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“Gorgeous Art—the characters come to life! I am so happy that this graphic novel is a thing that exists in the world.” 

—Hank Green,Crash Course, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries

“Good comic book, fantastic paper.” 

—Justin Roiland, paper enthusiast and co-creator of Rick and Morty

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The Adventure Zone: Murder on The Rockport Limited!

“My excitement about this existing cannot be dwarfed by anything. You see what I did there.” 

—Jean Grae, hip-hop artist, actor, and comedian

“The Adventure Zone is fun, hilarious, and also smart. Hey, guys, can I have a cameo next time?”

—Adam Savage, MythBusters


We’re as excited as a dwarf swimming in a sea of mead.


The show that started as a goof has become one of the most original and exciting fantasy narratives in recent memory.


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Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

Welcome to the Adventure Zone!

In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-adjacent sort-of-comrades-in-arms Taako, Magnus, and Merle on a wild careen through a D&D railroad murder mystery. This installment has a little of everything: a genius child detective, an axe-wielding professional wrestler, a surly wizard, cursed magical artifacts, and a pair of meat monsters.

You know, the usual things you find on a train.

Hot on the heels of "The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins", the smash hit graphic novel that launched the series, "Murder on the Rockport Limited" picks up the saga where volume 1 left off. Both books are based on "The Adventure Zone," a tabletop RPG comedy podcast with downloads numbering in the tens of millions and an army of passionately devoted fans. With art and co-adaptation from Carey Pietsch, the McElroys are once again turning their raucous freewheeling D&D campaign into some damn fine comics.

Preorder and receive a recording of the SDCC 2019 book tour live show


Have you preordered The Adventure Zone: Petals to the Metal?

Upload your preorder confirmation and we'll send you a digital art print based on the cover of Petals to the Metal AND the audio recording of the McElroys 7/19/2019 SDCC book tour stop featuring:

    • Q&A with Clint, Griffin, Justin, and Travis McElroy and Carey Pietsch

And live reading of key scenes by:

    • Clint McElroy
    • Griffin McElroy
    • Justin McElroy
    • Travis McElroy
    • Lin Manuel Miranda 
    • Malik Forté
    • Marisha Ray
    • Matthew Mercer

About The Authors

About The Authors


photo credit: Portraits to the People

Meet the McElroys! Clint was born first, which recent studies have shown is the best procedure for fathers and sons. Justin came along twenty-five years later, two weeks late, actually, which caused his mother, Leslie, some consternation and more than a little back pain. Three years to the day (yes, the very day) Travis came along, forever ruining Justin’s birthday, at least according to Justin. The decision was made to not have a third child born on November 8th, so Griffin arrived three-and-a-half years later on April 17th. There followed this decade and that, during which there was a lot of school, theater, broadcasting, video games, moving around the country and various and sundry monkeyshines. Then came a time for fewer monkeyshines, so a ton of marriages happened and people were added to the family branch. In the midst of all this begetting, podcasts began springing up in even greater abundance and their names were My brother My brother and Me (which spawned a popular tv show), sawbones, shmanners, rosebuddies, and a farcical romp called The Adventure Zone.


Carey Pietsch is a cartoonist based out of Brooklyn, New York. Her previous work includes drawing two arcs of the Lumberjanes series and the artwork for the Mages of Mystralia webcomic. Carey is also the author of Keepsakes and other original comics about magic and empathy. Along with brightening her workdays, The Adventure Zone got her to join a D&D campaign, where she’s currently playing a dragonborn sorceror who cares too much about romance novels.


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