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Dungeon Quest: Book One (Dungeon Quest)

Daly, Joe

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ISBN 10: 160699347X / ISBN 13: 9781606993477
Published by Fantagraphics, U.S.A., 2010
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Dungeon Quest: Book One (Dungeon Quest)

Publisher: Fantagraphics, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2010

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Synopsis:

A surreal suburban role playing game yarn from the creator of The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book.

One day Millenium [sic] Boy decided to grab his hobo stick, his bandana, and his Swiss Army knife, bid his mom goodbye, and head off on a quest for adventure. Joined by his best friend Steve (weapon: baseball bat; clothing: wife beater, cargo pants and sandals), they soon find themselves in a violent altercation with two other adventure seekers. It ends badly for their antagonists (“Whoa, check it out, dude! You actually knocked this dude’s brain right out of his cranium!”) and Millenium Boy and Steve become the proud owners of fancy weapons upgrades (a crowbar and a steel chain). So on they trek, and the next inductee to their group is the muscle-bound Lash Penis.

And then things start getting weird!

Readers of 2009’s Red Monkey Double Happiness Book will recognize Joe Daly’s delightfully unique stoner/philosopher dialogue and distinctive character designs, but the hilarious over-the-top Role Playing Game action (complete with periodic updates for each character’s status in ten criteria, including “dexterity,” “intelligence,” and “money”) propel this new story into a heretofore unachieved action-comedy realm. By the end of this book (the first chapter of a projected four-part epic), the trio has been joined by Nerdgirl the Archer, Lash Penis has nearly had his arm cut off, they’ve acquired a whole new nifty bag of tricks, and the menaces have become increasingly surreal and lethal. Where will it end?

Stay tuned for Dungeon Quest Book Two in Fall 2010! 136 pages of black-and-white comics

About the Author:

Joe Daly is a cartoonist from South Africa. Born in London, he studied animation for two years at Cape Town’s City Varsity College. His work has been described as “Tintin Meets the Freak Brothers in the Cape of Good Dope.” His books include Scrublands, The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book, and Dungeon Quest.

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