNNY! Craig, Jim, & Raven take a further look at Savage Dragon 251 before diving into the Savage Dragon's Salute to the Funnies in Savage Dragon 252. It's gag comic references galore as Erik Larsen pulls out all the stops emulating the art styles of histories greatest news paper comic strips (and also Rex Morgan). Its a hoot and a half in this episode of the Savage FINcast!
01:56 - FINmail
32:59 - What Artists Do You Want to see Erik Emulate next? (FINteresting Conversation)
50:06 - Savage Dragon 251 (Review)
01:30:46 - Savage Dragon 252 (Review)
Its post anniversary bliss as the Savage FINcast crew; Craig, Jim & Raven are joined by the man himself Erik Larsen to discuss the titanic events of Savage Dragon 250 and 251! What’s the deal with Paul? How did the 250 back-ups come about? What is Larsen’s favorite kind of music? All this in the latest episode of the Savage FINcast!
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro Raven, Jim, & Craig finally arrive to the main event. Spinning out of the pages of Savage Dragon Freak Force is here! Cramped apartments, bounty hunting, revenge, bathroom comfortableness, and confusion about Manga. These issues have them all!
So its come to this. Savage Dragon. The big 250. Craig, Jim, Raven, and Scott delve into the 100 page monster to experience the cover to cover excitement as only Erik Larsen can bring us. In this episode the gang plays rank the variant, get excited about avoiding COVID, wonders about space octopi, and get our minds blown. All this and Larsen News, reader emails, and FINteresting conversation!
00:04:11 – Savage Dragon Cartoon on Peacock (News)
00:07:29 – Savage Dragon 250 Scorpion Comics Exclusive Cover (News)
00:19:02 – Savage Dragon 250 (Review)
03:06:57 – FINteresting Letters
In this episode of the Savage FINcast retro Raven, Jim, and Craig take a look at some of the most iconic moments of early Savage Dragon. The founding of Freak Force. The first titanic confrontation with Overlord. It can’t hardly be contained!
02:05 – Savage Dragon 06 (Review)
49:16 – Savage Dragon 07 (Review)
Hell has come to Toronto and the Savage FINcast is here to give you all the details. Jim, Raven, and Craig dig in as the new war between the Vicious Circle and Malcolm Dragon heats up. Old friends, old foes, old page layouts, this issue’s got it all. All this and a new FINteresting Conversation! Who are our favorite under used VC goons? And of course another installment of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Urban Legends!
03:48 – LISTENER E-MAILS
14:06 – FINTERESTING CONVERSATIONS
27:12 – SAVAGE DRAGON 249 (Review)
02:24:02 – TMNT: URBAN LEGENDS 20 (Review)
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro hosts Raven, Jim & Craig take a look at the final three issues of Gary Carlson’s Vanguard series. Featuring the art stylings of Rick Leonardi, Angel Medina, and Andy Smith.
01:57 – Vanguard 04 (Review)
35:32 – Vanguard 05 (Review)
59:15 – Vanguard 06 (Review)
In this latest episode of the Savage FINcast, things get a little… zany. Hosts Craig, Jim, & Raven have comic strips on the brain with the unveiling of Savage Dragon 252’s cover and its promise of Savage Dragon as comic strip promise. But after that they dig into the main event, Savage Dragon 248. Chicago is dealing with their freak population once and for all, and Toronto is going to feel the fallout. Heroes and villains live and die by the bucket full in this titanic episode of the Savage FINcast. All that plus Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Urban Legends 19, guest-staring the Special Operations Strikeforce!
01:51 – Savage Dragon 252 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
25:42 – Savage Dragon 248 (Review)
01:57:38 – TMNT Urban Legends 19 (Review)
It’s time for another Savage Dragon side trip! Raven, Jim & Craig delve into deep space to to experience the initial adventures of Vanguard, alien super-hero come to protect the Earth from terrible extraterrestrial threats. The trio talk about the myriad of Vanguard artists and the pros and cons of changing art teams every issue of your comic book. Tomm Coker, Jason Pearson, and Joe Madureira take us on an Earthbound cosmic oddity filled with titanic team ups and many many language based misunderstandings.
02:57 – Vanguard 01
24:26 – Vanguard 02
44:11 – Vanguard 03
Many of us may be trapped inside due to a raging pandemic, but that doesn’t stop the Savage FINcast from rolling on. Craig, Jim, & Raven are back to record a long overdue interview with Savage Dragon front man Erik Larsen! Were we discus the challenges of Erik’s guest return to Marvel, Savage Dragon’s status while Diamond comic distribution has suspended operations, and just what the future holds for Savage Dragon on the way to 250 in the new normal.
