Adventuregame Comics: Leviathan (Book 1) (Hardcover)
Adventuregame Comics is a new series of interactive graphic novels in the vein of Jason Shiga’s hit graphic novel Meanwhile. Readers follow the story from panel to panel using tubes that connect them, and sometimes the path will split, giving readers the chance to choose how the story unfolds.
Leviathan is set in a medieval coastal village, where residents live in fear of a giant sea creature. Your goal as a reader is simple: defeat the Leviathan! As you wander through the open world, the town’s backstory is revealed. You can attempt to visit the library to try and learn why the Leviathan destroyed it years ago. You can stop by the castle to discover the town was once riddled with crime and theft—and how that’s stopped as the Leviathan will wreak havoc on the town for the smallest misdeeds. If you’re lucky, you may find your way to the old wizard who may possess the one thing that could keep the Leviathan at bay. But not everything is as it appears in this village. Can you discover the secrets and stop the Leviathan before it’s too late?
“This cleverly captivating and entertaining tale filled with amusing dialogue and interesting back stories will enthrall readers for hours on end, allowing them to test and hone skills of deduction and problem-solving.” —School Library Journal (Starred Review)
"Shiga captures that thrill of limitless possibility in this choose-your-own-path style maze of a comic book wonder... The tantalizing glimpses of un-had adventures as you flip through pages on your current quest; and the labyrinth-winding, squat-figured, goggle-eyed fun of Shiga’s art all invite many return reads."
"Shiga uses wiry ink and a blue-hued palette to depict a moody environment, while clever dialogue and stout character design impart good humor, expertly composing extraordinary tales that interrogate the lengths to which communities will go to maintain the status quo."
— Publishers Weekly
"This cleverly captivating and entertaining tale filled with amusing dialogue and interesting back stories will enthrall readers for hours on end, allowing them to test and hone skills of deduction and problem-solving."
— School Library Journal
"The reveals and lore in this analog video game of a book are most rewarding when explored one panel at a time. The puzzles are designed to challenge and delight; let them."
— Kirkus Reviews