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  • First written and illustrated work in comics by Erik Larsen
  • 1st appearance of Paul Dragon
  • * 'Savage' was later added after a cease and desist order from Dragon Magazine
  • Estimated print run of 300
  • Regie Collects: This rare book is a fantastic piece of history because it was self-published by a teenage Erik Larsen and introduced the world to his long-time creator-owned character.
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  • Cameo appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 1st published artwork in the comic book industry by Erik Larsen
  • 1st appearance of Megaton, a black man born with two hearts who was able to survive an experimental super soldier procedure
  • 1st appearance of Vanguard
  • 1st appearance of Berzerker
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  • Cameo appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 1st appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 2nd appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 1st appearance of Dorothy Spinner, a girl with simian-like features
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  • 1st team appearance of Shadowmasters
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  • Debut of Spider-Man’s Captain Universe suit
  • *Spider-Man gains cosmic powers in The Spectacular Spider-Man #158
  • 1st appearance of the Tri-Sentinel
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  • 1st team appearance of the Femme Fatales: Knockout, Mindblast, Whiplash, Bloodlust
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  • 1st cameo appearance of Cardiac
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  • 1st appearance of Cletus Kasady, later becomes Carnage
  • 1st full appearance of Cardiac, a doctor who vowed to find a cure for the ailment that caused the death of his brother
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  • Cletus Kasady becomes infected by alien symbiote
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  • Inspiration for later story arc 'Venom Island' beginning in Venom #21 (2019)
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  • 1st solo story featuring Venom
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  • 1st appearance of Squirrel Girl
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  • 1st solo-titled Savage Dragon series which ran for three issues
  • 1st cameo appearance of the Super-Patriot
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  • 1st full appearance of SuperPatriot
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  • 1st cameo appearance of She-Dragon
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  • 1st full appearance of SuperPatriot
  • 1st appearance of Barbaric
  • 1st appearance of Ricochet
  • 1st appearance of Johnny Nitro
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  • JC Penney second print variant available from Christmas catalogs issued in the early 90s
  • Identified by the 30th Anniversary swinging Spider-Man in the UPC box
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  • Spider-Man is outfitted with temporary cybernetic prosthesis to aid him after getting shot by Solo
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  • Newsstand edition (UPC/Barcode in the lower left corner)
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  • 1st full appearance of She-Dragon
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  • Image begins publishing the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from June 1996 thru October 1999
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  • Scarce one-shot issue identical in story to 'The Savage Dragon' #30 with a different cover and a UPC
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  • Uncensored edition of 'God vs The Devil': * uncensored version has a blank logo (indica box) in the upper left whereas the censored version reads "God Is Good"
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  • 1st appearance of The Savage Dragon's son, Malcolm Dragon (as a baby)
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen featuring She-Dragon
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  • 1st comic book appearance of "Venus," a female ninja turtle created for television
  • *according to Gary Frank, the writer on this issue, he was to adhere to a strict rule that there is to be no female ninja turtles, as instructed by creator Peter Laird
  • *Frank briefly introduced "Venus" by way of an alien named Lurch who shape-shifted into the female turtle
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  • 1st appearance of Lagoon Boy
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  • Final issue
  • 2nd appearance of Lady Shredder
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Final issue
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  • Scarce, low print run
  • Cover art by Erik Larsen featuring Venom
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  • Scarce 100-page issue sporadically published by Marvel (one of nine 100-page monsters published in the early 2000s)
  • *newsstand versions exist but no sals data available
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  • Preview appearance of Invincible
  • 1st appearance of Mother Mayhem (Afterbirth)
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  • Origin of The Savage Dragon
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen (1:10)
  • Wraparound cover depicts characters as cartoonish comic characters
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  • Team-up of Madman and Savage Dragon
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  • 1st cover appearance of Barack Obama
  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen (1:5) that has a second, third and fourth printing with alternate-colored backgrounds
