Hachette’s Nation Books imprint will release a new graphic novel biography, Rise of the Dungeon Master  - Gary Gygax and the Creation of D&D, on May 9.

 From journalist and writer David Kushner (Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto, Jonny Magic & the Card Shark Kids: How a gang of Geeks Beat the Odds and Stormed Las Vegas, Masters of Doom: How Two Guys Created an Empire and Transformed Pop Culture) and illustrator Koren Shadmi (Love Addict: Confessions of a Serial Dater, Abaddon, In the Flesh: Stories) comes a new biographical tale of Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons.  Like a proper roleplaying game, the narrative casts the reader into a first-person adventure, where they portray different characters in Gygax’s life.  The text is based on Kushner’s 2008 profile of Gygax for Wired magazine, and extensive interviews with both Gygax and D&D co-creator Dave Armeson, before they died.

The 144-page trade paperback will have an MSRP of $16.99.