The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

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 Welcome to the Adventure Zone! SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classi...

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Title:The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
Author:Clint McElroy
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Genres:Fantasy
ISBN:1250153700
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins Reviews

  • Trin
    Jul 06, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

  • Red
    Jun 18, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

  • Kristi
    Jul 23, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

  • Crowinator
    Aug 22, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

  • Patrick
    Apr 20, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

  • Demi
    Apr 25, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

  • Tori
    Jul 18, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

  • j
    May 10, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

  • Swiffer
    Jul 21, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

  • Dana
    Jul 27, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

    I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced and was delighted to get to hear Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch talk about it's creation on a panel at SDCC. One of the early decisions they had to make was: Would they include only Taako, Merle and Magnus a...

    Thank you so much to Macmillan for sending me this advanced copy! I'm not even sure where to start with reviewing this because I just love it a lot. Even if you've never heard of The Adventure Zone podcast, I still recommend this. If you are a fan of The Adventure Zone already, you n...

    I know I know, I rated the graphic novel higher than I rated the original arc in the podcast? But here's the thing, in the list of 'how easy is it for me to absorb and retain information from a certain type of media' graphic novels are waaay up and the top and podcasts are so far down ...

    I feel like I had so much hype for this book - not only bc it's one of my favorite podcasts but also because UPS took a full week longer than they should have to get it to my house (it got sent to Georgia?? lol). But I gotta say, it fully lived up to my excitement!! I really adore the ...

  • Devann
    Aug 28, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

    I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced and was delighted to get to hear Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch talk about it's creation on a panel at SDCC. One of the early decisions they had to make was: Would they include only Taako, Merle and Magnus a...

    Thank you so much to Macmillan for sending me this advanced copy! I'm not even sure where to start with reviewing this because I just love it a lot. Even if you've never heard of The Adventure Zone podcast, I still recommend this. If you are a fan of The Adventure Zone already, you n...

    I know I know, I rated the graphic novel higher than I rated the original arc in the podcast? But here's the thing, in the list of 'how easy is it for me to absorb and retain information from a certain type of media' graphic novels are waaay up and the top and podcasts are so far down ...

  • Mary H
    Jul 31, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

  • Rachel Rogers
    Jul 20, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

  • R.J.
    Jul 09, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

    I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced and was delighted to get to hear Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch talk about it's creation on a panel at SDCC. One of the early decisions they had to make was: Would they include only Taako, Merle and Magnus a...

    Thank you so much to Macmillan for sending me this advanced copy! I'm not even sure where to start with reviewing this because I just love it a lot. Even if you've never heard of The Adventure Zone podcast, I still recommend this. If you are a fan of The Adventure Zone already, you n...

    I know I know, I rated the graphic novel higher than I rated the original arc in the podcast? But here's the thing, in the list of 'how easy is it for me to absorb and retain information from a certain type of media' graphic novels are waaay up and the top and podcasts are so far down ...

    I feel like I had so much hype for this book - not only bc it's one of my favorite podcasts but also because UPS took a full week longer than they should have to get it to my house (it got sent to Georgia?? lol). But I gotta say, it fully lived up to my excitement!! I really adore the ...

    I think it needs more of a framing device to be accessible to non-listeners of the podcast from which it originates, but the McElroys' hands might be a bit tied on how much they can refer to Dungeons & Dragons, and also it's probably not a problem because there are hordes of non-no...

  • Epizeuxis
    Aug 02, 2017

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

  • Emily
    May 27, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

    I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced and was delighted to get to hear Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch talk about it's creation on a panel at SDCC. One of the early decisions they had to make was: Would they include only Taako, Merle and Magnus a...

    Thank you so much to Macmillan for sending me this advanced copy! I'm not even sure where to start with reviewing this because I just love it a lot. Even if you've never heard of The Adventure Zone podcast, I still recommend this. If you are a fan of The Adventure Zone already, you n...

  • Aaron Gertler
    Oct 13, 2017

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

  • Charlotte
    Jul 17, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

  • Maia
    Jul 27, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

    Worth the wait. ??? ...

    4.5 / 5 Stars The first chapter of the epic Balance campaign brought to a new medium, making the conversion from podcast to graphic novel. As a huge fan of the podcast who listened to this story unfold in real time, it was a treat to finally have this comic come to fruition. Half...

    I've been excited about this book ever since it was announced and was delighted to get to hear Travis McElroy, Clint McElroy and Carey Pietsch talk about it's creation on a panel at SDCC. One of the early decisions they had to make was: Would they include only Taako, Merle and Magnus a...

  • Jessica L. Dwyer
    Jul 17, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

  • Tori
    Aug 12, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

  • San
    Jul 18, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

  • Reyes
    Jul 31, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

  • Emi Roze
    Jul 19, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

  • Sarah
    Aug 12, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

    You KNOW this was perfect and made me desperate to listen to the first arc. It was so lovingly crafted and all the characters translated so well from audio to visual. Like, how did they do it? One million stars. ...

