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, The Adventure Zone: 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.
It's tough to adapt anything into a comic, but especially to go from an audio-only medium to a visual-only one, but Pietsch in particular knocks it out of the park. - Paste MagazineMurder on the Rockport Limited delivers on every possible expectation. Fans of the original podcast will not be disappointed -Tor.com The story is fun, the artwork continues to be fantastic, and it's a great read for fans of goofy adult fantasy, whether you're a veteran D&D player or you just love irreverent jokes about Garfield, stealing from small children, or Tom Bodett. - Winter is Coming This arc is stuffed to the gills with excitement — a murder mystery, some brand new NPCs, and a whole lot of wayward wizardry and other questionable hijinks. - Nerds and Beyond