Adventure Time. Crazy and silly, yet funny. When I learned it was going to be a comic book, my first thought was, “Awww man. The kids are going to be fighting over who gets to read it first.” When I bought the first issue, it wasn’t just the kids that wanted to read it. My husband and I wanted to read it as well. That’s because Adventure Time is loved by all ages.
Finn and Jake, Bubblegum Princess, Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, Beemo and the Ice King were all strange and funny as always. I’ll briefly review the first story arc which consists of issues 1-4.
The Lich has escaped and returned to seek revenge on everyone. He has a magic bag that when opened, everything is swallowed into it. His plan was to get everyone into the bag and throw it to the sun. Once inside, the characters all land in different parts of the world inside the bag. Finn and Jake landed in the same spot because they landed as a team. They were in the Jakesuit. The Ice King landed nearby. Bubblegum Princess and Marceline landed on an island. The entire Land of Ooo was swallowed.
The Desert Princess is a character I found to be very funny. Although she’s made out of desserts, she claims to be the Desert Princess because of all the things she can do and make with sand. She also had a crush on Finn. The Ice King was looking for a wife and proposed to the Desert Princess. Lumpy Space Princess was hilarious. She was talking on the phone the entire time she was being swallowed into Lich’s bag.
Everyone worked together as a team to defeat Lich. Finn, Jake and Marceline used battle burns against Lich. Battle burns is a way of using words to fight instead of getting physical. Finn and Jake learned to battle burn at the beginning of the story from Beemo.
The story is very well written. The art (Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb) is great. There are comments from the writer, Ryan North, at the bottom of some of the pages. They’re either references or just plain old funny remarks. There’s also a mini comic at the end of the issues that are funny as well.
VERDICT (drum roll please)
Adventure Time is a must read comic.