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Adventure Time vol 1 s/c

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Ryan North & Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb


Page 45 Review by Jonathan


Every generation has its own animation classics. Whether it’s Tom and Jerry, Scooby Doo, The Simpsons, Ren and Stimpy (really), South Park to probably most recent in Family Guy, only true classics stand the test of time. Whether Adventure Time will join those lauded ranks remains to be seen, but I have my suspicions it just might. It is utterly, utterly pointless to even begin to try and explain the goings on in the Land Of Ooo after the Great Mushroom War as Finn, the last surviving human, and his trusty companion Jake, the talking (and stretchy) dog, roam around in search of adventure, joined by a vast cast of oddball characters like the Bubblegum Princess, The Ice King and Marceline the Vampire Queen.

There doesn’t seem to be a single problem that can’t be solved, nor a single bad guy that can’t be vanquished by repeated punches to the face. Now how is that for a valuable life lesson for today’s kids? For an animation to really succeed though, in addition to being genuinely humorous, it has to have real heart which Adventure Time has in abundance. In particular the Ice King’s various attempts to find true love by kidnapping various Princesses and whisking them off to the dungeon of his ice palace show even the coldest most frosty bad guy in Ooo has a warm, slushy heart. Actually his heart is called Ricardo (voiced by George Takei), but that’s an episode entirely of its own! I think probably the only people who don’t enjoy Adventure Time are those who’ve never watched it.