In a world filled with dragons, wizards, sea monsters, Norse gods and titanic battles strides the world's mildest marauder - Hagar the Horrible! Following the noble traditions of Beuwolf and umm...that movie The Vikings staring Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis comes the epic saga of the best-known and most-loved Viking in the history of the world, the loveable, Hagar the Horrible - and his unending quest to put mead, swag and meat on the family table. This title collects together the first two years worth of strips that helped to forge the legend of Hagar the Horrible and make him one of the world's most popular cartoon characters of all times.
Hagar really is a family business both on and off the paper. Dik retired from the strip in 1998 and his son Chris took over the strip. Hagar was a phenomenal success from the very start. It debuted on Feb. 4, 1973, in an impressive 136 newspapers.