2011 Ignatz Award Nominee: Outstanding Series
Millennium Boy, Steve, Lash Penis, and Nerdgirl continue on their twin mystical quests to find the missing parts of the Atlantean Resonator Guitar, as well as to locate the prophet and poet Bromedes and return his borrowed penis sheath, in this second hilarious, violent, and rip-roaringly entertaining installment of Joe (The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book) Daly's role-playing-game-inspired graphic novel series.
Fortified and empowered with a brand new collection of weapons and resources (including the magical Egyptian Book of Thoth, the Iron Crocodile badge, and the rectally transported Gliding Charger of the Eel), the valorous quartet must contend with river trolls, a leaf monster, glo-babies, and copious amounts of killer weed and serious blow.
Will they succeed in one or more of their noble quests? Or are the dice of fate loaded in their disfavor? You'll have to read Dungeon Quest Book Two to find out!
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The Critics Are Digging Dungeon Quest Book One, Boet:
Winner, Prix special du Jury (Jury Prize), 2010 Festival International de la Bande Desinée d'Angoulême
"Dalys parody of the trek adventure the template for ripping yarns from King Solomons Mines to King Kong to Indy Jones to scads of video games is a kind of slackers SpongeBob Squarepants, earthier (of course) but as ingenuously absurd... [and] magnetically amusing." Ray Olson, Booklist
"...I had more fun reading this book than just about any other comic I’ve read so far this year. ... There’s a sort of Hergé-like mechanical perfection to his artwork; not only is it super-clean and super-crisp, but the panel-to-panel consistency is so strong that his characters sometimes don’t look drawn so much as stamped out by some sort of automatic drawing machine. ... Steve and Millennium Boy are funny — sometimes on purpose, sometimes not — and it’s a pleasure to walk around with them. ... I haven’t played an RPG since I was a teenager, but I think I’d play a Dungeon Quest one in a heartbeat." – J. Caleb Mozzocco, Newsarama
Praise for Joe Dalys previous books, Scrublands and The Red Monkey Double Happiness Book:
"Working... in a comic realist mode reminiscent of, say, the old TV series The Rockford Files (Dalys Cape Town looks a lot like shorefront Southern California), Daly couldnt be any more entertaining. His visual-narrative skills are impeccable, his ear for naturally funny dialogue nothing short of astounding." – Ray Olson, Booklist
"Joe Daly's cartoon style is great, and the colors work especially well in this book, containing two entertaining and humorous stories. Fun and goofy reading, that hints at a little more but is content to joke around as it pleases." – Jeffrey Brown
South African cartoonist Joe Daly seems to have internalized the full history of alternative comix, and in his story collection Scrublands, he produces archly funny, unsettling surreal pages that recall R. Crumb, Dan Clowes, and Jim Woodring. – The Onion