Published on August 31st, 2023 | by Adrian Gunning


Learn more about beloved characters from Critical Role and Amazon Studios’ The Legend of Vox Machina animated series in the newest graphic novel trilogy from Dark Horse Books, The Legend of Vox Machina: The Whitestone Chronicles! The first volume in the series, focusing on Ripley, serves as a prequel to Prime Video’s hit animated series, The Legend of Vox Machina. The graphic novel is written by Marieke Nijkamp (Critical Role: Vox Machina—Kith & Kin) with illustrations and coloring by Tyler Walpole (Blood of Dragons and letters by Jimmy Betancourt.

Tragedy strikes the renowned de Rolo family of Whitestone when they’re massacred by the vicious Briarwoods. Luckily for Dr. Anna Ripley, the bloodshed and regime change present the perfect opportunity for her to further her own dark plans in service to Whitestone’s new ruling family. But just how much of her loyalty lies with the family, when compared to her work?

The Legend of Vox Machina: The Whitestone Chronicles—Ripley HC arrives in bookstores April 16, 2024 and in comic shops April 17, 2024. It is now available to pre-order at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop and bookstore.

A 13-page teaser for the first volume is also now available on any digital reading platform.

Praise for similar titles within the Critical Role comics and graphic novels line:

“If you’re a fan of Critical Role, and if you’re curious about the exploits of the show’s first cast of characters, this volume is a fantastic primer, and one you won’t regret.” –Women Write About Comics (Vox Machina Origins Library Edition)

“For those familiar with Critical Role and those not, Vox Machina: Origins II is a delightful quest adventure with a charming cast of characters and an intriguing adventure hook. Definitely worthwhile for fans old and new.”—The Brazen Bull

“Vox Machina Origins is a triple-threat treat to fans new, old, and uninitiated. Awesome artwork = check. Superb storytelling = check. Humour, heart, and a heavy right hook of action = check, check, check.” –The Fantasy Hive

“Vox Machina Origins II is one of the best comics adaptations I’ve read in a while. It oozes fun and personality, and serves as an excellent starting point for fans interested in what Critical Role has to offer. It’s also a great fantasy series that can be enjoyed by anyone who loves traditional adventures in high fantasy.”—

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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