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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
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  • Cameo appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 3rd appearance of Dragon, later renamed the Savage Dragon
  • Stories in this issue reprinted in Savage Dragon #228
  • Print run of 500 copies
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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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  • The name Paul Dragon is changed to Savage Dragon
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  • 2nd appearance of Savage Dragon
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  • 1st appearance of Shrapnel
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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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  • First time Venom is depicted with a long tongue and drool, a significant addition to Venom's design, added by Erik Larsen
  • ✅ McFarlane stated in an interview on the Comic Tom 101 YouTube channel that he was not a fan of the additions that his long time collaborator added to Venom
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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 the Venom symbiote, later becomes Carnage
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  • Classic cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Inspiration for later story arc 'Venom Island' beginning in Venom #21 (2019)
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  • First 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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  • 2nd appearance of SuperPatriot, first appearance with cybernetic enhancements after nearly dying in a fight with the Vicious Circle
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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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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • 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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  • Cover art featuring She-Dragon
  • Yellow logo, distributed evenly with the pink logo variant
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  • Cover art featuring She-Dragon
  • Yellow logo, distributed evenly with the yellow logo cover A
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  • 1st appearance of Lagoon Boy
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  • 2nd appearance of Lady Shredder
  • Final issue
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Final issue
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen featuring Venom and Doctor Octopus teamed-up against Spider-Man
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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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  • Second printing
  • 100-page anniversary issue
  • $8.95 cover price
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  • 5-page preview of Invincible
  • 1st appearance of Mother Mayhem aka Afterbirth
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  • One-shot collection of back-up stories published in Savage Dragon #109 - #118
  • Lettered by Robert Kirkman
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  • Cover art featuring Dread Knight
  • Distressed cover art for vintage effect
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  • Origin of The Savage Dragon
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 7,151
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  • 8-issue story arc 'World Tour' begins with crossovers of many Image characters
  • Battle of Savage Dragon versus Bomb Queen
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,929
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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 third 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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  • Team-up of Savage Dragon, Spawn, Witchblade, Shadowhawk and Invincible
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 6,384
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 5,644
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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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  • Flip-cover (left) representing a 6-page story of cartoon strips 'The Savage Dragon Funnies'
  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,790
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,717
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,712
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  • 1st appearance of Osama Bin Laden as a mutant zombie
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,684
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,614
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  • Crossover appearance of Omni-Man, final panel
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,556
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,603
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  • Crossover appearance of Omni-Man
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,366
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,319
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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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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 4,207
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: below 4,560
  • *this issue was not on the top 300 ordered issues that Diamond reports and Comichron.com makes available, therefore #300, the lowest quantity of issues is used as a reference point
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,419
  • *this issue was not on the top 300 ordered issues that Diamond reports and Comichron.com makes available, therefore #300, the lowest quantity of issues is used as a reference point
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Store exclusive
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 15,163
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,028
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Circulation: 16,949
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 18,775
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: below 4,309
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Part two of a four-issue crossover with Spawn #265 and #266
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  • Team-up of Spawn, the Savage Dragon and Ant
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 3,971
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,044
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  • Variant black and white sketch cover art by Erik Larsen
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,244
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  • Cover art by Erik Larsen depicting Donald Trump
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,185
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: fewer than 4,808
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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,618
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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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  • 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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  • Copies ordered by retailers: 3,639
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  • 1st appearance of Paul Dragon, an 80s version of the Savage Dragon from an alternate reality
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  • Variant cover art by Erik Larsen
  • Cover art inspired by Savage Dragon #1
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  • Cover art depicting 2020 president and vice president election candidates Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
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  • 1st cameo team appearance of North Force, a Canadian superhero team
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  • 1st full appearance of North Force
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  • 1st solo title issue featuring North Force
  • The cover and story of this issue was originally solicited for Savage Dragon #259 but due to fan response for North Force, Image reworked the format as seen in the cover image
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  • Variant cover with 1970s Marvel-inspired banner
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  • 1st appearance of Menace
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North Force #0 $1 $2 $4
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