Last month we saw the last of that love obsessed gum devouring the land Ooo; so if you thought that was the last of that Adventure Time arc you are wrong because our heroes are still around to infect your day with puns and friendship. At first, I began to question if I was even reading Adventure Time. This issue begins with hilarious dinosaur banter and rock formation demonstrations narrated by a gem but our heroes are nowhere in sight. Ryan North packs this issue full of comic relief start to finish. The gem narrates this issue and takes us back to when the Candy Kingdom was just a dream for Pebbles.
Anyways, as in the last few issues of Adventure Time the focus is the friendship of Marceline and Princess Bubblegum. Those two have a long history! Well that gem and its companion end up in magic best friend amulets that PB made. Turns out she weaponized those amulets; which were infused with lasers and the ability to bring robots to life.
Oh and guess who is back again?! Ricardio! When Finn and Jake discover Marceline’s amulet Ricardio comes out of nowhere to be a jerk and steal the friendship amulets. He even turns their treehouse into a robohouse. Sounds cool in theory except Ricardio is the one commanding it. Will the power of pal-time be able to defeat Ricardio? Oh who am I kidding? We all know that none of the bad guys in Adventure Time get away without being served a slice of justice pie.
Adventure Time never disappoints, I literally always go back and reread pages and it’s still funny. Adventure Time is for all ages, you don’t need to be a kid to love it.
Most of the art is this issue is different than what we are used to seeing. It helps separate flashbacks and present time though. There were various artists featured in this issue, Jeffrey Brown even worked on it. Amazing variant covers included art from a multitude of brilliant illustrators including Matt Cummings to Michael Dialynas. Nice work, guys.
Writer: Ryan North Artists: Various Publisher: KaBoom/Boom Studios Price: $3.99 Release Date: 2/19/2014