Erik Larsen Biography
Erik Larsen is American comic book writer, artist and publisher from minneapolis, Minnesota. He is famous for his work on “Savage Dragon” and as one of the founders of “Image Comics”. He is also well known for his work on “Spider-Man” for Marvel Comics.
Erik Larsen Age
Erik was born on December 8, 1962.
Erik Larsen Height|Weight
Erik stands 1.83 metres tall. He weighs a total of 86 Kg.
Erik Larsen Early Life
As a child growing up in Bellingham, Washington, and Albion, California, he created several comic books featuring versions of a character named “The Dragon”, whom he has since described as a Batman-like character who drove a car copied from Speed Racer’s Mach Five. The Dragon turned into a superhero using a magic word to trigger his powers like Captain Marvel. Larsen and two friends produced a fanzine called Graphic Fantasy, which featured this character.
Erik Larsen Career
Larsen’s first paid work was for the anthology Megaton, co-creating and illustrating a feature called “Vanguard” with publisher Gary Carlson. A revised version of the Dragon debuted in issue #2 and appeared in the following two issues. Larsen went on to work for AC Comics on Sentinels of Justice and The DNAgents for Eclipse Comics. He did work at DC on The Outsiders, Teen Titans, Adventures of Superman, and Doom Patrol. For Marvel he did an Amazing Spider-Man fill-in story and five issues of Punisher. A Nova story for Marvel Comics Presents was greenlit but cancelled because it didn’t fit with an upcoming New Warriors series that would feature the character.
He replaced Todd McFarlane on Amazing Spider-Man with issue #329, (having previously penciled issues 287, 324, and 327) and with writer David Michelinie, the series experienced increasing sales, with stories such as “The Cosmic Spider-Man”, “The Return of the Sinister Six” (#334-339), and “The Powerless Spider-Man” (#341-343). He left the title with #350, leaving it to series mainstay Mark Bagley with #351. Larsen again succeeded McFarlane on Spider-Man, where he wrote and drew the six-issue story arc “Revenge of the Sinister Six” (#18-23).
Seeking greater control and profit over the work they created, he and five other illustrators abandoned Marvel to form Image Comics, where Larsen launched a series featuring the Savage Dragon. Though he continues to write and illustrate The Savage Dragon, Larsen has occasionally returned to Marvel to write and illustrate, on titles such as Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Wolverine, and Nova. He has also done work for DC writing Aquaman. In 2004 Larsen became Publisher of Image Comics, taking responsibility for all comics produced by creators other than the Image partners and their studios.
In 2012–2013, he had a run as writer and artist on a short-lived revival of Rob Liefeld’s Supreme, illustrating writer Alan Moore’s final unpublished script with issue #63 and writing new stories from issues #64–68.
Erik Larsen Net Worth
Erik has an estimated net worth of 4 million dollars as of 2019.
Erik Larsen Savage Dragon
Savage dragon is a fictional superhero created by Erik and was published as a comic book by image comics in July 1992. The comic features the adventures of a superheroic police officer named the Dragon. The character first appeared as Dragon in Graphic Fantasy #1 (June 1982) and first appeared as the “Savage Dragon” in Megaton #3 (February 1986).
The Dragon is a large, finned, green-skinned humanoid whose powers include super-strength and an advanced healing factor. He is also an amnesiac: his earliest memory is awakening in a burning field in Chicago, Illinois. Thus, for most of the series, the origins of his powers and appearance are a mystery to readers.
Savage Dragon is one of only two Image Comics titles that debuted during the company’s 1992 launch that continues to be published well into the late 2010s, and the only one of the two that for most of its run, has been written and drawn almost entirely by its creator (with the exception of one issue), for which Larsen has been lauded mutant criminal “superfreaks” that terrorize Chicago.
Savage Dragon was listed by Wizard as the 116th-greatest comic book characters of all time. IGN also listed Savage Dragon as the 95th-greatest comic book hero of all time stating that he has the trappings of a great comic book hero.
Erik Larsen Spider-Man
Every Spider-Man story featuring the action-packed art of Erik Larsen – including his fan-favorite collaboration with writer David Michelinie! These two top-notch creators pitted Spidey against heavyweights like Magneto, the Tri-Sentinel and the Punisher – but that was just a warm-up for the main events: The return of the Sinister Six! A deadlier-than-ever Venom! In this seminal run, Spider-Man gains cosmic abilities, loses his spider-powers, battles Styx & Stone and the Black Fox, and fights alongside… Sandman and the Avengers? Plus, a latter-day showdown with the Spider-Slayers – and Larsen doubles up as writer to team Spider-Man with Wolverine and deliver the shocking sequel, Revenge of the Sinister Six!
Erik Larsen Venom
Larsen has revealed that Venom’s trademark long and versatile tongue was actually a bit of an accident. The toothy symbiote is getting his own solo movie later this year, with Tom Hardy playing his unfortunate host Eddie Brock, and the latest trailer showed Eddie transforming into Venom and showing off that long, creepy tongue.
Erik Larsen Wife
Larsen married his wife Jannie and live in San Francisco, California, with their two sons Christopher and Joseph Larsen.
Erik Larsen Comics
- Deadly Duo v2 #1–4
- Freak Force v1 #1–18
- Savage Dragon: Red Horizon #1–3
- Savage Dragon/Destroyer Duck
- Star #1–4
- SuperPatriot: Liberty & Justice #1–4
- Vanguard #1–6
- Vanguard: Strange Visitors #1–4
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