Dungeon the Early Years, Volume 1: The Night Shirt

Dungeon the Early Years, Volume 1: The Night Shirt

by 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.See more details below

Overview

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.

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Publishers Weekly
Thrilling action and gentle whimsy nestle comfortably together in this charming import by a trio of French comics superstars, a swashbuckling fantasy starring anthropomorphic animals. A boyhood in the country didn't prepare idealistic, bird-headed Hyacinthe for his move to the city. He soon recognizes how corrupt the place is. His scheming uncle is oppressing the underclass elves while organizing a civic festival where a towering arboress will be burned alive. Little Hyacinthe feels helpless to intervene directly, and he even develops a crush on one of his uncle's minions, a cold-blooded snake-woman assassin. He escapes his moral frustration by becoming the Night Shirt, a masked fighter for justice who behaves like a mixture of Errol Flynn and Opus the penguin. Sfar and Trondheim's script creates a marvelous world in which the characters can startle readers by being genuinely strange but also human. Blain's loose but highly skilled art makes silly scenes poignant or exciting. When, after rescuing the arboress, the Night Shirt must urge his steed to leap across a polluted canal, his silhouette against the moon is simultaneously absurd and heroic. Somehow, the parody actually reinforces the adventure. (Nov.) Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561634392
Publisher:
N B M Publishing Company
Publication date:
09/28/2005
Series:
Dungeon Series, #1
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
780,728
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range:
16 - 18 Years

Meet the Author

After getting a degree in economics, Chris Blain joined the army and began to draw comics, developing a rough, dynamic style that has been widely praised and imitated.  His most famous work is the comics series Isaac the Pirate.

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