Dept. of Monsterology: Monsterology 101 (Book 1)


The first trade paperback in this highly praised ongoing comic book series. We’ve committed to publishing at least six years’ worth of these incredible stories.

Featuring the first 4 comic issues, the prologue comic strip (as seen in USA Today), plus a new origin story ‘The Trouble With Harry.’ 128 pages.

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‘Investigating the forgotten corners of our world, one monster at a time.’

That’s the story in a nutshell, however, it doesn’t tell you just how action packed, funny, and surprising the story really is.

Gordon has written a wonderfully captivating romp that is a real page turner, that leaves you clamouring for more. Coupled with PJ’s engaging artwork, all four issues of Dept. of Monsterology are a joy to read.The first story arc introduces us to ancient monsters from the depths of the ocean, crystaline creatures from the caves of Eastern Europe, undead armies from the catacombs of Northern China, and the Department’s deadliest rivals of all…

More info

  • Dept. of Monsterology makes Forbidden Planet’s Best of 2013 list!
  • Fall Comics Highlight, USA Today
  • DoM makes the Best of 2013 list Wayne Hall, Major
  • DoM wins ‘The Hidden Gem’ Kryptonite award, given out by the team at We Talk Comics Podcast, and sponsored by


    • Writer: Gordon Rennie
    • Artist: PJ Holden
    • Letterer: Jim Campbell
    • Colours: Steven Denton
    • Editor: Alexander Finbow

This product collects the four issues in our first story arc of Department of Monsterology.


Reading through this book it becomes very clear that what writer, Gordon Rennie wants to do is give his readers one heck of a good time – and he does exactly that. Department of Monsterology is brilliant.”

– Erik McAlister, Comic Bastards

“Horror, urban fantasy and occult fans, take note: there’s a new player in town and it kicks arse! One of the best debut trades I’ve read in a long time. …an exceptional book.”

– Zoe Kirk-Robinson, Web Comics

The scope and scale of this comic, in both the art and the story, is one of a kind […] This is creative, imaginative and well-researched stuff.”

– Rob Alexander, Rocky Mountain Outlook

Irish artist P.J. Holden draws up a host of beasts in this four-part feature revolving around the global investigations of weirdness by Dunsany College’s Department of Cryptozoology, Mythological Studies, Parapsychology and Fortean Phenomena. Higher education has never been so hair-raising.”

– Brian Truitt, USA Today

I’m sorry, Renegade Arts Entertainment, you can’t stop now. This series must continue and must become monthly. Name your price and I’ll be there. Monsters, mystery, and mayhem. What more could you want in a comic?”

– Patrick McAleer, We The Nerdy

If you like your adventure peppered with fantastical monsters or mythical demons from the Orient, Dept Of Monsterology is right up your dimly lit street.”

– Wayne Hall, Major Spoilers

This at heart is a rollicking adventure story and I absolutely loved every moment of it.”

– Stacey Whittle, Games Radar

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