Young Vimal is an outcast, constantly bullied and brutalized by his peers. Having never met his father, he has been told by his schoolmates that he's the horrific offspring of a demon that impregnated his noble mother. When he accidentally awakens Jara, an actual demon of sinister beauty and malevolent power, from a centuries-long slumber, his life takes a turn for the evil. Fed by the boy's anger and pain, Jara twists the trauma into a thirst for vengeance, offering him a 'magic' powder with which to exact revenge on his tormentors. But such gifts come with a price...
This original tale is the first East-meets-West collaboration between British comics' master Mike Carey (X-Men, Lucifer, Unwritten) and Indian writer Samit Basu (Devi, Tall Tales).
"When I was approached to team up with Samit Basu, India's foremost sci-fi / fantasy author, I didn't have to think about it for too long. We decided to put the Anglo-Indian connection at centre stage, and the result was Untouchable. This is a horror story about the clash of cultures, and about a man whose mixed race left him without friends or shelter - until the day he met a demon who, in her way, was just as much of an outcast as him."
- Mike Carey