Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Adventure Time #1 - Review


The incredible TV show from Pendleton Ward gets the comic book treatment from the kaboom! division of BOOM! Studios and it's just as awesome as the cartoon is. In this story the evildoer known as The Lich escapes from the endless bag and begins sucking all of the Land of Ooo inside of it. It's up to Finn and Jake to lay the smack down on him and save the people of Ooo before they can be destroyed by that skeleton jerk The Lich.

Written by Ryan North with art by Shelli Paroline and Brandon Lamb, this issue of the new Adventure Time series was a wonderful romp. I'm a huge fan of the TV show and was honestly a bit skeptical about how it would transfer to pages and panels, but after reading this I'm completely sold. It felt just as authentic as the TV series and made me wish it was an actual episode.

There's also a great back-up story by Aaron Renier about Tree Trunks and her apple cider in the back of the book, which has a different art style that lends itself to the Adventure-verse. Has anyone coined that phrase yet? If not I call dibs.

Overall it's a wonderful adaptation and just goes to show you that you can have great comic books that are geared toward all ages. There's original content for people new to the story and characters as well as great inside jokes for long time fans. It's a book that shouldn't be missed this week. 5/5.

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