Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time has developed a deep relationship with the comic-book world in the six years since its debut. The series has employed many cartoonists as writers, storyboard artists, and designers, and Kaboom! has published a plethora of Adventure Time comics and graphic novels starring Finn, Jake, and the other colorful characters of Ooo. The back-up features in the main Adventure Time ongoing series have given exciting talents the opportunity to tell short stories set in this world, and Kaboom! is expanding on that idea with Adventure Time Comics, a new anthology series featuring multiple shorts in each issue.
The first issue of Adventure Time Comics features stories by Gronk’s Katie Cook, Tiny Titans’ Art Baltazar, and Maakies’ Tony Millionaire, with a Nick Pitarra cover homage to Action Comics #1 that spotlights how different artistic sensibilities reinterpret these designs. Millionaire is a particularly intriguing name in this lineup, and his distinctive art style and talent for balancing light and dark story elements make him a great choice to offer a unique take on this cast and their universe.
Future contributors to Adventure Time Comics include Jeffrey Brown, Terry Moore, Kelly Thompson, and Box Brown, and the eclectic group assembled for this title shows that Kaboom! is really taking advantage of the variety of voices in the comics industry. Readers can discover how these creators approach Pendleton Ward’s creation when Adventure Time Comics #1 hits stands on July 27, but in the meantime, Kaboom! has provided The A.V. Club with solicitation info, Pitarra’s cover, and a first look at Cook’s pages for the debut issue.
Adventure Time Comics #1
New Ongoing Series
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar
Artists: Tony Millionaire, Katie Cook, Art Baltazar
Main Cover: Erin Hunting
Subscription Cover: Derek Kirk Kim
Incentive Cover 1: Salty
Incentive Cover 2: Nick Pitarra
Incentive Cover 3: Tony Millionaire
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: July 27, 2016
Synopsis: Oh My Glob! We’ve unleashed some of the industry’s best cartoonists loose in the Land of Ooo to share their most algebraic stories in their own voices! The first issue is so math thanks to Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic), Tony Millionaire (Sock Monkey), and Art Baltazar (Patrick the Wolf Boy). You’re lumping welcome! This ongoing series will feature radical stories from Jeffrey Brown (Darth Vader and Son), Terry Moore (Strangers in Paradise), Kelly Thompson (Jem and the Holograms), Box Brown (Andre The Giant), and more!