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DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol.1
Duck Heart
Lewis TRONDHEIM with Joann SFAR

Welcome to Dungeon, the looniest world of horror and heroic fantasy you’ll ever be transported into! This series, a best-seller in many countries, starts with the apogee of Dungeon, a mighty castle filled with monsters, trolls and goblins kept by a wily bird, the Dungeon Keeper, and the object of desire of many an uncouth and disgusting form of life (and afterlife) and Herbert the Timorous Duck is assigned to defend it! Thank goodness, the Dungeon Keeper has assigned Marvin the Dragon, a blood-thirsty, uh, vegetarian, warrior, to his side. Collects issues 1-4 of the comic book in color.
"The must-read comic book of the year." -Sequential Tart
"Dungeon is the rarest of comic book fantasy adventures: it really will appeal to just about anyone. Dungeon is fantastic from beginning to end. Buy it. Buy it. Buy it." -IComics.com, Greg McElhatton
"A fun story. Fans of Bone will probably enjoy this title, as they are very similar stories in spirit." -Still on the shelf.com
"Grade: A-. Damned funny. Takes the piss out of the fantasy genre like nothing I've seen in recent memory. Brilliantly illustrated and colored, this is a wonderful piece of work. "
-Marc Mason, Moviepoopshoot.com
"Deft parody displays wit and cleverness. The jokes and ideas build upon each other at a furious rate, creating a feel of deadpan sophistication rarely seen in this genre."
-Christopher Mautner, Harrisburg Patriot News
"Inventive. The artwork is beautiful." -Publishers Weekly
"Cheerfully subversive. Like the first Harry Potter novel, Duck Heart can be read and enjoyed as a self-contained tale, even if you're aware that it's the first part of a series." -Graphic Novel Review.com
"Grade: 9. Well-written and intensely clever, this farce pokes fun at all the cliches. It also mocks the contrivances of situations from games like Dungeons & Dragons."
-Sequential Tart
"A rousing story for young and old readers both." -Graphic Novel Review
"Manages to work both as parody and as straight genre fiction, laughs alternating with thrills and even moments of genuine drama and poignancy." -The Comics Journal
"Serves as both a hilarious sword-and-sorcery parody and a creative and fascinating piece of world-building." -Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
65/8x9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-401-9
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DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol.2
The Barbarian Princess
Lewis TRONDHEIM & Joann SFAR

The next two stories in this tongue-in-cheek Fantasy/Horror series. In the first, Herbert’s fictitious Princess in distress to lure more hapless warriors to the Dungeon turns out to be all too real and quite a handful! In the second, the Dungeon’s Dragon, centerpiece of its defense, is dead, long live the... wait, where will they find the replacement?
"Innumerable laughs. Deserves a place on the shelf of any lover of sword-and-sorcery or parody or both." -Asimov's
"It's one of the best comedy / adventure comics in print, filled with amusing characters, great visual imagination and involving stories. You should let it take you away on the back of a hipplodontus." -Time.comix
"Trondheim is a master a presenting a rich, detailed world, while maintaining a light atmosphere. The book has an overall epic feel, yet grounds itself with a very personable feel when necessary. The coloring is vibrant and lush, and complements the grandiose backgrounds. A truly unique enjoyable book." -Buzzscope.com
"Recommended for teen and adult fantasy fans."
-Steve Raiteri, Library Journal
65/8x9, 96pp. full color trade pb., $14.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-421-7
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DUNGEON: The Early Years, vol.1 'Old Edition'
The Night Shirt
Christophe BLAIN • Joann SFAR • Lewis TRONDHEIM

We start on another tangent of the vast world of Dungeon, one that relates the origins of it. In this first story of the Early Years, you will see the Keeper barely an adult and leaving his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness... Blain illustrates on a story by Trondheim and Sfar.
Fun, adventure, suspense and... wry satire. The first volume has already sold out of its first printing!
"Thrilling action and gentle whimsy nestle comfortably together in this swashbuckling fantasy starring anthropomorphic animals. Somehow, the parody actually reinforces the adventure." -Publishers Weekly
61/2 x 9, 96pp. full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-439-2
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DUNGEON The Early Years 'Old Edition'
Vol.2: Innocence Lost
Christophe BLAIN • Joann SFAR • Lewis TRONDHEIM

