Adventure Time #1

Adventure Time #1

Writer: Ryan North, Aaron Renier Artist: Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Aaron Renier Publisher: Boom! Studios Release Date: February 8, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9
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It's ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo. The top-rated Cartoon Network show now has its own comic book! With the show exploding in the ratings, garnering rave online reviews, major cosplay at the San Diego Comic-Con, and huge displays dominating the New York Comic Con, it's clear fandom is obsessed and 2012 is the Year of Adventure Time! Don't miss out on this new phenomenon—this first issue is sure to get snapped up!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - L'il G-Girl Feb 8, 2012

    I really liked this comic. I wish it had more Marceline. Boom did a good job. I can't wait to read the next one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 9, 2012

    The best "licensed" comics maintain a fidelity to the source while also delivering a unique comic book experience independent of whatever they're working from. For me the gold standard had always been the Archie Comics Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series which developed its own weirdo universe with giant cow heads and wrestling ducks, but based on first issue alone, Adventure Time is going to rival any other licensed comic and maybe even some of the non-licensed ones. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outer Realm Comics - Charles Joy Feb 29, 2012

    There are two stories in this one book. The first, and main story plays, out just like one of the animated series episodes - Intro and everything. I don't know how they did it, but they were able to capture everything I love about the show, in print. The second story, "My Cider the Mountain" is a wonderfully told story dedicated to some of the "B actors" in the series. We get much greater insight into Tree Trunks, Princess Bubblegum and Cinnamon Bun, with great cameos from Jake and Finn! "Fun & Juvenile" would be how I described the feel of this second story... then again, how else would it be described. :) Either way, it fits the theme and mood of the Adventure Time Universe! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Meylikhov Feb 9, 2012

    I've read Adventure Time #1 four times now (twice while discussing it with one of the artists of the book, Braden Lamb, at a local comic creator meet-up, once with an advance from BOOM!, and once after purchasing it), and as a fan of the series and a fan of comics I can find nothing wrong. Fans of the show won't be disappointed, and I can't imagine that folks curious enough to travel to Ooo will find the experience uninviting either. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Feb 10, 2012

    Graig: I agree fully. Honestly though, as much as I enjoyed everything in this issue, my favourite part of this book: the Creator Bio/Next Issue page. I don't know what it is about this page that tickles me so pinkly, but the photo of Lucy Knisley under “Also featuring: ‘Laudromarceline'” has doubly sold me on the next issue. It's now a priority to start watching this show, Actually at this stage I'm hoping it lives up to the comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Feb 9, 2012

    All in all, Adventure Time with Finn & Jake #1 marks a promising debut for the all-new ongoing title."" Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - theSandman Mar 7, 2012

    While comic can convey a great sense of cinema (see Cole Haddon's The Strange Case of Mr. Hyde), one thing I miss in the comic version of Adventure Time is the sound. Adventure Time has a really great cast of voices that do a lot to bring the show to life. John DiMaggio, Futurama's Bender, and appearances by actors like Mark Hammil, really add an extra dimension, especially the Lumpy Space Princes who is voiced by Pendelton Ward himself. I think the only remedy for this must be to watch more Adventure Time, because I'm definitely not going to stop reading the comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    GWW - Anthony Franklin Jan 22, 2016

    This first issue really focuses around establishing the plot and it does come with the assumption that the audience knows prior relationships. If you're looking to jump into the world of Adventure Time you may wish to start elsewhere, but if you're familiar with the show you'll find it embodied well in this comic. I look forward to seeing where this series will go since the Ice King does have such a tragic backstory. Even though it wasn't hinted at just yet, I feel as though it will be hard to tell a story about him and ignore his past. It's something that always seems to haunt him. Like much of the other Adventure Time publications, I'm positivethis one will be a fantastic addition to the fandom and that this series has potential since the Ice King is a significant figure although we will have to see in later issues just how thoroughly they explore him. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 12, 2012

    Adventure Time #1 is a lot of fun. It might not necessarily knock your socks off, but if you like Adventure Time or all-ages comics (or know of a young reader who likes either of these things), this book will have something for you. It's my understanding that this printing sold out on its first day, but your local shop might still have a copy. Otherwise, Boom! is reprinting this issue, or if you can't wait, you can always get it online. Read Full Review

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