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"The humor can be biting and sly. And precisely because it is so light and warmhearted, the moments of melancholy and actual profundity reach into your chest, pull out your heart and keep it hostage."
-The New York Times Book Review

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DUNGEON IS BACK!
First with re-issues of long out of print volumes
collected into omnibus volumes
And then an ALL-NEW Zenith volume premiering in November!

     
DUNGEON ZENITH Vol. 4  

Coming in November!
DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol. 4 [7-8]
Outside the Ramparts
Joann SFARLewis TRONDHEIMBOULET
The epic saga spoof of Dungeons & Dragons and an inspiration to the likes of Adventure Time, is back with two new stories in the height of Dungeon’s power!
In the first chapter: to reclaim the Dungeon that fell to the scheming William Delacourt, the plan is simple: Marvin, Isis and Herbert must find some magic fugus purit and use it to dislodge the current occupants of the fortress. But is this really the Guardian's plan? Our heroes will have to fight against everyone to save the Dungeon. Meanwhile, will Marvin succeed in his engagement blast-of-fire-breath Tong Deum?
In the second: according to the draconian tradition, Herbert is officially mandated by Marvin to go see his mother and announce his engagement to Pirzuine. Upon arrival, he discovers her murder. To avoid a bloodbath, will the valiant duck succeed in finding the culprit before Marvin arrives, without alienating the sensitive dragons who inhabit the village?
Reviews
"Boulet's detailed art, full of careful crosshatching and bold colors, offers an
imaginative roster of fantasy creatures and settings that perfectly matches the off-kilter humor and high-key action scenes. Dungeons and Dragons–style stories have been having a moment, and this series will likely satisfy fans of The Adventure Zone comics."
-Booklist
8 ½ x 11, 96pp., full color trade pb, 15.99; ISBN 9781681122823

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TWILIGHT Vols. 1-2  

Coming in April!
DUNGEON: TWILIGHT Vols. 1-2
Dragon Cemetery
Joann SFARLewis TRONDHEIMKERASCOET
Collecting the first 4 stories of Twilight.
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. And then, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, he 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…
8 ½ x 11, 192pp., full color trade paperback, $19.99, ISBN 9781681122939

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DUNGEON ZENITH Vols. 1-2  

DUNGEON: Zenith Vols. 1-2
The Barbarian Princess
Lewis TRONDHEIM & Joann SFAR
Welcome to Dungeon, the looniest world of horror and heroic fantasy you’ll ever be transported into! A spoof of Dungeons & Dragons and all heroic fantasy tropes. 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. 4 full stories in one omnibus volume at a new larger size! (Combines the 1st 2 volumes originally published).
8 ½ x 11, 192pp., full color trade paperback, $19.99, ISBN 9781681122809

 

 
   
   

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DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol.3 'Old Edition'
“Back In Style”
BOULET, Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM

Taking a pause from the Monstres sub-series, the main Zenith mini series is back! This time with the art of Boulet but still written by the Sfar/Trondheim duo. Two stories continue the heyday of Dungeon, in the first, Isis is to be married to the Keeper but she wants Herbert! Besides, the whole affair promises to ruin the Dungeon completely. In the second, besides the continued Keeper financial mishaps, Herbert wishes to make his comeback to his hometown where his name is mud. He disguises himself with a potion that makes him ‘the mask of death’. Only one problem: if he laughs, he becomes himself again!
“This is an outstanding Dungeons and Dragons parody that serves as a stand-alone story. Readers will be entertained, even those unaccustomed to comic fantasy fiction. These anthropomorphic characters are well drawn, and the snappy dialogue is craftily paired with Boulet’s stunning imagery.“
-School Library Journal
“It’s hard to say if Sfar and Trondheim’s long running Dungeon epic is a dead-on parody of sword-and-sorcery cliches or if it’s just a first-rate fantasy series that happens to star anthropomorphic animals and involves lots of comedy. Boulet handles the action set pieces and slapstick farce with equal aplomb, and Trondheim and Sfar shake up the tone of the story every few pages: there’s romance next to brutal violence, and tender whimsy punctuated by cruelly bleak humor.” -Publishers Weekly
“Hysterically funny. Endlessly inventive” -The Comic Book Bin
“Ah, Dungeon, what pleasures you bring me. Boulet is comfortably upholding the artistic standards of previous forays into Dungeon. Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim … man, these two guys can seemingly do no wrong. They’re leading lights in France’s comics scene, and it’s obvious why. Dungeon: Zenith vol. 3: Back in Style is witty, fun and adventurous. Readers of fantasy, of humor, of unapologetically fun comics are going to love it.” -Newsarama
“The Sfar/Trondheim duo did not disappoint in this latest volume, taking crazy story risks and throwing in plot twists and character reversals at the drop of a hat. DUNGEON remains my favorite genre-related series of all time.”
-High-low comics blog
“Sfar & Trondheim get a huge chuckle out of subverting the genre and paying tribute to it- sometimes in the same panel. This new installment fully lives up to the praise Dungeon has garnered from sources as various as Asimov’s SF magazine and The New York Times Book Review.”
-Jeff Vandermeer, Realms of Fantasy Magazine
61/2 x 9, 96pp, full color trade pb., $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-550-4


