BRANDON SANDERSON was born in 1975 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He was finishing his thirteenth novel when Tor Books bought the sixth he had written, Elantris. Tor also published six books in Brandon’s Mistborn series, along with Warbreaker and then The Way of Kings and Words of Radiance, the first two in the planned ten-volume The Stormlight Archive. Five books in his middle-grade Alcatraz vs. the Evil Librarians series are being released by Starscape. Brandon was chosen to complete Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time series, culminating in A Memory of Light. His YA novels include The Rithmatist from Tor Teen and the Reckoners trilogy from Delacorte, which concluded with Calamity. Currently living in Utah with his wife and children, Brandon teaches creative writing at Brigham Young University. He also cohosts the Hugo Award-winning writing advice podcast Writing Excuses.
RIK HOSKIN is a comic book writer and novelist from England. He has written Superman, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Shrek, and Mercy Thompson, and helped develop a successful Spider-Man title aimed at younger readers. He has recently written two animated “motion comics” for BBC Children’s Television Drama and a graphic novel for India based on The Mahabharata. Rik also collaborated with Brandon Sanderson on the comic book adaptation of Mitosis. As a novelist, Rik has written Hercules, the Legendary Journeys, and was the primary writer on the Outlanders science fiction series under the pen-name “James Axler”.
JULIUS GOPEZ began his career with work on Wetworks for Wildstorm, and quickly followed that up with work on Gears of War, Team 7, Superboy, Ravagers, and an 8-issue run on Red Hood and the Outlaws. Julius lives and works in the Philippines.
White Sand Volume 2 continues the New York Times bestselling series of graphic novels, bringing a crucial chapter of Brandon Sanderson’s Cosmere to life exclusively in a visual format.
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. 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.
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.