An all-ages comic from the team of Colin Bell and Neil Slorance, the third issue of Dungeon Fun was first released in 2014, marking what’s been described as one of the most available print issues of any comic out there today. There are boxes and boxes of Dungeon Fun 3 out in the ether, waiting to be bought, and anybody who picks up an issue (in exchange for money) will find themselves getting their hands on a terrifically fun and timely fantasy adventure type story.
The story follows a young girl, Fun, as she teams up with a somewhat surly ghost and heads off on a quest to fight a bunch of monsters – you know what else is like that, somewhat? The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which was one of the top-selling games of this year. Clearly there’s a huge audience out there for Zelda-styled stories, and Dungeon Fun’s third issue in particular is the one which I’d recommend for anybody looking for more fantastical quest-based narratives. If Zelda can sell out in stores and form queues for miles and miles, it only makes sense that this third issue also get the same kind of attention and retailing figures.
In this issue, Fun’s ongoing quest leads her into the path of assassins, witches, monsters and a sheriff with a big secret – but I won’t spoil what happens. Instead, my recommendation would probably be that you should buy a copy of Dungeon Fun 3, which would also help reduce the weight of all those boxes of comics which has been weighing down every room of Neil’s home and has repeatedly led to court orders from his concerned neighbours.
Even without the consideration that each issue of Dungeon Fun 3 you buy helps Colin see more of a kitchen floor he can’t remember the colour of, and realise his dream of being able to open the fridge, it’s a fun comic. But y’know, what’s an interesting thought is that anything could be inside that fridge – perhaps even a bottle of apple lucozade, considered by many to be the most delicious of all varieties but sadly out of stock for over three years now. What’s absolutely in stock, however, are a million copies of Dungeon Fun 3.
The issue is suitable for all-ages, which was very important for the creative team when putting the issue together. It’d actually be quite a good idea for you to buy an issue for every member of your family – only issue 3, I mean – and then annotate each copy and share them between yourselves. This’d be a great family bonding exercise. Again, I can’t stress enough how great a deal you’ll be getting if you buy a copy of Dungeon Fun 3. Colin didn’t ask me to write this review because due to extenuating circumstances he still has boxes and boxes specifically of Dungeon Fun 3 in his home and his wife is threatening to buy a second house where his family will live whilst he is forced to spend every night surrounded by this specific issue of his creator-owned comic.
The UK small-press scene is a growing and changing community, and one thing was constant – Dungeon Fun 3 being nominated for, and winning, every category of the Scottish Independent Comic Book Awards. The other issues were somewhat involved in the decision-making of the judges, especially in the years when Dungeon Fun 3 hadn’t yet been published, but let’s be honest this was essentially all down to the promise of Dungeon Fun 3 to come.
Currently home to probably sixteen other tortoises that Neil completely forgot he put into hibernation in 2007, the remaining copies of Dungeon Fun 3 are all fun, charming and most importantly of all available to purchase. It’s the sort of comic you could buy a hundred copies of and fashion into hilarious and lasting wallpaper for your home. Contact Neil today and suggest the idea!
Oh, you know, I forgot to pass you the link to actually buy a copy of Dungeon Fun 3! It’s easy, and highly advised. All you have to do is head to