Erik Larsen continues his love for President Barack Obama by offering up an exclusive WonderCon cover to Savage Dragon #145.


“I had no idea what I was getting into, but the moment I finished the cover I told myself: ‘Erik, you just created the greatest comic book cover of all time’ and it turns out I was totally right,” Erik Larsen said in a prepared statement. “Lets face it, President Barack Obama punching out Osama Bin Laden with a huge American flag in one hand while Savage Dragon frees Lady Liberty from a Weapon of Mass Destruction is as good as it’s ever going to get.”

Despite Larsen’s humble nature, the WonderCon variant will no doubt be the greatest comic book cover ever printed, due in no short order to our nation’s 44th President kicking the ass of his greatest nemesis. The cover’s status is augmented by the fact a very limited run of 1000 will be made available and never reprinted. Fans wishing to purchase a copy can only do so by attending San Francisco’s WonderCon.

The variant can only be found at the Image Comics booth at WonderCon this weekend — and then presumably on eBay Monday morning for $500.

via Image Comics

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  1. Randallw
    February 26, 2009 at 5:29 pm — Reply

    “I had no idea what I was getting into, but the moment I finished the cover I told myself: ‘Erik, you just created the greatest comic book cover of all time’ and it turns out I was totally right,”

    Boy, he’s got an overinflated self opinion.

  2. ykw
    February 26, 2009 at 7:10 pm — Reply

    Unilateral aggression – check
    Naked jingoism – check
    Blatant anti-Arab imagery – check

    It’s like everything that was bad the last eight years is suddenly the greatest fill-in-the-blank ever. I just wish I were surprised.

  3. Dork
    February 26, 2009 at 8:50 pm — Reply

    Frank Miller, you racist!

  4. February 27, 2009 at 5:18 am — Reply

    I think Erik Larsen needs to pull his head out of his ass and do an ego-check. For the record, there is no way this is the greatest cover EVAR. Who still reads Savage Dragon anyway?

  5. The Dude
    February 27, 2009 at 8:25 am — Reply

    Greatest cover ever? No, not even close, but I do love his moxie

    You know what kills me about guys like Larsen? They would be the first one’s yelling “jingoist” or “fascist” and in some cases “Nazi” at another creator if they had dared show W punching out Oba–er, Osama. But I guess because Larsen’s a lib and Obama’s a lib it’s okay. Yay hypocrisy!

    Personally, the cover doesn’t offend me, I kind of like it. I wish there were more comics with terrorists getting punched out on the cover. I don’t get what’s so offensive about Osama bin Laden getting knocked out on a cover of a comic book. I hate to be political, but how can we win a war, when we can’t even agree who the enemy is?

    I would totally jump onboard Savage Dragon, but I made several New Years resolutions and one of them is when Obama appears in a comic I drop it. I like the guy, but I’m tired of seeing his face everywhere. I just can’t take it anymore.

  6. Lifeisaglitch
    February 27, 2009 at 1:20 pm — Reply

    @Randall, doubledumbass
    Come on this is like the most ironic cover ever…Of course he doesnt think its the greatest one ever but its haha-epic.

    I see no anti-arab imagery…its Osama Bin Laden we guys dont like him either…Okay im not arab but i am muslim so…Yeah i sorta actually wish they would have drawn him in a more haha screw you kinda way…Its ironic look at the “wear and tear” , at least its a Captain A tribute and not another Super Obama thing.

    @The dude
    Im pretty sure people wouldnt have gotten mad if it was Bush on the cover..maybe theyd laugh since you know him doing that should be like his own number one priority. But yeah punching Bin Laden shouldnt be offensive to anybody than himself..and who cares what he thinks. Also Oba..Osa…was never funny…


    Not racist..offensive this offensive..not unless you like Bin Laden.

    Come on its epic, heck i would love too see some Iron Bush (sounds dirty doesnt it) former drunk and overpriviledged dude saving?/messing up? everything because of national security concerns.
    Cheney would make an awesome Iron Monger and you know it!

  7. Dork
    February 27, 2009 at 2:13 pm — Reply

    You might want to check the first half of my post with some perspective.

  8. February 27, 2009 at 10:53 pm — Reply

    I might buy it if it showed Obama kicking the shit out of Larsen…

  9. The Dude
    February 28, 2009 at 2:33 am — Reply

    @lifesaglitch: “Also Oba..Osa…was never funny…”

    To be clear, I wasn’t mocking Obama’s name. I was merely mocking the dimwits that say “Obama” is too much like “Osama” so therefore he is an evil Muslim. Try not to be so defensive when it comes to the president.

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