Hyacinthe, Dungeon Keeper to be, continues to render justice in a cloak nightly as The Night Shirt and stumbles upon the one he pines for, Alexandra, an assassin, about to be raped! After his valiant and heroic rescue, his wettest dreams come true… with dire consequences. In the second story which happens quite a few years later, he’s married and a poor husband, worse even, a poor lover, until Alexandra plots to gain him back. Cloak and dagger with romantic bravura! And you thought he didn’t have it in him. Art by Eisner nominated Blain (Gus) and story by legendary Trondheim and Eisner nominated Sfar (Rabbi’s Cat).
"Dungeon has elements of parody, but its creators’ obvious love for the adventure-fantasy genres keep the characters real and the circumstances compelling." -Newsarama
"The Early Years," with some amazing phantasmagorical scenes wedded to complex moral situations, manages to entertain and provide yet another thought-provoking installment in what may well be the best epic fantasy series of all time." -Amazon Daily/ Omnivoracious
"A perversely enjoyable read, highly recommended for anyone with an open mind and a desire to open it further." -Comics Waiting Room
6 1/2x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-564-1
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DUNGEON: Twilight, Vol. 1 'Old Edition'
Dragon Cemetery
Joann SFAR & Lewis TRONDHEIM

The planet Terra Amata, on which Dungeon resides, has stopped turning. On one side, total darkness and absolute coldness; on the other, a searing desert and eternal day. The survivors live on a thin slice of earth where day and night meet. A territory known as TWILIGHT.
Welcome to the third facet of the Dungeon world, its dark downfall. Marvin, now old and blind, sensing his end, goes on a long trek to the legendary cemetery of dragons.
"Dungeon parodies heroic fantasy in hilarious fashion while also offering exciting battle scenes, deep and interesting characters and a complex plot. If you like fantasy, humor, or intrigue, this series is for you. One scene in particular will make your jaw drop in appreciation of amazing imagination at play here." -Realms of Fantasy
"A rollicking adventure, an anthropomorphic fantasy crammed with monsters, magic, swordplay, extravagant derring-do, exuberant violence, extraordinary occurrences and remarkable happenstance. It's part road comedy and part three-way buddy romp featuring a dragon, a rabbit and a bat. When compared directly to Aragones' own barbarian comic Groo, these funnies are woollier, bloodier, riskier, less morally or thematically constrained." -The Comics Journal
"Astonishing piece of entertainment, full of wonderful characters, wild action, and more twists and turns to the plot than you can shake a stick at. I love this book; you will too." -Movie poopshoot.com
"Sfar and Trondheim effortlessly sweep you into their breezy adventures."
-Publishers Weekly
"Although this volume comes late in the Dungeon time line, it is as good as any of the others for series newcomers." -Booklist
6x9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.99; ISBN 978-1-56163-460-6
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DUNGEON: TWILIGHT, Vol. 2
Armageddon
Lewis TRONDHEIM, Joann SFAR, KERASCOET

Marvin, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, simply cannot be let to die like he wishes! Whatever he loses, he regains in different powers. He’s even become invincible. It’s to the point where he’d rather exchange body parts to get back his mortality. But then he is led to a discovery that may make continuing to live actually worth it.
"There are quests, battles, romps in bed, disappearances, reunions, invisible monsters, trials and "granny's good cake," enough for any ten lesser books."
-Asimov's
"There's a lot more to the dragon than you would have ever imagined when you first began reading the DUNGEON books years ago. This series of books has been so good, for so long, that it truly ranks as a classic. Any new release is cause for celebration, and this is no different."
-Marc Mason, Comicswaitingroom.com
"As much as I've enjoyed the other Dungeon series, I think Dugeon Twilight is my favorite to date. It's probably because Dungeon Twilight finds a way to balance whimsy and serious drama that gives the reader everything they could possibly need. Here's hoping that more albums are produced before too long, because with each new volume of Dungeon translated into English, I find myself loving the line more and more."
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Greg McElhatton, Readaboutcomics.com
"Continues the high level of imagination and wit the series is known for. There's enough smart characterization and emotional involvement to win over even the fantasy averse soul." -Chris Mautner, Harrisburg Patriot News
"This Dungeon installment is a rollercoaster of action, adventure, and laughs. Fans waiting on the edge of their seats since Dragon Cemetery: Dungeon: Twilight, v.1 (2006) shouldn't be disappointed." -Booklist
61/2x9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-477-4
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DUNGEON: Monstres
Vol.1: The Crying Giant
MAZAN, MENU, TRONDHEIM, SFAR

