The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!The Adventure Zone
Written by Clint McElroy, Griffin McElroy, Justin McElroy, Travis McElroy, and Carey Pietsch; illustrated by Carey Pietsch
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On Sale: 07/16/2019
ISBN: 9781250153715240 Pages
In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters.
You know, the usual things you find on a train.
Hot on the heels of The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, the smash hit graphic novel that launched the series, The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited picks up the saga where volume 1 left off. Both books are based on "The Adventure Zone," a tabletop RPG comedy podcast with downloads numbering in the tens of millions and an army of passionately devoted fans. With art and co-adaptation from Carey Pietsch, the McElroys are once again turning their raucous freewheeling D&D campaign into some damn fine comics.
Praise for The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
"It’s tough to adapt anything into a comic, but especially to go from an audio-only medium to a visual-only one, but Pietsch in particular knocks it out of the park." - Paste Magazine
"Murder on the Rockport Limited [follows] adventurers Taako, Magnus, and Merle in a locked train mystery caper that feels like an episode of Doctor Who in which the TARDIS’ safety features have all been disabled." - B&N Reads
"Murder on the Rockport Limited delivers on every possible expectation. Fans of the original podcast will not be disappointed" -Tor.com
"The story is fun, the artwork continues to be fantastic, and it’s a great read for fans of goofy adult fantasy, whether you’re a veteran D&D player or you just love irreverent jokes about Garfield, stealing from small children, or Tom Bodett." - Winter is Coming
"This arc is stuffed to the gills with excitement — a murder mystery, some brand new NPCs, and a whole lot of wayward wizardry and other questionable hijinks." - Nerds and Beyond-