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Dungeon: Armageddon v. 2

Dungeon: Armageddon v. 2: Twilight | Paperback

Released on 14 September 2006

Author: Lewis Trondheim ; Joann Sfar | Format: Paperback

Condition:  New

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An alternative comic if there ever was one, this book uses intentionally grotesque artwork, all animal characters, and adult humor to create a flippant story meant to amuse. The two leads are a blind, bloblike flightless dragon and his fanged red cyborg rabbit friend, and with every character they meet, they have the kind of jokey, ironic conversations one finds in indie movies. They move from milieu to milieu, encountering new oddities and narrowly avoiding danger. There are moments when the story pauses and the artwork and narration come together to make a moving panel or two, but usually the narration overtells and the jokes fall flat. Any conventional rules of storytelling go out the window in favor of introducing more weirdly colored creatures who involve the characters in embarrassing snafus. Although some of the creatures are highly original, this title is just not worth bothering with.