Parents' Guide to

The Adventure Zone: Here There Be Gerblins

By Michael Berry, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Graphic novel parodies fantasy gaming with skill, affection.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 13+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 16+

Great but not for kids

I listen to this as a podcast and let me tell you, it is hilarious. It's a great adventure with three friends who are trying to save their world from The Relics. This is full of inappropriate language and jokes that wouldn't be wise for younger generations.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
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age 13+

Lots of swearing

This book is amazing but there is a lot of swearing. Some violence but not a lot of blood (unless you include goblin blood).

This title has:

Great role models
Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (5):

With its convoluted rules and sometimes absurd obstacles, fantasy gaming is ripe for parody, and this graphic novel satirizes the genre with skill and affection. Taako, Merle, and Magnu aren't as smart as they think they are, and the McElroy boys enjoy tossing them from one hair-raising situation to another in The Adventure Zone. Cary Pietsch's artwork is vibrant and expressive, although sometimes cramped, especially during fight scenes. The offhandedly vulgar dialogue is geared for older teens, and while the story is action-packed, it is not particularly memorable. The ending of this volume announces an unforeseen plot twist likely to lure readers back for more.

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