  • Julia
    Aug 28, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

    This adaptation turned out great?I?m thrilled. I?m especially appreciative of the fact that each joke felt like it deserved to be in print, and not like you were missing something by not listening to the podcast. Good job, McElboys. ...

    Oh you guys, I'm not sure I can really be objective when it comes to this book in particular and The Adventure Zone as a whole. The podcast itself came into my life a couple of years ago in a moment when not only was I just venturing into tabletop gaming myself, but I was struggling wi...

    I LOVED THIS. TRULY. I actually got kinda weirdly emotional because I just? Really love TAZ. It encouraged me to play D&D with friends. It felt like coming home. I can?t wait for the next installment. 5/5 stars ...

    This was hilarious!! Quick fun read that brought back fun memories of learning to play D&D. I wanted more, but there's no info about the next installment so WHOOPS I started listening to the podcast. :D ...

    Oh it feels so good to be back in the world of these good good boys. Experiencing the beginning of this story in its alternate format was simultaneously full of nostalgia and an entirely new experience. I laughed outloud at my favorite one-liners, and also encountered new-found clarity...

    It was like listening to The Adventure Zone for the first time again, except with my eyes. Carey Pietsch did an incredible job with the art! ...

    While the podcast will always be my first love, this is an excellent adaptation and a great primer for anyone looking for a fast intro to The Zone. ...

  • DeLani
    Aug 30, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

  • Megan
    Apr 18, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

  • Kathinka
    Jul 18, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...

    I love this family, I love this show; I don't know what reading this would be like if you didn't listen to the podcast, but I L.O.V.E. it. ...

    the BEST thing to receive in the mail!!! still marvelling at how well done this is, holy cow. loving the art to bits, the expressions on each page kept giving me so much life that now I'm probably immortal ...

    i love it so much im genuinely considering buying a second copy ...

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    Aug 24, 2018

    I'm a big fan of The Adventure Zone podcast. So when the McElroys asked me if I wanted to write an introduction for the upcoming comic book adaptation, I gave an enthusiastic hell yes. I just re-read my Advance Reader Copy of the book, and rather than ramble on here, I'm going to pr...

    1. I cannot believe I snagged an ARC of this. Thanks, Macmillian. Honestly. I'm !!!! 2. ALL RIGHT, GUYS, HERE WE GO: It's absolutely, 100%, exactly everything you always wanted. Carey Pietsch did an absolutely MAGNIFICENT job with the character designs. And the environment desi...

    I would gladly take a bullet for any of my good, good McElroy boys, so pre-ordering their graphic novel seemed like the least I could do. Especially when I cry over this silly podcast on a regular basis now. ...

    Doesn't quite capture the experience of listening to it, and I'm honestly not sure how clearly it would read to someone who hasn't listened, but as a supplement to the original podcast, it gave me a lot of warm fuzzy feelings of getting to hang out with a gang I love, back at the very ...

    Full disclosure: Merle has cast Zone of Truth, so this review is unreservedly honest. If you are anything like me, you're coming to this book with years of feverish McElroy sycophancy under the belt, many of which have been spent urgently foisting The Adventure Zone and My Brother, ...

    It's really quite remarkable how they've been able to translate the feel of the podcast into a comic. Really well done. I truly hope all of the campaigns are adapted. (And, oh, the foreshadowing! The pathos!) ...

    After spending years of my life on Critical Role (my first and truest love), I have now expanded my D&D world to include the hilarious and sweet Adventure Zone graphic novel and podcast. This was just stupid great. I've only listened to three episodes of the podcast and I loved see...

    I'M OVERJOYED!!!! I'm so lucky that TAZ: Balance hasn't ended with the podcast and my overwhelming love for it can transfer to graphic novels now too. The story and characters translated so well from audio to visual and this was a super fun adaptation of the first arc I am SO EXCITED f...

    Thanks to the graphic novel release, I started listening to TAZ for the first time and I?m loving it so far. This book was beautiful done and the story was so lovingly crafted, I can?t wait to consume the whole story in this format. Also, Magic Brian is my favorite villain of all t...

    I feel bad about this rating. Goodreads has two stars as meaning "it was ok" and that's really how I feel about this adaptation. It had almost none of the magic of the podcast. It tries to capture at times the goofy, playful feeling the original telling of the McElroys playing toge...

    For now, reviewing the book as a way of reviewing the podcast, which is a five-star piece of audio storytelling just as compelling as any book I've ever read. Listen to the first episode, and you'll find yourself laughing a lot/crying a little over the next few weeks. ...

    This is an authentic representation of the AD&D gaming experience. I got hit with a serious dose of nostalgia. ...