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It’s a magical world! Lets go exploring! In this episode of the Savage FINcast Craig, Jim & Raven take a look at Savage Dragon 258 one of the most riveting and tense issues of Savage Dragon of all time. Every moment the creeping dread filling our hosts, until the thrilling climax crushes them beneath the sheer weight of anticipation. This plus NEWS…
 
Take a trip with us all the way back to the beginning in this very special Savage FINcast Retro, where Raven, Jim, and Craig take a look at the facsimile editions of Graphic Fantasy 01 & 02 to experience the thrills of Prism, Iron Hawk, and Domestic Tranquility. Oh and some guy named The Dragon. You might have heard of him?…
 
With a might crack of thunder, Thor’s back and so is the Savage FINcast. Craig, Jim, & Raven discuss the finer points of chicken head based romance, speculate about the dream of Savage Dragon comics every week, apologize way too much, argue about just what a meme is, beat their head against the table trying to rationalize fins in 3D space, and of c…
 
Evil Doppelgangers run amok in the latest Savage FINcast Retro. Raven, Craig, and Jim are introduced to the Throwaways, easily the most interesting and memorable villains ever to grace a comic book. And then some other, more actually cool, stuff happens. TIMESTAMPS 02:02 – Freak Force 03 (Review) 37:53 – Freak Force 04 (Review)…
 
Its all about blades and bullets in the latest episode of the Savage FINcast Retro. Hosts Raven, Craig, and Jim take a look back at Savage Dragon 08 and 09 of the on-going series to see how Dragon got out of his particular impalement pickle. TIMESTAMPS 06:06 – Savage Dragon 08 (Review) 34:23 – Savage Dragon 09 (Review)…
 
There’s blood in the water in the latest episode of the Savage FINcast. Hosts Craig, Jim & Raven take a look at the revelations of Savage Dragon 256. Who is the toothy creature the cover proclaims is back from the dead? Jim rants about blood. Craig rants about faceless mooks. Raven… does Raven things. All this and FINteresting Conversations! TIMEST…
 
Winter is coming, so lets talk insistently about Canadian super-heroes! Craig, Raven, & Jim take a look at Savage Dragon 255, where nothing of significance or importance happens. No sir. No shocking deaths, or brutal revelations, or ominous foreshadowing here. This surely will not go down as one of the most pivotal issues of Savage Dragon of all ti…
 
Pranks and japery abound in the latest episode of the Savage FINcast. Craig, Jim, & Raven honk the clown horn at Savage Dragon 254 where the fun ever stops. The crew marvels at Canada’s newest super-hero, then marvels at the return of Shart and her baby Billy, and then just can not stop marveling as the Vicious Circle underscores the Vicious part o…
 
In this episode, K2 Integrity's Juan Zarate moderates a lively discussion on the possibilities and excitement around the novel application of federated machine learning to combat illicit finance and redesign the AML/CFT system. The vision and technology come alive for the audience with guests Gary Shiffman, of Consilient, and Nikhil Deshpande and P…
 
The Savage FINcast rolls on with another pulse pounding episode. Hosts, Craig, Jim, & Raven take a look back at how the FINcast was started and then take a sniff at Savage Dragon 253 as the deadly Dart and her Vicious Circle make their move with Malcolm Dragon caught in the middle. All that and FINtesting Conversations. This Episode’s Question, “Wh…
 
This is it! The big one! They said it was impossible! One-Hundred Episodes of the Savage FINcast! And what better way to celebrate then to talk to all the people who made this Podcast possible. Host regulars, Craig, Jim, & Raven are joined by all our wonderful former and guest co-hosts for a massive chit-chat. FINcast co-founder, Nick Justus. Early…
 
Lo! There shall come… a couple endings. The Savage FINcast comes to the end of a journey several years in the making as TMNT Urban Legends reaches its final conclusion after 20 years. Craig, Jim, and Raven look at the final three, and brand new, issues of TMNT: Urban Legends, revisit IDW’s TMNT 30th Anniversary special, and also take a look at a tw…
 
Its a magical world when Savage Dragon and the Savage FINcast go SUNDAY FUNNY! Craig, Jim, & Raven take a further look at Savage Dragon 251 before diving into the Savage Dragon’s Salute to the Funnies in Savage Dragon 252. It’s gag comic references galore as Erik Larsen pulls out all the stops emulating the art styles of histories greatest news pap…
 