 
     
DUNGEON ZENITH Vol. 4  

Coming in November!
DUNGEON: Zenith, Vol. 4 [7-8]
Outside the Ramparts
Joann SFARLewis TRONDHEIMBOULET
The epic saga spoof of Dungeons & Dragons and an inspiration to the likes of Adventure Time, is back with two new stories in the height of Dungeon’s power!
In the first chapter: to reclaim the Dungeon that fell to the scheming William Delacourt, the plan is simple: Marvin, Isis and Herbert must find some magic fugus purit and use it to dislodge the current occupants of the fortress. But is this really the Guardian's plan? Our heroes will have to fight against everyone to save the Dungeon. Meanwhile, will Marvin succeed in his engagement blast-of-fire-breath Tong Deum?
In the second: according to the draconian tradition, Herbert is officially mandated by Marvin to go see his mother and announce his engagement to Pirzuine. Upon arrival, he discovers her murder. To avoid a bloodbath, will the valiant duck succeed in finding the culprit before Marvin arrives, without alienating the sensitive dragons who inhabit the village?
8 ½ x 11, 96pp., full color trade pb, 15.99; ISBN 9781681122823

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DUNGEON EARLY YEARS Vols. 1-2  

DUNGEON: The Early Years, Vols. 1-2
The Night Shirt
Christophe BLAINJoann SFARLewis TRONDHEIM
In the sprawling world of Dungeon, the Early Years subseries relates the origins of it. In this first story, you will see the Keeper barely an adult leaving his family to go find fortune in a time of chaos and darkness... Fun, adventure, suspense and... wry satire. 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).
8 ½ x 11, 192pp, full color trade pb, 19.99, ISBN 9781681122816

 

 
   
   

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TWILIGHT Vols. 1-2  

Coming in April!
DUNGEON: TWILIGHT Vols. 1-2
Dragon Cemetery
Joann SFARLewis TRONDHEIMKERASCOET
Collecting the first 4 stories of Twilight.
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. And then, saved at the last minute from certain death in a duel by his young warrior admirer Marvin the Red, he 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…
8 ½ x 11, 192pp., full color trade paperback, $19.99, ISBN 9781681122939

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DUNGEON Twilight Vol. 3: The New Centurions  

DUNGEON: Twilight 'Old Edition'
Vol. 3: The New Centurions
Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, KERASCOET, OBION

