Le Sommeil du monstre

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.

Le Sommeil du monstre
The Dormant Beast
PublisherLes Humanoïdes Associés
Creative team
WritersEnki Bilal
ArtistsEnki Bilal
ColoristsEnki Bilal
Original publication
PublisherHumanoids Publishing
Followed by32 Décembre

Plot synopsis

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.


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