After feeling rather discouraged from the comics I reviewed this week, the new issue of Adventure Time: The Flip-Side was there waiting to brighten my day with its consistently quirky plot. Is it even possible to not like anything Adventure Time? Every miniseries has brought me so much joy. It’s like they are actually listening to the fandom and giving them even more ways to imagine the land of Ooo. So thank you Paul Tobin, Colleen Coover, and Wook Jin Clark.
Flip-Side hasn’t wronged me yet and I will anxiously await the next issue. Tobin and Coover have created this great continuum that never feels so grandiose that it becomes difficult to follow which allows readers to easily pick up at any time.
So let’s get into what happened this issue; Flip-side has basically turned Ooo on its head and now the fate of Ooo is in the hands of our heroes, Finn and Jake. Last time we saw the situation quickly go awry when they enlisted Ice-King for help; I mean hilarious, yes, but things went south fast.
In this issue, Marceline is ready to devise a plan to help these bros out. She’s actually got quite a bit of dirt on Monkey Wizard. Turns out that he used to love kidnapping princesses, he used to contend with Ice-King for biggest creep. But things all changed when his adorable pet bunny was kidnapped. This leads the gang to phase two of their adventure: return Monkey Wizard’s pet from Princess Skyblade Harbinger. Easier said than done. Even with the help of Marceline and Treetrunks they get themselves into some sticky situations. Treetrunks somehow switches bodies with a giant bunny due to Ooo going all haywire. Will they ever convince Monkey Wizard to get back to his old kidnapping ways? Well either way, I am sure that it will be another hysterical adventure.
Writers: Paul Tobin & Colleen Coover Artist: Wook Jin Clark Publisher: KaBoom/Boom Studios Price: $3.99 Release Date: 3/5/14