As someone without the attention span to listen to a 20-minute podcast, it took me a while to test out the hour-long "The Adventure Zone" when it was suggested to me. I have never fallen in love with three men and their father so fast. The Adventure Zone started as a one-shot replacement episode for the McElroy brothers' other podcast ("My Brother, My Brother, and Me," starring Justin, Travis, and "30 Under 30" media luminary Griffin McElroy). Together with their father, they began to play a Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition module which quickly became it's own show on the Maximum Fun podcast network. Now in its second season after 100 episodes, the brothers have released this graphic novel version of their first story arc. Starring the oldest brother as Taako the elf wizard, the middle brother as Magnus Burnsides the human fighter, and their father Clint as Merle, the dwarf "cleric," now you can join the boys in... THE ADVENTURE ZONE!
Welcome to the Adventure Zone SEE The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure READ Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters MARVEL At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided ("guided") by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it's based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance. With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend's basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.