The world is in viral lock down, so instead of reviewing the latest and greatest issue of Savage Dragon, FINcast crew Craig, Jim, and Raven go back a few months to take a look at Erik Larsen’s Captain America: The End one-shot and react to its many many ironic parallels with today’s reality. Oh, and we talk about the covid-19 shutdown and its impact on the comic industry. A lot.
02:28 – Diamond Stops Distribution (Erik Larsen News)
37:28 – Comic Kayfabe Interview with Erik (Erik Larsen News)
41:06 – Captain America : The End (Review)
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro; Raven, Jim, & Craig take a look at Savage Dragon (on-going) issues 04 and 05, have options about how much a of jerk Dragon is, meet the very very gross Cesspool, ask pertinent questions about Doubleheader, and wish much merry death upon each other. All that plus Rapture, Ricochet, and Mighty Man flip-book action. In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro.
In this wacky and wild Savage FINcast Retro Raven, Craig, and Jim take a look at all the Savage Dragon Guest-Appearances that occurred from 1992 to around 1994. Some minor, some… major? But all worth talking about in some fashion. So join us as we cover…
The Maxx 06
Team Youngblood 03
(note: Audio quality take a dip around the 1 hour mark due to technical difficulties. The Savage FINcast apologizes for any inconvenience)
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro, Raven, Jim, and guest Scott James take a look at the final two issues of the first SuperPatriot mini-series. Dave Johnson’s crazy tech, how SuperPatriot might work as a feature film, what affects the Savage World had on the events of this story… all discussed in this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro.
In this very special episode of the Savage FINcast Jim, Raven, and Craig take a long overdue look at the Savage Dragon cartoon from 1994. Watch along at home on your tablet or PC as the gang riffs on the animation and voice over stylings of early 90s action cartoons.
NOTE: This episode best listen to at home with the cartoon playing under the review segments.
Savage Dragon Intro 02: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsSjYg2EPVY
Savage Dragon episode 1: https://archive.org/details/TheSavageDragonS01E11/The+Savage+Dragon+S01E01.mp4
Savage Dragon episode 2: https://archive.org/details/TheSavageDragonS01E11/The+Savage+Dragon+S01E02.mp4
Youngblood Animation Test: https://youtu.be/kYcgJSDfqoI?t=25
05:21 Savage Dragon Intro
11:02 Savage Dragon cartoon episode 01
34:14 Savage Dragon cartoon episode 02
01:05:37 Youngblood Cartoon test reel
It’s been a wild year in both Savage Dragon the comic and the Savage FINcast the podcast. Craig, Jim, & Raven are joined by friend of the show Scott James to discuss all seven titanic issues of Savage Dragon in 2019. What made us laugh? What made us cry? What are we looking forward to in Savage Dragon in 2020? All this plus Raven pops a quiz!
Secret breakfast revelations abound on the latest episode of the Savage FINcast. Craig, Jim, and Raven experience modern warfare with the arrival of the Demonoid champion, the deadly Demon King, who is none to happy about the current state of his kingdom. Its a smash bang barnburner with Angel and Malcolm pushed to their limits, in this episode of the Savage FINcast.
02:16 – Savage Dragon 251 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
10:53 – Big Bang Adventures 01 now available (Erik Larsen News)
15:22 – Double Page Spread from Captain America The End (Erik Larsen News)
18:40 – Savage Dragon 247 (Review)
Get out the cake, it's a birthday! The Savage FINcast goes green once again to catch up on the final three issues of the original Image Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series, recently reprinted in color by IDW and re-branded as "TMNT: Urban Legends." Craig, Jim, & Raven yuck it up about lax museum security, dino soldiers from space, traitorous ninja clans, and ladies who shred. That, plus: Erik Larsen news and a surprise TMNT action figure trivia game by Raven.
Anomalies Kickstarter- https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/chrisecker/anomalies-the-comic-book-series/posts
04:02 – Savage Dragon 255 Cover (Erik Larsen News)
08:26 – Anomalies Kickstarter by Gary Carlson (Erik Larsen News)
15:49 – Another Savage Dragon 250 Variant Cover (Erik Larsen News)
18:48 – TMNT Action Figure Trivia (Trivia)
36:30 – TMNT Urban Legends 21 (Review)
54:48 – TMNT Urban Legends 22 (Review)
1:14:48 – TMNT Urban Legends 23 (Review)