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Erik Larsen to leave Supreme with Issue 68

Erik Larsen will end his run on the relaunched Supreme in October with an oversized Issue 68, saying, “I have a million things of my own I want to do and I can’t do everything. Something had to give.”

The Image Comics founder picked up the reins of the series in April with Issue 63 as part of the resurrection of Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios, illustrating an unused script from Alan Moore’s late-1990s run and then writing the subsequent issues and providing layouts for artist Cory Hamscher.

Although Supreme #68 was solicited as a standard-sized issue Larsen explained on Twitter that it now will be an 80-page giant — “I can do more cool shit that way” — that includes solo stories for Squeak, Sister Supreme and Lion-Headed Supreme.

“The idea is to fully set the stage for whatever follows,” he wrote. “To say: this is the world — these are the players. Make no mistake, I had a ball on Supreme and [Liefeld] has been extremely supportive and hands off. He’s let me run wild with it.”

Asked who will replace him, Larsen replied, “I don’t know and if I did — I shouldn’t the be guy announcing it.”

Liefeld added, “Erik has my favorite run on Supreme to date. He informed me before Comic-Con that he was finishing his run. Can’t wait for the trade!”

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Rob may be looking for work right now and Supreme has a vacancy…

DarthRadarOReilly

August 28, 2012 at 11:09 am

Rob is a millionaire and he doesn’t need work – he makes comics because he loves doing so

Waitaminnit…Liefeld’s trade-waiting for a comic he commissioned and owns the rights to?!

So wait Rob, Larsen’s run is your favorite run over Alan Moore’s????

Rob is a millionaire and he doesn’t need work – he makes comics because he loves doing so???? Oh Yeah, It show’s with all the hit’s he’s had…yeap…..right

Love Erik do

Rob Liefeld’s the man!

At least Larsen will get back to Savage Dragon on a regular schedule. There has only been 1 or 2 issues in the past 6 months.

Actually, this makes me wonder how long Rob has thinking about his little ‘meltdown’ at DC. Gotta wonder if Larsen is not just stepping aside and making it look good. Not that it matters, the final Moore script was fun, but that was that.

Hopefully everything from the Moore run will be restored in the end.

“Rob is a millionaire and he doesn’t need work – he makes comics because he loves doing so???? Oh Yeah, It show’s with all the hit’s he’s had…yeap…..right”

Having a hit and loving what you do are not synonymous.

“Rob is a millionaire and he doesn’t need work – he makes comics because he loves doing so”

Oh well…
These delusional fans of Rob… ;)

DarthRadarOReilly

August 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

@Daniel

I’d love to see you factually refute either of the 2 statements that I made. But I’m sure you’re incapable of doing so

And no, I’m not a Liefeld fan. I think he’s probably the worst artist in the industry

But, Rob made a ton of money in the 90′s when Image exploded. And he owns many Image properties that still make money. And, thanks to the efforts of Jim Shooter in the 80′s, Rob still get royalties on some really popular X-Men characters

Do your homework. Or, keep namecalling on the Internet. Whichever

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