In this episode, Juan Zarate, FIN Chairman and Co-Founder, speaks with K2-FIN Vice President Mariano Federici, a leading global expert in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT), about financial intelligence and the global anti-money laundering system.By K2 Integrity
 
Get out the cake, its a birthday! The Savage FINcast goes green once again to catch up on the ongoing adventures of the Image Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles by reviewing the final 3, of the original run, issues of TMNT: Urban Legends. Craig, Jim, & Raven yuck it up about lax museum security, Dino soldiers from space, traitorous ninja clans, an…
 
Its post anniversary bliss as the Savage FINcast crew; Craig, Jim & Raven are joined by the man himself Erik Larsen to discuss the titanic events of Savage Dragon 250 and 251! What’s the deal with Paul? How did the 250 back-ups come about? What is Larsen’s favorite kind of music? All this in the latest episode of the Savage FINcast!…
 
In this episode, Juan Zarate, FIN Chairman and Co-Founder, speaks with former Olympian Apolo Ohno about his interest in the rapid evolution of digital currencies and his own transformation from world-class athlete to entrepreneur, author and educator on unlocking the ‘gold-medal’ mindset to overcome challenges.…
 
So its come to this. Savage Dragon. The big 250. Craig, Jim, Raven, and Scott delve into the 100 page monster to experience the cover to cover excitement as only Erik Larsen can bring us. In this episode the gang plays rank the variant, get excited about avoiding COVID, wonders about space octopi, and get our minds blown. All this and Larsen News, …
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast retro Raven, Jim, and Craig take a look at some of the most iconic moments of early Savage Dragon. The founding of Freak Force. The first titanic confrontation with Overlord. It can’t hardly be contained! TIMESTAMPS 02:05 – Savage Dragon 06 (Review) 49:16 – Savage Dragon 07 (Review)…
 
Hell has come to Toronto and the Savage FINcast is here to give you all the details. Jim, Raven, and Craig dig in as the new war between the Vicious Circle and Malcolm Dragon heats up. Old friends, old foes, old page layouts, this issue’s got it all. All this and a new FINteresting Conversation! Who are our favorite under used VC goons? And of cour…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro hosts Raven, Jim & Craig take a look at the final three issues of Gary Carlson’s Vanguard series. Featuring the art stylings of Rick Leonardi, Angel Medina, and Andy Smith. TIMESTAMPS 01:57 – Vanguard 04 (Review) 35:32 – Vanguard 05 (Review) 59:15 – Vanguard 06 (Review)…
 
In this latest episode of the Savage FINcast, things get a little… zany. Hosts Craig, Jim, & Raven have comic strips on the brain with the unveiling of Savage Dragon 252’s cover and its promise of Savage Dragon as comic strip promise. But after that they dig into the main event, Savage Dragon 248. Chicago is dealing with their freak population once…
 
It’s time for another Savage Dragon side trip! Raven, Jim & Craig delve into deep space to to experience the initial adventures of Vanguard, alien super-hero come to protect the Earth from terrible extraterrestrial threats. The trio talk about the myriad of Vanguard artists and the pros and cons of changing art teams every issue of your comic book.…
 
Many of us may be trapped inside due to a raging pandemic, but that doesn’t stop the Savage FINcast from rolling on. Craig, Jim, & Raven are back to record a long overdue interview with Savage Dragon front man Erik Larsen! Were we discus the challenges of Erik’s guest return to Marvel, Savage Dragon’s status while Diamond comic distribution has sus…
 
The world is in viral lock down, so instead of reviewing the latest and greatest issue of Savage Dragon, FINcast crew Craig, Jim, and Raven go back a few months to take a look at Erik Larsen’s Captain America: The End one-shot and react to its many many ironic parallels with today’s reality. Oh, and we talk about the covid-19 shutdown and its impac…
 
In this very special episode of the Savage FINcast Jim, Raven, and Craig take a long overdue look at the Savage Dragon cartoon from 1994. Watch along at home on your tablet or PC as the gang riffs on the animation and voice over stylings of early 90s action cartoons. NOTE: This episode best listen to at home with the cartoon playing under the revie…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro; Raven, Jim, & Craig take a look at Savage Dragon (on-going) issues 04 and 05, have options about how much a of jerk Dragon is, meet the very very gross Cesspool, ask pertinent questions about Doubleheader, and wish much merry death upon each other. All that plus Rapture, Ricochet, and Mighty Man flip-boo…
 