  • The Savage Dragon ran for President of the United States four years earlier but lost
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  • Variant second printing cover art featuring Barack Obama
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  • Variant fourth printing cover art featuring Barack Obama
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  • Team-up of Savage Dragon and Invincible
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  • Cover appearance of Witchblade, Invincible and Spawn
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • 1st appearance of the second Overlord
  • Four additional, previously unpublished short stories
  • Reprint of Daredevil #18 (1943)
  • *the Golden Age Daredevil appeared in the Savage Dragon #141 and became a recurring character beginning with issue #148
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 6,615
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • 1st appearance of Osama Bin Laden as a mutant zombie
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  • The Savage Dragon is stripped of his powers
  • Malcolm, The Savage Dragon's son takes up his father's mantle
  • * issue marks an end of an era in this title
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  • Black and white sketch variant cover by Erik Larsen
  • Originally offered by Image in 2014
  • 75 copies signed by artist co-creator Tony Moore/25 copies signed by Tony Moore and Erik Larsen
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 15,163
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Circulation: 16,949
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  • Part two of a four-issue crossover with Spawn #265 and #266
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  • Conclusion of a four-issue crossover with Spawn #265 and #266
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 5,390
  • ***undervalued
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen depicting Donald Trump
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  • 1st team appearance of the Perfect Women, "escort" robots that have been reprogrammed to murder
  • *copies ordered by retailers: 3,935
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  • Controversial "Bald Is Beautiful" cover
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  • Remastered cover art by Erik Larsen (1:1000)
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  • Remastered sketch cover art by Erik Larsen (1:2000)
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  • 1st appearance of Buffalo Stu
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  • 1st appearance of The Scourge
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  • 1st appearance of Captain Tootsie in the Modern Age
  • *Captain Tootsie was a Golden Age product pitchman for Tootsie Rolls appeared in comic book ads and is now in the public domain
  • Cover homage to The Incredible Hulk #141
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  • 1st solo story featuring Amy Dragon
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  • 1st appearance of The Chained Man
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  • 1st appearance of the Demon King
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen and Ryan Ottley
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  • 100-page anniversary of The Savage Dragon's 250th issue
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  • Parody of classic newspaper comic strips throughout
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Graphic Fantasy #1 $210 $920 $2.2k
Graphic Fantasy #2 $50 $150 $500
Megaton #1 $3 $9 $35
Megaton #2 $2 $5 $10
Megaton #3 $12 $45 $125
Megaton #4 $2 $5 $9
Doom Patrol #14 $1 $2 $5
Punisher (1987) #24 $1 $2 $3
Amazing Spider-Man, The #329 $1 $2 $5
Amazing Spider-Man, The #340 $1 $2 $3
Amazing Spider-Man, The #343 $1 $2 $3
Amazing Spider-Man, The #344 $3 $9 $30
Amazing Spider-Man, The #345 $1 $2 $10
Amazing Spider-Man, The #347 $1 $5 $15
Amazing Spider-Man Annual, The #25 $1 $2 $5
Marvel Super-Heroes #8 $8 $25 $80
Savage Dragon #1 $1 $2 $3
Savage Dragon #2 $1 $2 $3
Savage Dragon vs Savage Megaton Man #1 $1 $2 $3
Savage Dragon #1 $1 $2 $3
Amazing Spider-Man, The #330 Variant $2 $8 $25
Spider-Man #21 $1 $2 $3
Savage Dragon #10 Newsstand $5 $15 $50
Savage Dragon #12 $1 $2 $3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #1 $1 $5 $15
Spawn / The Savage Dragon #1 $15 $50 $150
Savage Dragon #31 $2 $8 $20
Savage Dragon #33 $1 $2 $5
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #9 $3 $9 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #10 $3 $9 $20
Savage Dragon #40 Variant $1 $5 $15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #11 $3 $9 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #12 $1 $5 $15
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #13 $3 $9 $20
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #16 $3 $9 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #17 $1 $5 $15
Aquaman #50 $1 $2 $3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #19 $3 $9 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #20 $3 $9 $30
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #21 $3 $9 $20
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1996) #23 $8 $20 $80
Nova #7 $1 $3 $12
Amazing Spider-Man, The (#1-#58) #19 $1 $5 $18
Amazing Spider-Man, The (#1-#58) #20 $1 $3 $12
Savage Dragon #102 $3 $9 $30
Savage Dragon #0 $1 $5 $15
The Walking Dead #50 Variant $8 $25 $70
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Savage Dragon #177 $1 $5 $15
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Amazing Spider-Man, The #1 Variant $18 $60 $180
Amazing Spider-Man, The #1 Variant $25 $70 $260
Savage Dragon #235 $4 $4 $4
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Savage Dragon #247 $1 $2 $4
Savage Dragon #1 Variant $0 $0 $0
Savage Dragon #250 $1 $2 $10
Savage Dragon #252 $1 $2 $4