One Fan's Opinion

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One Fan's Opinion

You may know Erik Larsen as the creator of "Savage Dragon." You may know him as a co-founder and publisher of Image Comics. Now you get to know him as a comic fan in his column ONE FAN'S OPINION.


Fri, February 5th, 2010

This week, Erik looks at the ramifications of Apple's recently-announced iPad for the worlds of both print and digital comics, and tries to put the divide between the two media into perspective.

Sat, January 23rd, 2010

Erik takes on the role of comics publisher this week, proposing an idea whereby American publishers follow a new weekly publishing plan that's an amalgam of the Japanese manga model married to "2000 AD."

Fri, January 15th, 2010

This week, Erik looks at the future of comics and comes down firmly on the sides of both print and digital formats as being the way comic fans be reading about their favorite characters as the industry adapts to new technology.

Thu, January 7th, 2010

Erik Larsen's ONE FAN'S OPINION makes its return to CBR this week as the writer/artist discusses the power of the individual issues of comic books and what they offer fans that television, movies and even graphic novels can't.

Fri, May 23rd, 2008

This week, Erik Larsen shares his own memories of the recently departed Rory Root -- considered one of the great comics retailers and owner of Comic Relief: The Comic Bookstore -- and why his store is one of the finest in the nation.

Fri, May 9th, 2008

Vince Colletta was one of comics' most prolific inkers, but he's also one of the most vilified and maligned figures in the industry. Is this deserved or does time erase bad memories? Erik Larsen looks at Colleta's work in this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION.

Fri, May 2nd, 2008

A couple of week's back, Erik's friend Chris Eliopoulos says to him, "There's a lot of guys in this industry that are scared to meet you." Erik finds that to be a little odd and takes a moment to explain why you shouldn't be scared.

Fri, April 25th, 2008

Erik Larsen starts out this week by asking “Did you hear the story about me wanting to reveal that Elektra was a Skrull?” Read on to see what he’s talking about and what he thinks about superhero comics today.

Fri, March 14th, 2008

Erik takes some time to remember two greats who've past recently -- Dave Stevens and Steve Gerber -- and asks why it is only after they die do we truly appreciate a creator's contribution to the medium.

Fri, February 8th, 2008

The first issue from Image's Next Issue Project comes out next week. "Fantastic Comics" #24 features an all star cast of creators and Erik wants to tell you all about it because, as he says, "…it's simply the greatest comic book I've ever been part of."

Fri, January 18th, 2008

Erik Larsen, a former contributor to "Amazing Spider-Man" himself, weighs in with his opinion of "One More Day" and its aftermath. What's he think? Well ... you're just going to have to read for yourself.

Issue #82

Fri, August 17th, 2007

Image Publisher Erik Larsen shares his own tribute to Mike Wieringo in this week's ONE FAN'S OPINION. Erik discusses Mike's body of work, his many strengths as an artist & a person and where his true love for comics lay, "Tellos."

Issue #81

Sat, August 4th, 2007

"So, how was San Diego?" Erik reflects on his time spent at San Diego this year and talks at length about the project he's really excited about right now, "The Next Issue Project."

Issue #80

Fri, July 27th, 2007

"So - you looking forward to San Diego…?" Thus start Erik's column this week. What's his answer? And how does his sometimes failing memory affect his time at the show? The answer wait inside.

Issue #79

Fri, July 20th, 2007

Mistakes in comics. They happen to every publisher and every creator. We're talking about misprints, spelling and coloring errors. Erik goes down a list of some memorable ones, including a few his own publishing company has had to make good on.

Issue #78

Fri, June 29th, 2007

Erik's a self proclaimed "format fanatic." He remembers the day when he saw his first Treasury edition and from there his fascination with the different formats comics come in has grown.

Issue #77

Fri, June 22nd, 2007

Lately, Erik's been buying up random comics from the '40s and has discovered something in them that's completely lost with modern comics - there are no rules and there are lessons to be learned from these books.

Issue #76

Fri, March 30th, 2007

Erik never suffers from writer's block. In fact he suffers from entirely the opposite problem - too many ideas! Erik talks about the problems of sorting through all those ideas, trying to find the best one for his stories and how to keep readers on their toes.

Issue #75

Mon, March 5th, 2007

After last weeks discussion of politics in comics, what could Erik follow it up with? Why, religion, of course. Why do we see so little religious discussion in comics? Erik examines the issue and says why he'd like to see more.

Issue #74

Fri, February 23rd, 2007

Erik takes a look at politics and comics, when and how politics have crept into mainstream comics and ponders what's appropriate when including a real President in a comic today.

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