Welcome to the branch of Dungeon focusing on the great adventures of secondary characters and presented by leading guest artists. In this volume, Jean-Christophe Menu, well-known as the head of the highly influential publishing co. L’Association, presents Alcibiades the wizard in The Crying Giant where his all-seeing giant’s eye cannot stop crying, flooding the entire dungeon. They must find the Giant who gave his eye to remedy this rather wet situation. Mazan also presents the story of John-John the Terrible, the monster split into two living halves. New lower price!
"Recommended"
-Library Medfia Connection
"Everyone who has read this column knows how much I love the Dungeon series. The art for John-John The Terror is wonderful. Both stories are well above average in terms of fantasy comics"
-Jeff Vandermeer, Realms of Fantasy
"Tickled my funny bone!"
-Kat Kan, Voice of Youth Advocates
"A great job of adding dimension to the cast of characters that make the Dungeon run." -Booklist
61/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $12.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-525-2
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DUNGEON PARADE, Vol. 1
A Dungeon Too Many
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Manu Larcenet

The Parade branch of this great saga happens between the 1st and 2nd volumes of Zenith and presents light humorous stories of the adventures of Marvin the vegetarian dragon and Herbert the Timorous. In this volume, the ultimate horror: Dungeon has competition! Right in front of their noses, another dungeon has sprung up and is attracting away the adventurers Dungeon makes a lucrative business of luring then plundering and massacring. Unacceptable! Marvin and Herbert are on the case
"A merry adventure spoof, its small panels deep with color and dense with activity, with a full measure of slapstick, gore and jumping wordplay" -Kirkus Reviews.
"a humorous aside . . . lighter and less dense than most of [Trondheim and Sfar’s] inside looks at the workings of a fantasy dungeon full of hero-killing monsters. At the same time, Manu Larcenet's art is as colorfully ultra-busy as ever.” -The Onion
"Sfar, Trondheim, and Larcenet together is sort of the American comics equivalent of putting Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman, and John Cassaday together on a graphic novel. They're just that good. Recommended."
-Comicswaitingroom.com
"Revolution, wishes, sages, and gross incompetence are all mixed together to form one farcical meatloaf." -Sfrevu.com
"You will warm to this book's puckish charm." -Entertainment Weekly
"Action and characterization keep the Dungeon series entertaining. Plundering has never been so much fun!" -Booklist
6x9, 64pp., full color trade pb, $9.95, ISBN 1-56163-495-6
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DUNGEON: PARADE, Vol. 2
Day of the Toads
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Manu Larcenet

The next volume in this branch of humorous stories happening between the 1st and 2nd volume of Zenith presents two stories. In the first, the Dungeon is attacked by a swarm of flying venomous toads so large it almost succumbs as the perpetrators look to get free rein inside! In the second, Herbert is sent on a mission to… clear out the septic tank. It hadn’t been done for 40 years. Turns out the crap has accumulated so massively a whole beautiful ecology has been formed deep in the basement! Should they destroy this flowery dung heap?
"Another winning Dungeon volume in which absurd plotlines frequently go off on tangents. The sewers afford Trondheim perfect opportunities for alien-landscape creation."
-BOOKLIST
6x9, 64pp., full color trade pb., $9.95, ISBN 978-1-56163-507-8
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