The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!

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, In the second Adventure Zone graphic novel (adapted from the McElroy family's wildly popular D&D podcast), we rejoin hero-...

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Title:The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited!
Author:Clint McElroy
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Genres:Sequential Art
ISBN:1250153719
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:240 pages pages

The Adventure Zone: Murder on the Rockport Limited! Reviews

  • Renata
    Jul 30, 2019
    This is a great adaptation. I'm still not totally convinced how well these adaptations hold up if you haven't listened to the podcast and don't have these character voices in your head already? Nevertheless: <3 Angus McDonald <3 ...
  • Anna
    Jul 13, 2019
    Of course this was a delight! Great things all around: lots of little inside jokes for podcast people, a very very good Angus McDonald (the best character?!?), and an extremely good Garfield the Deals Warlock. ...
  • Marta
    Dec 29, 2019
    Taako, Merle and Magnus go on a train adventure, where they have to solve a magical murder mystery with the help of a plucky ten year old detective. Teleportation, rushing in, powerful magical artifacts, and much silliness ensues. A fun second installment. Looking forward to the next! ...
  • Adam
    Jul 17, 2019
    Three brothers and their dad started playing D&D and recorded themselves playing it. The podcast, The Adventure Zone, became so insanely popular, that we?re now getting the graphic novel treatment for the eight arcs of their campaign. What a world. Listening to this campaign p...
  • Devann
    Jul 19, 2019
    The short version of any TAZ Balance review is just "god, I love Taako so much" but I'll try to say a few other things as well ;) This is probably my favorite campaign from Balance, although some of my favorite parts aren't really translated to this graphic novel adaptation. Still, all...
  • Mary H
    Aug 22, 2018
    Pre-release review: Oh, man, I am so stoked for this! I was forced strongly encouraged to read Here There Be Gerblins by a friend, and I fell in love with the graphic novel and have subsequently become addicted to the podcast. Seriously, in the three weeks since I started listening to...
  • Adriana
    Jul 28, 2019
    This graphic novel adaptation continues to be top of the line. If you haven't listened to The Adventure Zone, I highly recommend it because this comic experience will be all the better for it! I love the way Carey Pietsch and the McEl-Boys have collaborated to comb through these arcs, ...
  • Travis Riddle
    Jul 17, 2019
    Another great entry in The Adventure Zone's "Balance" series. It's really amazing getting graphic novel adaptations of this story. It's truly a fantastic tale, filled with interesting and surprising plot twists, fun and deep characters, and tons of varied, wild locales. While I lov...
  • Kales
    Jul 16, 2019
    I LOVE THE ADVENTURE ZONE. I will also be biased towards these books. I don't even care. It's a brilliant adaptation. And yes, it's an adaptation of the podcast. There are some significant changes in this one. We don't get the centipede fight, or the monster Bureau initiation fight. Th...
  • Shane
    Jul 29, 2019
    Writing this from the perspective of someone who has heard the podcast; not sure how it works without that. I had some trouble getting through the beginning of this book because I feel like the characters dicking around with the NPCs doesn't work ask well in a visual medium - and that'...
  • Charlotte
    Jul 25, 2019
    Tres Horny Boys are back at it again, and I couldn't be happier to be along for the ride. The Adventure Zone stands out as one of the most exciting, clever, hilarious, heart-breaking and brilliant works of fantasy fiction I've encountered and I'm so pleased to announce that this second...
  • sassafrass
    Aug 06, 2019
    They cut out some of my favourite Angus exchanges!!! But I think I'm only picky because this is my absolute favourite arc on the show. I also keep forgetting that they don't have the copyright for the D&D spells, so I'm always like WHAT DID HE CAST? Loved the foreshadowing stuff...
  • Andrew
    Dec 14, 2019
    The second book in the Adventure Zone graphic novel series, Murder on the Rockport Limited! continues the chronicles of a goofy trio of adventurers in a D&D universe. Based off of the podcast of the same name, this book continues to feature the humour, heart and fun of the first. I...
  • Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
    Oct 14, 2019
