Dan the Unharmable is actually a series from Avatar Press and the mind of David Lapham that I’ve really been looking forward to. I’m the glad the wait is finally over because the book does not disappoint.
Dan, cannot be harmed. Have you gathered that much yet? Not only that, but he also has some impressive strength to go with that invincibility. Dan’s lazy, minds his own business for the most part, enjoys being homeless, and does certain “side jobs” when he needs a little extra dough. His life consists pretty much of sleeping, talking to his well intentioned friend Tober, and listening to some Melvins on his compact discman. He’s not a hired hitman, just a guy, who just happens to be invincible, trying to live stress free in a high stress world. But his blood pressure is about to spike as a young woman claiming to be his daughter tracks Dan down and involves him in her mother’s, and subsequently Dan’s ex lover’s, current murder investigation. This will not end quietly.
Dan the Unharmable #1 is one of those comic books that hits just the right spot for me. It has this real feel to it. Dan has these incredible powers that he doesn’t give a shit about and no “heroes code” he has to abide by. He’s like an invincible version of the Dude from The Big Lebowski, minus the whole bowling thing. I loved it. David Lapham, popular for his Ferals comic books also published by Avatar, has a very promising book here. His dark comedic book is complimented by the detailed and debris filled art of Rafael Ortiz. The book is a brilliant concept that sounded good on paper and now looks even better in print. Snag this one from the beginning and follow Dan in his unwanted misadventures.
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