The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
Clint McElroy and Others
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
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.
A wonderful retelling
Only being a small piece of the fantastic story told by four goofballs, it is still just as fantastic as I remember. Absolutely love the way they show that it is more or less a story, breaking the 4th wall to show the DM, no “oh we just ignore that bit”. Some of the best comedy came from the conversations between the players and DM and I love how they keep it.
Great adaptation of a beautiful story
I began listening to TAZ a few months ago and finished it with two weeks. I could not stop listening! It is so hilarious and touching and well written. I have re listened 3 times so far. And this comic book is an AMAZING adaptation of the masterpiece that the McElroy bros (and dad child) have crafted. I only wish that they could get the rights to use the actual names of the people and places. But I understand that’s not always possible, still it kind of broke the feeling sometimes.
I’m indescribably happy that this exists. I will be buying every single one of these for every arch paper and digital. Please never stop doing what you do.