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:The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins
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Edition Language:English
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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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...

  • David Schaafsma
    Dec 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

  • unknown
    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

  • Shaun Hutchinson
    Nov 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

    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. ...

    This was fun, though a bit more low key than I was expecting. Magnus, Taako, and Merle are adventurers. They're actually characters in an RPG campaign, but, aside from some of their banter and occasional interruptions from Griffin, the Dungeon Master running the game, it plays as a fai...

    I've been listening to the podcast The Adventure Zone for years now, and have been anticipating getting my hands on this graphic novel. Thanks to my sister for letting me borrow it! I loved reading the first story in the adventure in this format. I feel like they did a great job ada...

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

    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...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

  • Anwen Hayward
    Aug 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

  • Stewart Tame
    Dec 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

    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. ...

    This was fun, though a bit more low key than I was expecting. Magnus, Taako, and Merle are adventurers. They're actually characters in an RPG campaign, but, aside from some of their banter and occasional interruptions from Griffin, the Dungeon Master running the game, it plays as a fai...

  • Connor
    Mar 19, 2019

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

  • Rod Brown
    Nov 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

  • Chad
    Nov 14, 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

  • Jay G
    Oct 14, 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

  • Daphne
    Nov 05, 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

    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. ...

    This was fun, though a bit more low key than I was expecting. Magnus, Taako, and Merle are adventurers. They're actually characters in an RPG campaign, but, aside from some of their banter and occasional interruptions from Griffin, the Dungeon Master running the game, it plays as a fai...

    I've been listening to the podcast The Adventure Zone for years now, and have been anticipating getting my hands on this graphic novel. Thanks to my sister for letting me borrow it! I loved reading the first story in the adventure in this format. I feel like they did a great job ada...

  • Caroline
    Jan 06, 2019

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 ...

  • 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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

    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'm really, really biased here, so my rating counts for nothing. Some Background I've been listening to a half-dozen McElroy (pronounced MAC-EL-ROY, not MIC-EHL-ROY ? don't worry, it's a mistake everyone makes at first) podcasts for a couple of years now, The Adventure Zone amo...

    I mainly read this because it was a 2018 Goodreads Graphic Novel/Comics series nominee and I thought this year I would read the few I had not already read, but 1) I am not a gamer, nope never have been and 2) I am not particularly a fantasy guy. On the positive side of the ledger, I do...

    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...

    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... Thank you to the publisher for sending me a copy in exchange for my honest review! Video Review: https://youtu.be/vczPYtH1tUA Based off of a Dungeons and Dragons pod...

    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, ...

    Apparently I'm no longer one of the cool kids, because I'd never heard of this podcast before today. This is based on an RPG podcast where three brothers record their role-playing adventures with their dad. This reads exactly like one of the Dungeons & Dragons campaigns I used to h...

    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 ...

    3.5 out of 5 stars I'VE listened the podcast of this series and really enjoyed it so I was super interested to read the graphic novelisation of it and see how it translated. As always it's an incredibly fun story! The world building is rich and the characters are loveable oafs. ...

    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!) ...

    I enjoyed this. Not as much as the podcast, but I think it'll be interesting to watch the comic find its feet in the same way the podcast did. ...

    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...

    [3.5 Stars] I think I should have checked out the podcast before jumping into this. I more than likely would have appreciated this more with knowing a bit more about the authors. I also have no experience with table top games and don't know how they're generally played (cue the booing...

    I'm trying to catch up on the few Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novels that I haven't read in the final round, which is why I am reading a graphic novel adaptation of a work with which I have no familiarity despite my repeated vows to myself to never do that again. Apparently thi...

    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...

    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. ...

    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. ...

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

    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'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...

    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 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. ...

    WHEN IS THE NEXT ONE OUT, AND HOW DOES ONE MAKE IT KNOWN IN A LEGAL SENSE THAT THEY WOULD DIE FOR TAAKO ...

    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. ...

    This was fun, though a bit more low key than I was expecting. Magnus, Taako, and Merle are adventurers. They're actually characters in an RPG campaign, but, aside from some of their banter and occasional interruptions from Griffin, the Dungeon Master running the game, it plays as a fai...

    I've been listening to the podcast The Adventure Zone for years now, and have been anticipating getting my hands on this graphic novel. Thanks to my sister for letting me borrow it! I loved reading the first story in the adventure in this format. I feel like they did a great job ada...

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