Dagar the Invincible

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Dagar the Invincible
Publication information
PublisherWestern Publishing
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateOctober 1972 – December 1976, April 1982
No. of issues19
Creative team
Written byDonald F. Glut
Artist(s)Jesse Santos
Collected editions
Dagar the Invincible Archives, Vol. 1ISBN 1595828184

Tales of Sword and Sorcery Featuring Dagar the Invincible is a comic-book series created by writer Donald F. Glut and artist Jesse Santos for Western Publishing's Gold Key Comics line.[1]

Publication history[edit]

The first issue had the cover date of October 1972.[2] The series was published on a quarterly schedule and only 18 issues were produced. The final issue appeared with a cover date of December 1976 and reprinted the first issue. Later on, a new story appeared in Gold Key Spotlight #6, in July 1977. Whitman later published a reprint issue, #19, in April, 1982.

In fall of 2011, Dark Horse Comics started a hardcover archive reprint series.[3] The first volume reprinted #1–9.[3]

Series history[edit]

Dagar was a sword and sorcery series, set in a mythical past of warriors and wizards.[4] There were a few secondary characters (Durak in #7, 12, 13; Torgus in #9, 10, 13). Durak originally appeared as "Duroc" in Mystery Comics Digest #7, 14 and 15, then was renamed for his debut in Dagar the Invincible.[5]

Don Glut also tied in his other Gold Key characters such as Tragg and Doctor Spektor. In #5, Tragg's Neanderthal brother Jarn appeared. Tragg cameoed in issue #11. In issue #13, the story actually crossed over into and was concluded in issue #15 of The Occult Files of Dr. Spektor.


  1. ^ Markstein, Don (2009). "Dagar the Invincible". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Archived from the original on October 26, 2015. Dagar started as a non-series character, the hero of a story that writer Don Glut...wrote for Gold Key's Mystery Comics Digest.
  2. ^ Markstein, Don. "Dagar the Invincible". Don Markstein's Toonopedia. Retrieved 2 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Dagar the Invincible Archives Volume 1 (hardcover collection) :: Profile :: Dark Horse Comics". Darkhorse.com. 2011-10-26. Retrieved 2014-03-04.
  4. ^ Fischer, Stuart (March 2018). "Those Unforgettable Super-Heroes of Dell & Gold Key". Alter Ego. TwoMorrows Publishing (#151): 37.
  5. ^ Sacks, Jason; Dallas, Keith (2014). American Comic Book Chronicles: The 1970s. TwoMorrows Publishing. p. 87. ISBN 978-1605490564.

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