Review: Adventure Time #21

While Jake and Finn attempt to take advantage of their complete lack of plans for the day, Princess Bubblegum cancels her own in order to ponder the ongoing issue of doomsday scenarios being a weekly occurrence in her kingdom. Meanwhile, a sticky sentient substance begins swallowing the Land of Ooo, comprised of a mysteriously familiar material... What more can be said about the Kaboom! 'Adventure Time' book, it's just generally pleasant. Ryan North's script mimics the quality of the show neatly and peppers it with lines both funny (“My entire population's edible little people who don't know how tasty they be.”) and awkwardly worded (“I've got like eighteen bazillion things to do today and they're all butts.”). Like the show it isn't  dumbed down for a kid audience, having as much to offer adults with a sense of whimsy as it does the younger set.

AdventureTime_21_preview_Page_01The art is simple and solid, pretty much the style of the show in print form. As per usual there is a mini-comic in the back done by a different artist, this time written and drawn by Zack Giallongo. The story isn't too much, just a quick silly fantasy about Finn and Jake discovering surfing, appropriately nonsensical. Giallongo's art style diverges wildly from the show, drawing Finn and Jake in an excellent Disney influenced style that tickles the brain.

Overall, it's an amusing little book that takes full advantage of the anything-can-happen style of the show and has that currently rare all-ages appeal.

Score: 3/5

Writer: Ryan North Artists: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb Publisher: Boom and KaBoom Price: $3.99 Release Date: 10/16/13