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Adventure Time Vol. 1

(Adventure Time (Collected Editions) #1)

4.27  ·  Rating details ·  12,721 ratings  ·  543 reviews
It's ADVENTURE TIME! Join Finn the Human, Jake the Dog, and Princess Bubblegum for all-new adventures through The Land of Ooo.

The totally algebraic adventures of Finn and Jake have come to the comic book page! The Lich, a super-lame, SUPER-SCARY skeleton dude, has returned to the the Land of Ooo, and he’s bent on total destruction! Luckily, Finn and Jake are on the case...
Paperback, 128 pages
Published November 6th 2012 by KaBOOM! (first published December 31st 2011)
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Jesse (JesseTheReader)
For the most part I enjoyed it, but I felt the story was hard to follow at times and it kind of felt like the story was all over the place.
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Slamacow! The horrible Linch has escaped from his sandy bag prison and attacked the universe!!! Or is it the other way round??? Anyway, Jake the Dog and Finn the human are ready to save our lumpy butts once again... What time is it? ADVENTURE TIME!!!


There is something just so wholesome, so exquisitely uplifting in this series, that I just can't have enough! I am a big fan of the animation, so I decided why not reading the comics too? I was expecting the same plot of the fi
Feb 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Well this was a read for the #GettingGraphic readalong I'm hosting today and it was brilliant! My first 5* read and it was just too silly, fun and likeable not to get a 5* rating.

We get introduced to Jake, Finn, Lumpy Space Princess, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King and many more in this volume. It quickly becomes apparent that there's a lot to love about these characters, there quirks and funny moments in particular.

I loved the silly story, but more than anything the art and playful design of thi
Oh I loved this story. I was glued to it until I was through this volume. I love when the snail is in there. Snails rock! This one also showed a lot of teamwork and introduced DP. I loved the new parts it added with the Lich and how gripping the story was. I was starting to get worried for a bit there.
Apr 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
These are always just so much fun and I love visiting this world.
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as a digital edition off Comixology during its SXSW 2014 giveaway, but the strange thing though is that they don't actually sell the title on a regular basis. This was more a one-off gift to Comixology users.

I've never watched an episode of Adventure Time, but I've had an impression that it's a cartoon that kids and their stoner older brothers could watch together. I've seen enough to surmise that it's a trippy show and having read this collected edition of the Adventure Time comicbo
Amal El-Mohtar
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
Full disclosure: narrative-wise this is probably a 4, but it's Adventure Time, which means my youngest brother adores it, and I am therefore full of love for it via him while I'm reading, and it's just so relentlessly fun, and the absurd sillyness doesn't stop it from having cool female characters who talk to each other about stuff that isn't male characters, and Jake and Finn's friendship is just super adorbs and I love it, what can I say. And this is even without the hilarious bottom-of-the-pa ...more
Mohammed Al-Thani
Dec 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh my glob! This was so CUTE & AMAZING!!! It really captures the feeling that the show has, which I absolutely LOVE! The characters were adorable, the world is adorably cute. Though I wish the writer (Ryan north) took his time and introduced us to each world rather than starting with the story immediately. Like how the show introduced us to the Candy kingdom then to the Lumpy Space and so on and so forth. I wished, to see worlds introduced in each issue. Which then carries the plot. Overall I th ...more
Cat (cat-thecatlady)
Jun 17, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-i-own
this was SO GOOD! adventure time never disappoints me. the story is so great and ridiculous and omg, the puns. so funny!! I love this world and these characters so much. just what I needed today, when I'm feeling a bit down. ...more
Alice-Rose Woods
Oct 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This was such a fun and fast read, definitely what's needed if you need a little break from novels. The artwork is amazing through out and I can't wait for volume 2! ...more
Jul 27, 2016 rated it liked it
The story was a little "meh" but the characters and art were on point! ...more
Apr 28, 2013 rated it really liked it

I picked this up because I adore Adventure Time and thought it would be fun to read the comics that followed our mathematical heroes Finn and Jake in the magical land of Ooo.

The first volume spins the tale of how The Lich uses a bag with infinite space to suck up Ooo with a plan to then toss it into the sun and destroy everything once and for all. The story was good for the most part, though after the few heavy Lich episodes in the show, I've f
Feb 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Glob! This was mathematical!! I felt like I was watching the show, it was so perfectly written. I was reading the speech bubbles in their voices in my head, I even read out loud LSP's dialogue to my husband - he thought it was hilarious :-D I can do a pretty good LSP impersonation.

It's filled with the typical Adventure Time humour that you'd expect, and all our favourites are in this. BMO is especially funny and adorable in this. I also want to mention the gorgeous glossy colour pages, ve
Joana Veríssimo
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book is so much fun!!! And the art is just so beautiful - really cute and pretty!!! So easy to read, I read this in one sitting as I was coming home from school :)
The story itself is 4 stars, but the book is a 5 stars book without a single doubt, because of those little notes at the end of some of the pages - those were so freaking hilarious!!! It was trying so hard not to laugh out loud in the bus...
The green notes were PERFECT, but also the little row of the panels that were in just a fe
Ottery StCatchpole
Mar 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
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Jan 01, 2013 rated it it was amazing
What Time is It?

