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Erik Larsen is an American comic book artist, writer and publisher. He first gained critical acclaim for his work at Marvel Comics on the Amazing Spider-Man. In 1992, he and six other illustrators left Marvel to form Image Comics, where Larsen launched a series featuring a reworked version of Savage Dragon. This version was a massively muscled green amnesiac, who joined the Chicago police department after being discovered in a burning field. Initially debuting as a three-issue miniseries, the series met with enough success to justify a monthly series, launched in 1993.
Savage Dragon is one of two original Image Comics titles still published (the other being Spawn) and the only one still written and drawn by its creator, making Savage Dragon – one of the longest running creator-owned superhero comic series of all-time. The character was also adapted into an animated series for USA Network in 1995.