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Dungeon Quest, Vol. 3 by Joe Daly
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Continuing their increasingly homoerotic quest to find the Atlantean Resonator Guitar, Millenium Boy and co. head off on another meandering journey through some odd settings and meet some bizarre characters. The book is twice the length of either of the previous two and Joe Daly puts the extra space to good use having an elongated scene of one of the questers Steve try to get some weed from a vending machine and then spend even longer smoking it.

Strangely these kinds of scenes are the funniest and most interesting scenes to read about. There are extended sequences which feature tons of exposition and background to their quest which I found really boring. There’s also a prose-only section about the Atlanteans that I couldn’t be bothered with – let’s just say Daly is a gifted comics artist and leave it at that.

And the art is great, Daly’s style is getting more and more intricate especially the forest scenes where each leaf is painstakingly drawn in detail. There isn’t much to this book, or series for that matter, it’s kind of a stoner D&D story where actual plot and story take a backseat to Daly’s preoccupation with getting his characters high which makes for some pretty entertaining comedy. For example in the fight scenes rather than make it dramatic Daly has the characters talk about how one of the characters looks Turkish when he’s angry and they bicker as they fight beasts trying to kill them. It’s an enjoyable and somewhat refreshing take on this kind of genre story.

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