This compilation of the first four issues (and some bonus material) of the Adventure Time comic book series is phenomenal! If you're a fan of the Cartoon Network hit series then you'll feel right at home as the characters from the Land of Ooo are ready to take you on all-new adventures. These comics aren't adaptations of Adventure Time episodes, they are original stories penned by noted comic author Ryan North. North doesn't miss a beat as his plots, characterizations, and dialog
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is our oldest son's comic, but I thought I'd read it anyway. Mostly because I like comics :)

I have to say that I actually enjoyed it. I managed to read it in one sitting, which was nice. There are some aspects to the whole Adventure Time World, or Land Of Ooo, that I think goes over most young kids' heads. Specifically, bombs destroying everything that we know as it is now, and creating a messed up universe of not good and magic.

One nice little perk to the comic is the tiny little notes on
Mar 05, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics, children-ya
Just as high-spirited and funny as the TV show.
Mar 24, 2020 rated it liked it
I got this as part of a Humble Bundle. It's definitely not something I would have picked up otherwise because I'm not familiar with the show and I'm not in the target audience. That being said, I enjoyed this volume more than I expected to. It's rather silly at times, but it actually ended up being funny too. The art is very colorful, which seems appropriate for the goofiness. My favorite part of the book has got to be the little footnotes at the bottom of the pages. At first, they were pretty i ...more
May 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Melissa by: Laksamee
I've never seen the tv show, but after reading this I definitely have to! I just can't decide who my favorite character is. All the princesses are great in their own way. Jake is fantastic with his shifting into just what Finn needs at any given time - even a jet that shoots missiles! The friend who recommended it commented that they drop subtle hits that the world as we know it had been destroyed by some nuclear explosion, but that it was subtle enough that children watching the show probably d ...more
Mar 18, 2013 rated it really liked it
This collects the first four comics put out from Kaboom! and places it neatly in one volume. This also includes all the variant/alternate covers for the comics as well as a little blip about how a panel goes from script only to the finished project, which is kind of interesting to see.

I enjoyed this rendition of the show in written form. I felt that they really (mostly) kept to the actions and styling of the characters. The little footnotes and foot panels were also quite entertaining to read, t
Chris  - Quarter Press Editor
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is everything you'd hope for in bringing a cartoon into another medium. North captures the essence of the show wonderfully, making it feel exactly like an episode, while also utilizing its graphic novel nature to add a few extra jokes in by way of commentary and "mini-comics" that run along the bottoms of many of the pages.

The art, too, is true to the show, from overall design to the bizarre facial expressions that one can't help but love.

If you're a fan of the show, then you'll love these.
Dec 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: ages 8 & up
Recommended to Andrea by: Rachel
Shelves: manga-comics
This was my first introduction to the "Adventure Time" series, and it was pretty fun. I had seen Jake and Finn floating around the internet, and thought I would see what inspired such devotion among fans. Mostly, it's really funny. I love the way the characters talk, and Finn's enthusiasm is energizing. It's also really creative, but logical creativity (not just randomness), and I like how the characters are kind and positive to each other. I can't say I'm a huge fan of the art style, but for th ...more
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
I love the show so I decided to start reading the graphic novels. Although I loved the colorful artwork and the characters I wasn't a huge fan of the story in this volume itself. Still enjoyable especially with the little footnotes and I hate to admit it but I'm a sucker for the puns. Will be picking up the next one soon. ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is so cute and random and funny!!!
Mar 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 LUMPIN' stars. ...more
Billy Jepma
Jun 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: comics
This comic is pure and chaotic joy and I love it. It’s deliriously colorful and vibrantly charming and everything about it feels like it was made by people who love the source material and that shows itself off in all the radical high-fives and painfully perfect puns. 10/10 have reread multiple times and will reread more times probably.
bella :)
Nov 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
1. i will ALWAYS get bad vibes from Desert Princess
2. WOW the origin story of adventure time is really depressing
Ellen Lee
Apr 03, 2013 rated it really liked it
this was HILARIOUS and the art was so good omg i love adventure time. ok so basically (view spoiler) ...more

This volume collects the first four issues of the comic based on Pendleton Ward’s wildly successful Adventure Time cartoon series. Despite being a media-tie in series, it has actually won several awards, including the Will Eisner Award, and the Harvey Awards for Best Original Publication for Younger Readers and Special Award for Humor. It is geared towards middle grade readers, but will be enjoyable for anyone who likes the show and can appreciate the blend of silliness and occasional darkness i
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I'm the author of the webcomic Dinosaur Comics (that's the comic where the pictures don't change but the words do, it's better than it sounds and I've also done crazy things like turn Shakespeare into a choose-yo

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