David Lapham’s underrated gonzo series, Dan the Unharmable, comes to a close this week in comic shops with issue #12. It is a bittersweet moment for us at Avatar as we have enjoyed every moment of this uniquely original project. The book is nearly impossible to describe, but fans who have picked it up and been caught up in the violent insanity that seems to follow Dan around have raved that it is one of the most unique comics they’ve ever read. If you are a fan of David Lapham’s work, you owe it to yourself to try this incredibly unique series. With the first volume trade paperback out it is easy to sample the initial chapter and get sucked into the psychedelic world of Dan.
Issue #12 may be the final issue of the series for now, but there are other Dan stories left to be told. When the final panel has been read and the fans understand some of the mystery behind the architects that made Dan and Lizzy’s world into something out of the most drug induced nightmare you can imagine, we’ll be looking for readers to make the ultimate push for additional adventures. Some things are worth fighting for…we believe Dan the Unharmable is one of them. Join the fight – express your interest and help get this underrated title the recognition it deserves.
Until then…the Dan abides.