Tres Horny Boys are back and ready for even more mayhem in the second volume of First Second’s graphic novel adaptation of the popular “The Adventure Zone” tabletop RPG comedy podcast from Maximum Fun. Written once more by the McElroy family—oldest brother Justin, middlest brother Travis and babiest brother Griffin, along with their dad Clint McElroy— and illustrated by Carey Pietsch, Murder on the Rockport Limited! adapts the second arc of “The Adventure Zone: Balance” and follows Taako, Magnus and Merle on an Agatha Christie-inspired train heist. 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 knocks it out of the park yet again. Her work on the first volume, Here There Be Gerblins, demonstrated a knack for translating the McElroys’ particular brand of humor into visual goofs that are just as funny as the source material, and we can’t wait to see Pietsch’s take on Rockport Limited!’s climactic heavy-bean battle royale.
With Murder on the Rockport Limited! hitting stores everywhere July 17th, Paste is thrilled to share an exclusive excerpt of Pietsch’s interior art below. The McElroys and Pietsch are also hitting the road for the launch of the second book, and you can still nab tickets for their events in New York, Los Angeles, Austin and San Diego. Learn more at the McElroy Family website.