Hello there fellow comic book readers, my review today is going to be Adventure Time #6, written by Ryan North, with art by Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb, a short story by Anthony Clark, and publish by Boom! Studio. Adventure Time is a popular cartoon series from Cartoon Network, which has also become a hit comic book series from Boom! Studio. It has been so well receive that the first issue going to a 3rd printing and the second issue in its 2nd printing.
If you never heard of Adventure Time or never seen the cartoon, it is a must watch for fans of series like Spongebob, Chowder, The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack; a very off the wall cartoon series that has an equally unique look to it. The story follow the adventures and life of Finn (the only human in a unique world) and Jake (a dog that can shape his body anyway he likes), and their interactions with their unique friends, like Princess Bubblegum, Marceline the vampire, and many more. Having watched the series, I loved the fact that the comic book series has been a perfect portrayal of the series and its cast of characters. So fans of the series would definitely get a kick out of the comic book, it is a chance to see more adventures from Finn and Jake.
In this issue we get the misadventures of Jake who is playing around with Princess Bubblegum’s newest invention, a time machine. There is not much depth to the story and it flows rather fast, but then again that really is how this series is like most of the time, and in this issue we get a silly time with Jake using the time machine. Jake is using the machine to redo his day over and over again to change up how he would do things each time for different situations. I’m a little bias, as my favorite character is Finn, so with him being more backseat to Jake, I found the story not as fun or memorable. But still, the jokes are funny, and Jake is always an off the wall character that does funny and goofy things that are enjoyable in their own right.
Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb is a perfect match for this the title, with everything looking pretty much exactly like the cartoon series, very cartoony like with great amount of exaggerations. Adventure Time’s art may not be for everyone, but it will grow on you, and like the story, the art is very fun and fancy free. Anthony Clark art and story in the second part of the issue is lite in story, being not as effective or entertaining as if it was in animated form, because it was a short story of Finn and Jake bonding, and little of anything else. His art was nice and fitting, staying true to the characters and still giving his own spin, with lines being more heavy and thick, and characters being more cute and pudgy.
I found this issue to be a bit little yet still very entertaining and fun, with Finn taking more of a backseat; there is a little less adventure and more of a joking and goofing around story. Again, the story is lite and may not be very memorable, but for any fan of the series it is still a fun read, with a storyline that may grow into a larger storyline, so Adventure Time #6 is a “Definite Buy” for me. Also, this is an all age book, and in the world of comics where we are surround by title not fit for little kids or not aim at them, and that there are also few good titles in the realm of all ages, this is a title that is much needed joy.
Here are a covers from Adventure Time #6, be sure to pick up your own copy which is in stores now, and like always Have Fun Reading!