No Shortage Of Barack Obama In Savage Dragon Comic Book

Image Comics appears to be poking a little fun at Marvel Comics for how many editions they’ve [...]

Image Comics

appears to be poking a little fun at Marvel Comics for how many editions they've printed of Amazing Spider-Man #583 featuring President Barack Obama on the cover. Just for the record, there have been five printings in case anyone is still counting. In a press release, Image Comics wanted to make sure fans were aware that there will be plenty of prints of Erik Larsen's Savage Dragon #145 which will also feature President Barack Obama on the cover. Image Comics deserves credit (or maybe blame) for kicking off the Barack Obama cover mania. Before Barack Obama even won the election, Savage Dragon endorsed the then Presidential candidate on the cover of Savage Dragon #137 (which has gone to a fourth and final printing if anyone is still counting). In addition to featuring President Barack Obama, Savage Dragon #145 is also being marketed as a jumping on point for new fans. The issue will feature Savage Dragon's return to the Chicago police force. "A lot of people have been milking the reprint game for all it's worth by keeping their print runs tight in order to guarantee a sellout and I'd rather not engage in such tomfoolery. I want people read my comic instead of chasing after elusive back issues on eBay," Erik Larsen said. "While we've gone through multiple printings on Savage Dragon #137, which featured the first cover appearance of Barack Obama back when he was a candidate, we've now printed more than double our expectations for sell through in order to ensure there are plenty of copies to go around. This relaunch has been years in the making and it'd be a darned shame if anyone was unable to try out the series. New fans, lapsed fans and everyone in-between can pick this issue up to jump on board the series. With an appearance by President Barack Obama – it's the patriotic thing to do!" Savage Dragon #145 is scheduled to hit comic book stores on Wednesday, February 25, 2009.