Le Sommeil du monstre

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Le Sommeil du monstre
The Dormant Beast
Date 1998
Publisher Les Humanoïdes Associés
Creative team
Writers Enki Bilal
Artists Enki Bilal
Colorists Enki Bilal
Original publication
Language French
ISBN 2-7316-1230-4
Publisher Humanoids Publishing
Date 2000
ISBN 0-9672401-5-8
Followed by 32 Décembre

Le Sommeil du monstre written and drawn by Enki Bilal, is a Franco-Belgian comic book in the sci-fi genre, and the first of a series of four volumes in French titled Tétralogie du Monstre. It was first published in 1998 by the editor Les Humanoïdes Associés. This album has been translated into English as The Dormant Beast, and along with the following two volumes, 32 décembre and Rendez-vous à Paris, published in English under the title The Beast Trilogy: Chapters 1 & 2, by Humanoids Publishing.

Plot synopsis[edit]

The story takes place in a dystopic portrayal of the year 2023, and centers around Nike Hatzfield, a man with extraordinary memory who uses his skill to recall his violent childhood in Sarajevo under the siege during the 1990s Bosnian War.[1]


  1. ^ Tantimedh, Adi. "The Beast Trilogy". Artbomb.net.