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Savage FINcast

Savage FINcast

By SavageFINcast
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!
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Savage FINcast - Episode 99: Ten Toes!
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?” TIMESTAMPS 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)
October 15, 2020
Savage FINcast - Episode 98: Strong to the FIN-ish
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! Timestamps 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)
September 24, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 96: Einstein’s Sister’s Biggest Fan! An Interview with Erik Larsen!
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!
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 14: Freak Force 01 & 02
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!
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 95: HE SHOULD’A DIED SKINNY!
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! TIMESTAMPS 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
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 13: Savage Dragon 06 & 07
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! TIMESTAMPS 02:05 – Savage Dragon 06 (Review) 49:16 – Savage Dragon 07 (Review)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 94: Self Lovin’
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! TIMESTAMPS 03:48 – LISTENER E-MAILS 14:06 – FINTERESTING CONVERSATIONS 27:12 – SAVAGE DRAGON 249 (Review) 02:24:02 – TMNT: URBAN LEGENDS 20 (Review)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 12: Vanguard 4 – 6
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. TIMESTAMPS 01:57 – Vanguard 04 (Review) 35:32 – Vanguard 05 (Review) 59:15 – Vanguard 06 (Review)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 93: Dung Weiner Hatch
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! TIMESTAMPS 01:51 – Savage Dragon 252 Cover (Erik Larsen News) 25:42 – Savage Dragon 248 (Review) 01:57:38 – TMNT Urban Legends 19 (Review)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 11: Vanguard 1-3
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. TIMESTAMPS 02:57 – Vanguard 01 24:26 – Vanguard 02 44:11 – Vanguard 03
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 92: The Road to 250, an Erik Larsen FINterview
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.
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 91: Better Dead Than Red
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. TIMESTAMPS 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)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 10: Savage Dragon (on-going) 04 & 05
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.
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 09: Guest-Appearances Galore
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… Spawn 04 Shadowhawk 04 Supreme 02 Bombast 01 The Maxx 06 Team Youngblood 03 Tribe 03 Tribe 00 (note:  Audio quality take a dip around the 1 hour mark due to technical  difficulties. The Savage FINcast apologizes for any inconvenience)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 08: SuperPatriot 03 & 04
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.
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast Retro – Episode 07: SuperPatriot 01 & 02
On this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro, Raven, Jim, and guest host  Scott James take a look at the first two issues of Kieth Giffen and Dave  Johnson classic mini-series, SuperPatriot!
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 90: Tripping the Light Fantastic!
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. VIDEO SOURCES Savage Dragon Intro 02: Savage Dragon episode 1: Savage Dragon episode 2: Youngblood Animation Test: TIMESTAMPS 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
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 89: 2019 Year End Review!
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!
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 88: Breakfast Hatin’ Mofo!
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. TIMESTAMPS 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)
September 4, 2020
Savage FINcast – Episode 97: Eff It. Birthday Cake!
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. Links: Anomalies Kickstarter- TIMESTAMPS 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)
September 3, 2020