Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Paladin

Location: Prague, Bohemia
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Subj: Dagar the Invincible: gold key 1972-1982
Posted: Wed Aug 11, 2021 at 12:36:13 pm EDT (Viewed 102 times)


I guess this could be Sword and Sorcery review #15 even if its a comic series rather than a film. I cam across this short lived series kind of randomly (19 issues over 10 years, some are reprints). It looks like one of the many barbarian types that came out in the wake of the Conan the Barbarian marvel comic.

Dagar is a pretty bog-standard barbarian type, his origin much like Conan, as a tribesman from the north wandering into civilization, only with blonde hair.

The writer on the series is the always reliable Don Glut. The plots are the usual fare, although Dagar is a mercenary only, looking down on thievery. It contains the types of demons and black magic you'd find in a Conan type world (no orcs or elves here).

I really like the artwork by Jesse Santos, even if it feels a bit basic at times. It has quite a distinct look, kind of reminding me of Gil Kane, without the upnose angles.

Dagar has a few girlfriends, but the main one, a dark-haired girl named Graylin is the most interesting character. Although she carries a sword, she's really a pacifist. At one point, tiring of the life of violence of Dagar, she leaves him. Don Glut must have liked her too because he brought her over to Kull the conqueror which he wrote later in an unofficial croosover.

Any of you guys know Dagar?




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