The next 2 chapters in the decline of Dungeon: Terra Amata has exploded and the Dark Fortress of the Grand Khan needs to master the nitro tech. To that end, they hire Marvin the Red even as others plot malevolently… In the second episode, Marvin the dragon and Marvin the Red are trapped on a quickly revolving piece of the exploded planet, and must constantly run or fall off into oblivion!
“One of the funniest volumes of the series yet! Has all the hooks that make Dungeon such a fun series: high adventure, lots of action, and a broad and rambling sense of humor. ” -Booklist
"Lewis Trondheim and Joann Sfar are modern exemplars when it comes to how one straddles mainstream success and artistic achievement, and as page-to-page, madcap cartooning it's hard to go wrong with watching their mostly well-selected art teams put the well-designed original characters through their paces." -Tom Spurgeon, Comics Reporter
"One of the things that I do appreciate, and love, about Dungeon is the way that major things — the shape of the world, a fortress, family members, a distinctive suit of armor — are lost quickly and definitively, in an almost offhand manner. The world of Dungeon is one where every day — sometimes every moment — that a character can spend alive is the result of a struggle. Sfar and Trondheim don’t spare their major characters, either."-Andrew Wheeler, Antick Musings
"The amazing Dungeon series created by French geniuses Joann Sfar and Lewis Trondheim continues from strength to strength."
-Jeff Vandermeer, Omnivoracious
61/2x9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $12.99,
ISBN 978-1-56163-578-8


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DUNGEON: Twilight Vol.4  

DUNGEON: Twilight 'Old Edition'
Vol. 4: High Septentrion & The End of Dungeon
Johann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Alfred, Mazan
The last two stories of Dungeon!
In High Septentrion, there has been a violent eruption on the planet of Terra Amata. It’s a scramble to find breathable air, but the wizened blind, mystical dragon the Dust King (Marvin) thinks that it is perhaps time for him to die heroically. However the feisty young Marvin the Red refuses to give up and plans to find a way out of this mess, including finding a way to actually breathe… Art by Alfred of “Why I Killed Peter.”
And in The End of Dungeon the more the islets of the planet Terra Amata move upward, the less there is of breathable oxygen. While Marvin the Red and Zakutu, daughter of the Grand Khân, attempt to protect the seven objects of Destiny, Herbert and the Dust King are forced to swear allegiance to the Dark Entity in order to gain access to breathable air.
All things must come to an end and so it is with the great Dungeon.
Reviews
"There's a lot here to enjoy if you enjoy European graphic novels and appreciate the fantasy fiction genre being satirised within its pages."
-SFCrowsNest.com
"Deft interlacing of satire with independent character and story development. A strong recommendation to current fans, and the series represents a good next step for Adventure Time devotees looking for something equally snappy but more adult." -Foreword
“Recommended!”
-Midwest Book Review
“8/10. Awesome!”
-Sequential tart
6 ½ 9, 96pp., full color pb, $14.99,
ISBN 9781561639199
Trondheim interviewed on Comic Book Resources about this volume.


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DUNGEON: Monstres
Vol. 2
: The Dark Lord
Joann SFAR, Lewis TRONDHEIM, BLANQUET, ANDREAS

Terra Amata has exploded into so many little floating islands and Herbert has become a very dark and very powerful lord, far from his goofy, shoot-from-the-belt self we all know. In both stories in this volume, the key is to find the map to the new world and great forces are in the way. Whether it’s the Dark Lord or even a very uncompromising and very determined Marvin the Red, the new map must be found!
This sub-series presents guest stars including here Andreas, known for Rork and Capricorn.
"Pokes fun at Dungeons & Dragons, as well as any number of 'hero worship' comic titles."
-School Library Journal
"Packed with action and story payoffs, this is possibly the most exciting yet cohesive volume of the Dungeon series so far. The snappy dialogue and quirky characterization make Dungeon a fun ride!" -Booklist
6 x9”, 96pp., full color trade paperback, $12.95,
ISBN 978-1-56163-540-5


 
     
DUNGEON: Monstres Vol. 3: Heartbreaker  

DUNGEON: Monstres
Vol. 3: Heartbreaker
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Carlos Nine, Patrice Killoffer

In the first title story, the supremely talented (especially with women) and outrageous Carlos Nine gives us the complete low-down on the sexy and dangerous killer Alexandra that the young Dungeon-keeper fell for so heavily. In the second, Killoffer ("676 Apparitions of Killoffer") also focuses on a spicy girl, daughter of a prominent character.
"Definitely entertaining. 8 out 10" -Sequential Tart
"The artwork is lively, exciting, and full of details."
-Library Media Connection
"As usual, the writing is well-tooled and funny, with just the right touch of absurdity. The guest artists have a deft hand, though they don't stray far from the usual Dungeon style. A good continuation of a worthwhile series."
-Booklist
6 x 9, 96pp. full color trade pb.: $12.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-591-7