    I love these graphic novels. I got the BN edition with cute little cards in the back! Happy Reading! Mel I love these graphic novels. I got the BN edition with cute little cards in the back! Happy Reading! Mel ???? ...more ...
  • Adriana Martinez Figueroa
    Jul 16, 2019
    YEEEES FANTASY COSTCO WHERE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!! GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!! YEEEES FANTASY COSTCO ? WHERE ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE!!! GOT A DEAL FOR YOU!! ? ...more ...
  • Rod Brown
    Nov 17, 2019
    I only read the first volume of this because it was a Goodreads Choice Awards graphic novel nominee last year. And now I'm reading the second volume because it is in this year's Goodreads Choice Awards. As I vowed to myself with Monstress, this is not an error I will make a third time....
  • Sam Wescott
    Oct 25, 2019
    Really fun. I actually liked this one a bit better than the first, but ironically, I think it might be because this wasn't my favorite arc in the podcast, so I'm not comparing it as harshly. I thought the art for Jenkins was PERFECT and Angus was so adorable, omg. I am very curious...
  • Alex Schwartz
    Jul 20, 2019
    This might be a bit of a biased review. I'm a huge fan of the Adventure Zone and borderline obsessed with the McElroys in general. There was no way I wasn't going to love this, especially after the fantastic first volume. Murder on the Rockport Limited improves on the first volume in a...
  • Maia
    Aug 10, 2019
    The main thing I miss when reading The Adventure Zone comics versus listening to the podcast is the silly voices, and especially the pacing of vocal delivery. But what you get instead is a wealth of silly character expressions and visual jokes. They are sneaking in earlier appearances ...
  • Liz
    Jul 05, 2019
    While "Here There Be Gerblins" was more of a copy+paste of the original Podcast, "Murder on the Rockport Limited" did a flawless job of adapting the best parts of the podcast while mindfully trimming and adding, to make the story well-rounded and well paced. A wonderful adaptation and ...
  • Jay G
    Jul 26, 2019
    Want to see more bookish things from me? Check out my youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfer... * I received a copy from the publisher for exchange of my honest review* The second installment based off of a Dungeons and Dragons podcast run by three brothers and th...
  • Celine
    Jul 17, 2019
    When they said they were cleaning up the narrative from the podcast they really meant cleaning up the narrative, huh? Also the foreshadowing....sweet fantasy jesus. When is the next one coming out? What, only 2020??????? [spoilers] * * * * * * * * * * * * Luce's reaction...
  • Caroline
    Sep 04, 2019
    IT'S a real surprise that a podcast has been adapted into such a uniquely exciting graphic novel. The art is wonderful- bright, colourful and fun whilst consistently being clear about what's happening, particularly in combat. The characters are wonderful and Griffin's interjections...
  • Rachel
    Jul 09, 2019
    Stunningly imaginative. Pietsch's designs and Clint's narrative expertise combine to make a POWERFUL expansion on the TAZ universe you know and love. How she manages to create characters that are the perfect fit for the ones we have in our heads I'll never know! And I'm especially exci...
  • lily
    Aug 13, 2019
    so much fuuuun! also love what they did with the ending since they had to make it different from the podcast ...
  • Megan
    Jul 17, 2019
    CAAARRRREEEEYYY!!!! CAREY PIETSCH CONTINUES TO BE BEYOND AMAZING AT ART. FACIAL EXPRESSIONS, CHARACTER DESIGN, ENVIRONMENTS, TINY DETAILS ON BACKGROUNDS, TINY DETAILS ON PAPER/BOOKS, TINY DETAILS ON EVERYTHING. Listen, if you read Gerblins, you know what to expect from Rockport...
  • Ivy
    Nov 08, 2018
    On the book tour for Gerblins, they all praised Carey's design for Graham (The Juicy Wizard). And yeah, I bet this book'll be good. But I'm 100%, all in, totally on board, completely infatuated, in this for the Juicy Wizard. ...
  • Pretty Literate Opossum
    Nov 12, 2018
    7/23/19 I went through the book once, gonna re-read it before giving it a thorough review, but in short it holds up better than the first volume. No contest. -------------------- 12/4/18 There's a preview of this good child on the website and I'm already in love. Look at this jovia...
  • Celia T
    Aug 08, 2019
    A lot of the spark and fun is lost in graphic novel format, since much of the humour of the show comes from improvisation & the sense of immediacy you get when the Horny Boys are experiencing their adventures in real time. If I had read this book with no context, I don't think I wo...
  • Vanessa
    Jul 16, 2019
    This automatically gets five stars because of Angus ...