Page 45 Review by Jonathan
"I'll bet you schmaybles would like to know the theme of today's graybles! Since it's your first time, let's review some hints. Are you ready?"
Ha, I was wondering if Cuber was going to turn up! This is by far the closest any ADVENTURE TIME comics material has come to feeling exactly like an episode of the cartoon phenomenon of a generation. If you're a fan of the show, you'll exactly know what a grayble is, why there are always five of them, and how indeed there is always a connecting theme. I didn't guess what the theme was either, until Cuber revealed all, which made me smile. It's a tricky one!
For those of you who have absolutely no idea what I'm going on about, a grayble is a short story. There have been several episodes of Adventure Time presented by Cuber (who is from the future) where he pulls out a holo-pyramid, presents five stories from 'days of old', and breaks the fourth wall by inviting us, the audience, to try and guess the theme.
Why Cuber calls stories graybles, your guess is as good as mine, but much like the graybles TV episodes, this OGN was great fun featuring most of our usual favourites: Finn, Jake, Ice King, BMO, LSP, Tree Trunks, and also a rare appearance from a personal fave, Party God, who is a huge floating Alsatian head wearing a baseball cap perched at a jaunty angle and howls about partying hard a lot. It all makes no sense, it really doesn't, but that doesn't matter one iota.
I wonder how long Adventure Time can continue to feel fresh and fun, I just know after six seasons of the show I'm still utterly hooked, and if the comics material continues to be of this high standard, which is entirely down to employing the writers who work on the show to do the comics - always a good idea - then I'll keep reading them too!