The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint McelroyThe Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins by Clint Mcelroy

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

byClint Mcelroy, Griffin Mcelroy, Justin Mcelroy

Paperback | July 17, 2018

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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.

Meet the McElroys! Clint was born first, which recent studies have shown is the best procedure for fathers and sons. Justin came along twenty-five years later, two weeks late, actually, which caused his mother, Leslie, some consternation and more than a little back pain. Three years to the day (yes, the very day) Travis came along, for...
Title:The Adventure Zone: Here There Be GerblinsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 9.04 × 6.28 × 0.61 inPublished:July 17, 2018Publisher:first secondLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1250153700

ISBN - 13:9781250153708


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Amazing! I am a fanatic for The Adventure Zone podcast, and this adaptation blew me away. It's loyal to the source material in a way that shares its heart and humour in a new way, in a new format. There are little easter eggs in the corner of so many panels, and the character designs are magnificent. Even though I know the story by heart, it was a fresh experience flipping through pages of gorgeous artwork. On top of it all, the McElroys and Carey Pietsch are creators that I feel so good about supporting. 10/10, would buy again (and WILL buy the next instalment)!
Date published: 2018-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth It! The Adventure Zone podcast's Balance Arc is extraordinary. It's possibly the best fantasy story I have ever encountered, and in a world with The Lord of the Rings, The Kingkiller Chronicle, A Song of Ice and Fire, The Earthsea Cycle--that's saying a lot. The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, the graphic novel, is a lovely adaptation of the first story of the arc. The entire arc lasts 69 episodes, and is roughly 82 hours' of absolutely, 100%-worth-it listening. And it's a Dungeons & Dragons campaign. And did I mention it's worth it? Because it is. And so is this graphic novel. Carey Pietsch's art is absolutely lovely, and I can still "hear" the voices of the characters and poor, put-upon DM Griffin. It is an adaptation, though, so dialogue in the book isn't identical to the dialogue from the podcast, and some bits are missing--because, again, it's an adaptation. It's a new way to experience a wonderful, unique story.
Date published: 2018-09-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so excited!! If it is anything like the podcast, I WILL LOVE IT. It certainly helps that the boys had a very hands on role!
Date published: 2017-07-16

Editorial Reviews

The Adventure Zone is fun, hilarious, and also smart. Hey, guys, can I have a cameo next time?" - Adam Savage, MythBusters "My excitement about this existing cannot be dwarfed by anything. You see what I did there." - Jean Grae, hip-hop artist, actor, and comedian "The warped fantasy lives of McElroy Sons and Dad are as addictively adorable and unstoppably hilarious as they are on their podcast (a popular mind comic); but somehow Carey Pietsch's gorgeous and playful art makes this deep dive into their beautiful brains even richer, weirder, and more mandatory. This is a critical hit." - John Hodgman, Vacationland "Good comic book, fantastic paper." - Justin Roiland, paper enthusiast and co-creator of Rick and Morty "Gorgeous art-the characters come to life! I am so happy that this graphic novel is a thing that exists in the world." - Hank Green, Crash Course , The Lizzie Bennet Diaries"Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy team up with artist Carey Pietsch to adapt the show's first quest in The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins, and Pietsch's rich animated art style imbues their characters with life, capturing the distinct personalities that were created through voice on the podcast." -A.V. Club"Pietsch's art adds depth to the page at every turn, bringing this world to life in a really exciting way and also giving the characters a full range of expression that almost makes you forget you are reading." -The Mary Sue"The larger sardonic commentary on taking fantasy too seriously, matched with the characters' unwillingness to follow a game's unrealistic rules, will be clever and hilarious to those in the know. -Booklist