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Adventure Time Vol. 5

(Adventure Time (Collected Editions) #5)

4.38  ·  Rating details ·  1,067 ratings  ·  67 reviews
The highly anticipated fifth volume of the all-ages bestseller Adventure Time is here!

Princess Bubblegum is facing a lot of trouble when one of her experiments backfire on her, the land of Ooo is in danger...and so are her friends! Without the help of Finn and Jake, it is up to Princess Bubblegum to clean up her own mess, and hopefully save her kingdom in the process.

Paperback, 128 pages
Published September 9th 2014 by KaBOOM! (first published June 1st 2014)
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¸¸.•*¨*•♫ Mrs. Buttercup •*¨*•♫♪


Oh my Glob! What is happening to Candy Kingdom??? Looks like a giant pink fluffy gum is invading every spot of it... and it knows... mind control??? Aw, man!


One of my favourite volumes so far! The story was so fast-paced and I absolutely loved the plot! Also this one is centered on Princess Bubblegum and Marceline! What more can a mortal ask for? Also, please don't read Goodreads plots... They always spoil the fun! Not, cool, dude. Not cool 🤨

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Jan 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: artistic, 2015, comics, kids-j
yes i am that kid

that kid who is almost 19 and likes to read and write but often finds herself with adventure time... and enjoying it


nah i don't have an attitude rn it's just that class starts tomorrow which is just wonderful lol
May 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
just fun!
Sep 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Love adventure time, but the story was ok. Ive read better in this series. Enjoyed seeing Princess Bubblegum and Marceline having adventures but honestly it kinds bugs em that they are trying to force "are they or aren't they" relationship. They are friends! Nothing more! ...more
Marius Paulsen (Antari-kun)
awesome! never ceases to make me happy whenever I read one of these volumes! #adventuretimeftw
Jan 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought that this comic was as invigorating as ever! With this amazing series, you can never be sure what to expect! The thrill of adventurer awaits any anyone who reads this!
Courtney  (courtneyandherbooks)
This was my favourite so far (out of 1, 2 and 5). I laughed so much at issue 3!!!
Oct 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
More history on Lemongrab!
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Just a quick review of this, as it's pretty similar to all the previous volumes.

Familiar characters dominate the stories as usual, including Jake, Finn, BMO, Princess Bubblegum, Ice King, Marceline and even Lemongrab. The relationships between the characters are nice in this, especially regarding PB and Marceline.

The stories are funny, weird and super enjoyable, full of humour and colour and adventure (duh). The fourth wall is, of course, practically nonexistent, as the commentary along the bott
Naomi Ruth
Oct 04, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Once again we have our first issue which plays with storytelling (ftw) with a first person POV comic, which was delightful. And then we have a run of comics about one of Princess Bubblegum's experiments gone wrong. With Lemongrab! And also we get to see Marceline and PB working together which is always fun. ...more
I enjoyed this one, but not as much as the other ones. I was suprized at the outward saying by Princess Bubblegum that she is always saved by Jake & Finn (and I don't know if that's true so far). I really her as a character, and I hope she save the day too.

Also..omg, love BMO. SO MUCH. Often my favourite moments are BMO moments.
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
All Adventure Time books are awesome.
Apr 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always love more Adventure Time. I enjoyed the focus on PB and Marceline in this story.
May 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Other volumes might’ve been better. Enjoyed lemongrabs feature and the second half of the book as the story picked up.

On a side note; I dislike the footnotes ..
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Time for an adventure!
Charlie Gates
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
Another fun yet character driven story from Ryan North.
Oct 08, 2019 rated it liked it
I ship PB and Marceline harddd!
Adam Smith
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
I felt that the main story was wrapped up too quickly, but I thoroughly enjoyed the journey to get there and the burgeoning friendship between PB and Marceline was adorable. A fun read.
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I am just crushing these and it is a great time. Depressive states are no fun but bless you Adventure Time. This was my favorite thus far. So much PB. And the beginning? Major heart eyes.
Sarah Thornton
Jan 17, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Best collection so far. Baby gum vs Lemongrab is acceptable.
Jul 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
The Candy Kingdom is in dire peril and Jake and Finn are indisposed, so we get a Princess Bubblegum/Marceline team-up to save the day. Plus the Earl of Lemongrab, a favorite character of mine because he's so very weird, makes an appearance. The dynamic between Bubblegum and Marceline, their interactions, their dialogue, is fabulous. These volumes continue to provide exceptional entertainment and delight. ...more
Mar 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: adventure-time
This book was sauseome, I liked how they put the reader in Peebles perspective for the first 10 pages or so.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
This book was sauseome, I liked how they put the reader in Peebles perspective for the first 10 pages or so.
Scott Siegel
Nov 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Kids
Recommended to Scott by: My Brother
The graphic novel, Adventure Time Volume 5, by Pendleton Ward is a fast-paced book that is based on the Cartoon Network series. It involves Finn, Jake, Princess Bubblegum, and Marceline (the vampire princess). Bubblegum and Marceline are forced to retreat into a "Science Prison" where tainted bubblegum (the candy this time) is spreading and infecting others. Finn and Jake attempt to help them, but only to get infected. With the inhabitants of Candy Kingdom all sick, the kingdom is ripe for domin ...more
Dec 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
The hits just keep on coming - this volume may not be quite as strong as the previous one, but it is still very good. The focus this time is on Marceline and Princess Bubblegum, and there's a lot of comedic mileage pulled out of that relationship. And Lemongrab is prevalent too, in one of his most enjoyable presentations. Unfortunately, that means there's less of Finn & Jake, and Ice King (aside from the very fun first issue, which attempts to present the comic in first person perspective. The s ...more
Bert Janssens
Jun 23, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
Beautiful book: great fun to browse through the cover art in the back. Every hard cover contains five soft cover comics. The first comic of the 5 always superbly plays with the medium of graphic adventures which is always a blast.
We buy the hardcovers because:
1) the two page spreads between the comics showing landscapes of the Land of Oo (This hardcover unfortunately shows close ups instead of the wide landscapes like in the previous albums)
2) it's fun to find out how the first comic is goint to
Sep 11, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm always amazed by how accurately the comic captures the tone, spirit and utter joy of the cartoon. You always expect it to feel like the B-team or an homage to the original product but it's actually spot on. Plenty of panels made me laugh out loud and forced me to show them to other people. This volume is primarily focused on PB, Marceline and Lemongrab which is fine by me, and all the characters show the fluidity, humanity and craziness you'd expect from the show. It's smart, fun and just a ...more
Ryan North is by far the most perfect writer you could imagine for this world, and he manages to capture the voices of each character (even minor ones) deftly, making this feel like an easy continuation of the show. More importantly the story is one that takes advantage of the format and is something that wouldn't work as well in Adventure Time's usual episode structure (additionally there are gags that work only as written). Funny, quirky, sincere, and cute, I am always ready for more Adventure ...more
Joe Young
Oct 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Ryan North - writer
Shelli Paroline - illustrator
Brandon Lamb - illustrator

The land of Ooo is in danger! When one of Princess Bubblegum's experiments goes horribly wrong, even Finn and Jake won't be able to help her. To save Ooo it's going to take the combined powers of PB, Marceline and ... Lemongrab?

More excellent stuff from the Eisner-winning team that brought you the first 4 volumes.

5/5 Recommended.
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