Splash pages, you gotta love 'em. A blank canvas where the artist can hit you with a large dose of illustrated 'wow'. This week, an iconic moment from the anything-can-happen-and-often-does world of Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon. A moment that pretty much speaks for itself and one I think of everytime I see a tantrum-mental kiddy on a department store Santa's knee.
Now there's an Uncle Sam homage worth framing - and a good partner to a similar moment in Savage Dragon, featuring the Almighty God.
Despite having done one of the best runs on Spider-Man ever, Larsen is an comic book legend in himself. How the writer/artist/creator has kept Savage Dragon in print all these years, with moments you never saw coming, like God's battle with the Devil, and the Dragon having to escape from a villain by climbing out it's @$$, means at least one book will still be feeling fresh and innovative years down the road.