Dungeon Crawlers Academy

J. P. Sullivan

Book - 2022

"When four kids went through a mysterious portal, they discovered an endless dungeon full of treasure, monsters, and magic! They returned home as heroes. But when adults tried to enter the portal, they couldn't. Only kids were granted access. And so the Dungeon Crawlers Academy was born: a school devoted to training young adventurers to explore the dungeon and bring back its fabulous treasures."--

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Subjects
Genres
Action and adventure comics
Fantasy comics
School comics
Graphic novels
Published
[Santa Barbara, California] : Seven Seas Entertainment, LLC [2022]-
Language
English
Physical Description
volumes : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
Audience
All ages.
ISBN
9781645059783
1645059782
Main Author
J. P. Sullivan (author)
Other Authors
Elmer Damaso (artist), Nicky Lim (letterer), Jason DeAngelis (creator)
  • 1.
  • Into the portal
Review by School Library Journal Reviews

Gr 3–6—Dungeon crawling isn't for the faint of heart. Or adults. In this new fantasy series, Sullivan weaves together manga, video games, and Dungeons & Dragons to craft a universe where treasure is up for grabs, but only if you're a child. At the Dungeon Crawler's Academy, promising young explorers are trained, sent through a magic portal, and expected to return loot home for sale. Our lead character only ends up there by accident, bonding with a staff that imbues him with magic, but at the cost of a $5 million debt. The commercial aspect of the whole enterprise adds an interesting wrinkle to a book that plays it safe in just about every other regard. From setting to character, this series has little interest in moving beyond genre tropes, which makes it a very safe read with few creative risks. This even extends to the art, which feels drawn from an animated series and has a decent flow but lacks detail. Main character designs are expressive, if extremely young-looking for their purported age. Characters of color are mostly relegated to the background. VERDICT A solid book that doesn't do much to push boundaries or show readers anything they haven't seen before. Despite this, it's still worth a look for libraries seeking to engage readers who are into Minecraft or other dungeon crawl games.—Nate Hipple Copyright 2022 School Library Journal.

Review by Publisher Summary 1

"When four kids went through a mysterious portal, they discovered an endless dungeon full of treasure, monsters, and magic! They returned home as heroes. But when adults tried to enter the portal, they couldn't. Only kids were granted access. And so the Dungeon Crawlers Academy was born: a school devoted to training young adventurers to explore the dungeon and bring back its fabulous treasures. Nathan always dreamed of being a hero. A dangerous encounter with a tiny dragon becomes his ticket into the Academy. Now, a whole new life awaits, as Nathan struggles to learn how to use magic...and survive school!"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

Modern-day students set out for sword-and-sorcery adventure in this full-color graphic novel series for kids and adults!When four kids went through a mysterious portal, they discovered an endless dungeon full of treasure, monsters, and magic! They returned home as heroes. But when adults tried to enter the portal, they couldn’t. Only kids were granted access. And so the Dungeon Crawlers Academy was born: a school devoted to training young adventurers to explore the dungeon and bring back its fabulous treasures.Nathan always dreamed of being a hero. A dangerous encounter with a tiny dragon becomes his ticket into the Academy. Now, a whole new life awaits, as Nathan struggles to learn how to use magic...and survive school!