A bit late, so I will keep this one short, but welcome to a new Waiting on Wednesday!
This week I got a graphic novel for you all, a graphic novel I just need in my life (so can it please be July now? Please?). I have heard of The Adventure Zone before, though never had an interest to actually check it out (not a big fan of that kind of game), but now with this graphic novel I am more than willing to get into the series.
The blurb also sounds hilarious, and I can’t wait to meet with Taako, Merle, and Magnus and see their adventures while “guided” by their DM.
Bonus points to the title (though I read it wrong at first, Gerbils instead of Gerblins) and the cover.
SEE! The illustrated exploits of three lovable dummies set loose in a classic fantasy adventure!
READ! Their journey from small-time bodyguards to world-class artifact hunters!
MARVEL! At the sheer metafictional chutzpah of a graphic novel based on a story created in a podcast where three dudes and their dad play a tabletop role playing game in real time!
Join Taako the elf wizard, Merle the dwarf cleric, and Magnus the human warrior for an adventure they are poorly equipped to handle AT BEST, guided (“guided”) by their snarky DM, in a graphic novel that, like the smash-hit podcast it’s based on, will tickle your funny bone, tug your heartstrings, and probably pants you if you give it half a chance.
With endearingly off-kilter storytelling from master goofballs Clint McElroy and the McElroy brothers, and vivid, adorable art by Carey Pietsch, The Adventure Zone: Here There be Gerblins is the comics equivalent of role-playing in your friend’s basement at 2am, eating Cheetos and laughing your ass off as she rolls critical failure after critical failure.