In this wacky and wild Savage FINcast Retro Raven, Craig, and Jim take a look at all the Savage Dragon Guest-Appearances that occurred from 1992 to around 1994. Some minor, some… major? But all worth talking about in some fashion. So join us as we cover… Spawn 04 Shadowhawk 04 Supreme 02 Bombast 01 The Maxx 06 Team Youngblood 03 Tribe 03 Tribe 00 (…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro, Raven, Jim, and guest Scott James take a look at the final two issues of the first SuperPatriot mini-series. Dave Johnson’s crazy tech, how SuperPatriot might work as a feature film, what affects the Savage World had on the events of this story… all discussed in this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro.…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro, Jim & Raven are joined by friend of the FINcast Scott James to take a close look at the Savage Dragon/Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles One-Shot, part 2 of the first Dragon/TMNT cross-over. As well as Savage Dragon on-going issue 03, with the first appearance of one of Dragon’s greatest foes, The Fiend!…
 
It’s been a wild year in both Savage Dragon the comic and the Savage FINcast the podcast. Craig, Jim, & Raven are joined by friend of the show Scott James to discuss all seven titanic issues of Savage Dragon in 2019. What made us laugh? What made us cry? What are we looking forward to in Savage Dragon in 2020? All this plus Raven pops a quiz!…
 
Secret breakfast revelations abound on the latest episode of the Savage FINcast. Craig, Jim, and Raven experience modern warfare with the arrival of the Demonoid champion, the deadly Demon King, who is none to happy about the current state of his kingdom. Its a smash bang barnburner with Angel and Malcolm pushed to their limits, in this episode of …
 
We interrupt your regularly scheduled Savage Dragon reviews to bring you a massive TMNT catch-up episode. Craig, Jim, and Raven review Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles – Urban Legends 13 thru 18 getting a look at some more Vanguard appearances, Raphael’s new career, some confusing stuff involving cyborg Donatello, Leonardo defending Leatherhead from Ko…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast Retro, hosts Raven, Jim, and Craig are joined by Savage Dragon back-up artist and creator of the webcomic Juiceman, Scott James to review issues 01 and 02 of the Savage Dragon on-going series. Witness with them Dragon’s first battle with the Shrew, Dragon meeting the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the introd…
 
It’s a Spoopy Halloween Eve as Savage FINcast co-hosts Craig, Jim, & Raven descend into the depths of madness with another terrifying episode. Malcolm Dragon and Captain Tootsie face down the deadly Scourge while Maxine makes the most important choice of her life. That, plus Erik Larsen News, FINcast games, and Fan questions. And if you have any qu…
 
On September 26, 2019, FIN Co-hosted the Innovation in Countering Illicit Finance Conference: Exploring and Tackling Policy Tensions with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI). On this podcast, RUSI highlights the events of the conference. Juan Zarate, FIN Chairman and Co-Founder, was interviewed by Isabella Chase on the RUSI podcast where the…
 
Craig, Jim, and Raven conclude their retro look back at Al Gordon and Jerry Ordway’s Wildstar: Skyzero mini-series. Discussing head scratching visitors from the future of other comic publishers, the problem with introducing two weird new monsters at once, and the appearance of a certain mustached fin’d man. Yabba-Dabba-Do!…
 
A frightening spooktacular awaits as Jim, Raven, and returning guest-host Zac Hawkins tackle Savage Dragon 245 to learn the secrets of the mysterious Chained Man. Jim and Raven reminisce about their recent comic convention misadventures at Terrificon. Everyone speculates about what Erik Larsen might be writing/drawing for Marvel next. And Jim and Z…
 
In this episode of the Savage FINcast, hosts Craig, Jim, & Raven are joined by rising comic superstar Michel Fiffe! Fiffe is best know for his self-published team action title Copra, as well as short mini-series runs on Extreme’s Bloodstrike and IDW’s GI-Joe. We talk about Copra coming to Image Comics, his comic inspirations, his history with Savag…
 
Welcome to the Savage FINcast Retro! A new review series where we of the Savage FINcast finally go back to the 90s to review classic issues of Erik Larsen’s Savage Dragon in chronological order from the beginning! This episode Craig, Jim, & Raven take a look at the finale issue of the original Savage Dragon mini-series to witness Dragon’s first thr…
 
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