Graphic Novel Prequel to ‘The Legend of Vox Machina’ Announced

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A new graphic novel series has been announced by Dark Horse Comics, Amazon Studios, and Critical Role. The Legend of Vox Machina: Whitestone Chronicles will be a set of prequels to the Prime Video animated series The Legend of Vox Machina, which was originally based on Critical Role’s long-running actual-play Dungeons & Dragons web series.

The graphic novels will be written by Marieke Nijkamp (Critical Role: Vox Machina Kith and Kin) in partnership with the Critical Role cast. Tyler Walpole (Dungeons & Dragons: Forgotten Realms) will provide the art.

The first volume, Whitestone Chronicles: Ripley, follows Dr. Anna Ripley as she deals with the Briarwoods’ takeover of Whitestone and the murder of the de Rolo family.

Critical Role has a number of hugely popular graphic novels already, including the Vox Machina Origins series, The Mighty Nein Origins series, and Tales of Exandria: The Bright Queen.

The news of a new graphic novel series comes hot on the heels of Amazon’s announcement that they will be releasing a second Critical Role animated series after The Legend of Vox Machina, based on the second campaign of the actual-play series. The Mighty Nein doesn’t have a release date yet.

Whitestone Chronicles: Ripley will be published in 2024. A digital sample is available on the Dark Horse and Amazon websites.

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