Saturday, January 31, 2015

Comic Book Preview - Savage Dragon Free Comic Book Day Issue

Weeks after the initial announcement, issued with a placeholder cover, Erik Larsen revealed what will be the final cover for Savage Dragon: Legacy #1, Image Comics' Free Comic Book Day offering in May.

The new cover focuses exclusively on Malcolm Dragon, the son of the title's original protagonist, who officially took over the title in 2014 after nearly fifty issues in which he was, for all intents and purposes, the main character for most of the time.

In the comments beneath the image's Facebook post, Larsen was encouraged by a fan to ply his trade on a Marvel or DC book, to which another fan responded that working at DC would be a waste of Larsen's time.

The artist agreed -- but he didn't single out DC for abuse, but instead noted that work-for-hire isn't really something he's interested in at this point in his career.

"Honestly--DC and Marvel are a waste of time," Larsen told a fan when asked whether he would consider work at the Big Two. "I can't imagine the circumstances that would have me going back."

Savage Dragon: Legacy will be available on May 2 for free as part of the Free Comic Book Day promotion, and then an expanded edition in a future comic, which is yet to be scheduled.