Adventure Time: Ice King #1

Adventure Time: Ice King #1

Writer: Pranas T. Naujokaitis, Emily Partridge Artist: Natalie Andrewson Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: January 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
6.5Critic Rating
5.0User Rating

What's to Love: The Ice King is probably one of the most tragic and hilarious characters in the Land of Ooo, but we've never had the chance to really focus on him before. Now we're taking a look at just what makes the Ice King tick with Emily Partridge (Adventure Time) and artist Natalie Andrewson (Lumberjanes).

What It Is: The Ice King has always been there, kidnapping princesses, messing with Finn and Jake, and generally being a weirdo. But there's way more to him than that! He's a deep, thoughtful person with a heart full of love! Or...maybe he just really wants to marry a princess. Either way, this is one journey the citizens of Ooo aren't likely to forget!

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jan 18, 2016

    Pretty much any and all Adventure Time stories are okay by me. Ice King is one of my favorite characters, and I’m looking forward to seeing how the rest of this series plays out. If it’s anything like the first issue, I’m stoked! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Allen Thomas Jan 20, 2016

    Ice King has a lot of emotional depth and conflict which I hope comes out through the miniseries as it progresses. However, thats also my personal bias, as I love the stories that focus on Simon and how he became the Ice King we know and sometimes love. At the same time, though, Ice King has a lot going for him just being his silly self, so I see Ice King going in a lot of possible directions that will work. If you want something lighthearted and magical, I say go for this series. Itll be a quick and fun read, much like the overall Adventure Time comic, but Ice King gets to embark on his own adventure to test the limits of his cool. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Patrick Self Jan 20, 2016

    Despite all the sillies there is a real story buried there; little seeds planted between the Ice King and other characters as well as a potentially exciting new piece of lore for the entire universe. I can't ignore that the story starts a little slow; but I also can't ignore the fact that is typical of a first issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.2
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Liam Pollock Jan 20, 2016

    A good start to a potentially good Adventure Time story. Does a good job of capturing the feel of the show that should keep fans going. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Capeless Crusader - Kristian Solberg Jan 20, 2016

    Adventure Time: Ice King #1 takes our titular character on an interesting adventure, which fits his character quite well. The writing does a good job at expanding on the traits and personality of a well-beloved character, while the art makes you feel well at home in his story. The decision to allocate the majority of resources to the Ice King makes the story feel focused and on-point, however this might make it a bit hard for people that aren't familiar with Adventure Time to get as much enjoyment from this comic as fans of the show/comics. The first issue does show a lot of potential for the next issues, and it will be interesting to follow this story as it progresses. - See more at: Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Spectrum - Dallas Fitzgerald Jan 28, 2016

    This issue should resonate with fans of Adventure Time who relish the standard style of the cartoons. For me, the Ice King is a character with way more depth than it might seem at first glance, but this comic seems to be ignoring that depth in favor of surface-level Ice King hijinks. I don't necessarily see this as a negative, but it did disappoint me because I was hoping for a deeper examination of this character in his first solo series. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Jan 19, 2016

    While the idea does have potential, this first issue just didnt pop like it probably should, and while it did just enough to feel authentic enough to the Adventure Time world, it just felt like a bit of a missed opportunity to me. Flat, uninspired and ultimately disappointing, ICE KING is an unexpected blip on BOOM! Studios otherwise stellar Adventure Time output. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jan 25, 2016

    As the main antagonist in "Adventure Time," Ice King has been overdue for his own miniseries, but unfortunately "Adventure Time: Ice King" #1 is a departure from the high standard set by the cartoon, the ongoing series and previous miniseries and spinoffs. Read Full Review

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