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DUNGEON Monstres Vol. 4: Night of the Ladykiller  

DUNGEON Monstres
Vol. 4: Night of the Ladykiller
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim,
J-E. Vermot-Desroches, Yoann

Vulture sorcerer Horus, a ladykiller? Who knew? Yet, as the first story in this volume shows, he is accused of impregnating a slew of women. The second story takes a much lighter tone starring Grogro the big always hungry goofball seen in many stories before, especially in the Parade series. Here, he’s the hero, or at least tries to be, on a mission to fix a mess with a bunch of beer brewers. Question is: will he solve the problem… or just eat (and drink) it?
"If there’s a sure bet in the world of graphic novels, DUNGEON is it. Volume four of MONSTRES is as good a place to start as any."
-Comics Waiting Room
"A real treat to read. This book is an awesomely wonderful introduction to the shared Dungeon universe if you’ve never encountered it before."
-Comics Bulletin
"This is probably my favorite of the Monstres stories, because it works on a number of levels. A new reader could come in and understand most of the story beats with little difficulty. The Monstres series is essential reading for any fan of the world that Trondheim & Sfar create. As always, this is genre work at its best: intelligent, witty, thrilling, visually interesting, at times emotionally wrenching, and in possession of both affection for fantasy and a healthy dose of humor about its ridiculousness." Rob Clough, The Comics Journal
"Sfar & Trondheim never have a problem pushing boundaries for a better laugh and here there are laughs aplenty. A wonderful addition to the series."
-Booklist
"Lovers of Sfar and Trondheim’s ongoing send-up of hero fantasy shouldn’t be disappointed by this rollicking entry – which would also make a decent entry point for newcomers to this inventive comics entertainment."
-Seattle Post Intelligencer and Blogcritics.
6 1/2 x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb.: $14.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-608-2


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DUNGEON Monstres vol.5  
DUNGEON Monstres
Vol. 5: My Son the Killer
Joann Sfar, Lewis Trondheim, Blutch, Frederic Bezian
In the title story, we meet Marvin the Dragon still a pup with his Mom but make no mistake, both are formidable. Their ferocity catches the eye of the Keeper who is still making his way up the ladder in Antipolis and has many dangerous enemies. He makes them his bodyguards. Soon enough, crafty little Marvin manages to witness a sinister plot and tries to save the Keeper and the city’s leaders from annihilation.
In “Soldiers of Honor,” Gork and Krag are brothers and soldiers of hell. They keep a secret door in the Dungeon. The door being little used, they get bored, until an old blind man forces Krag, alone on duty that day, to call reinforcements to prevent him from entering. Because he has not fulfilled his mission, Krag is sentenced to be killed by his own brother in the middle of the desert!
"Filled with shadowy artwork that enhances the ominous stories. A great addition! Sarcastic, funny, and sometimes brilliantly appalling, these books will appeal to fans of fantasy without happy endings, and without any continuity needed for understanding the story." -Library Journal
6 ½ x 9, 96 pp., trade pb., $14.99,
ISBN 9781561639373


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DUNGEON Monstres  vol. 6  
DUNGEON Monstres
Vol. 6: The Great Animator
Lewis Trondheim, Joann SFAR, Stanislas, Nicolas Keramidas
In an automaton themed volume, ‘The Great Animator’ pits the predecessor to the Vaucanson great castle and realm against a huge army of ruthless invaders. The great castle’s army of battle automatons evens the fight but at great cost. In the second story, ‘The Inventor’s Grimoire’, the Vaucanson grimoire with the secrets of building automatons has disappeared! If it fell in the wrong hands, much harm could come of it. And indeed, it turns out the greedy Lord Delacour has snatched it with the intention of auctioning it off to the highest bidder!
6 ½ x 9, 96pp., full color trade pb., $15.99,
ISBN 9781561639984


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