Erik Larsen (born December 8, 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) is a comic book writer, artist and publisher. He first found success at Marvel Comics in the late 1980s, illustrating various Spider-Man and The Punisher comics. When Todd McFarlane left Spider-Man, Larsen wrote and illustrated a six-issue "Revenge of the Sinister Six" storyline in that series. December 8 is the 342nd day (343rd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1962 was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Downtown Minneapolis as viewed from the Stone Arch Bridge Minneapolis is the largest city in Minnesota and the county seat of Hennepin County. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Marvel Comics, sometimes called by the nickname House of Ideas, is an American comic book company. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Spider-Man swinging around his hometown, New York City. ... The Punisher (Frank Castle) is a Marvel Comics anti-hero. ... Spawn #1 (1992), featuring one of McFarlanes most popular creations Todd McFarlane (born March 16, 1961 in Calgary, Alberta) is a cartoonist, comic book writer, artist, and media entrepreneur. ...
Seeking greater control over the work they created, he and six other illustrators abandoned Marvel to form Image Comics, where Larsen launched a series featuring his childhood creation The Savage Dragon. Though he continues to write and illustrate The Savage Dragon, Larsen has occasionally returned to Marvel to write and illustrate, on titles such as Fantastic Four, The Defenders, Wolverine, and Nova. In 2004 Larsen became the publisher of Image Comics. Image Comics is the third largest comic book publisher in the United States. ... Cover to The Savage Dragon (original miniseries) #1. ... The Fantastic Four (sometimes called the FF) are a Marvel Comics superhero group. ... The Defenders was a comic book series about a loosely-organized team of superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... Wolverine (a. ... Nova is the name of two fictional superheroes in the Marvel Comics universe. ... 2004 is a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...
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