'Adventure Time Presents: Marceline and the Scream Queens #5' - Advance Comic Book Review


Adventure Time Marceline 5When I first started reading Adventure Time Presents: Marceline and the Scream Queens, I was excited because Adventure Time is so good at the hilariously weird (or is that the weirdly hilarious), and I was looking forward to that goofy fun. What I have grown to love about this particular comic is that it is not just an excuse to be bizarre; it is also a deeply personal story about two friends in a stressful time in their lives.

In this issue, the titular band is touring Marceline’s hometown, the Nightosphere (which bears more than a passing resemblance to heck), while Marceline is going through a confidence crisis. Unfortunately, this is causing her to be mean to her friend Princess Bubblegum, who is also the band's manager. What impressed me was that this comic is able to make the relationship as appealing as the humor.

The secret to the relationships in this comic is that no matter who the characters are, they are treated like real people. This is especially important when dealing with a vampire rock star and her royal candy friend. If there is only one lesson to be learned from this book, it would be that even rock stars can be embarrassed by their dads.

Overall, I really enjoyed this comic. It is a great example of what an all-ages comic should be. It is appropriate for all ages, but it is also entertaining for all ages. This still won’t get you your gritty Batman fix, but for anyone looking for something fun and accessible, this series is a great way to go.

Four and a Half Totally Rad Dad Air-Guitar Solos out of Five.



Last modified on Friday, 21 June 2013 01:34

Ben Rhodes, Fanbase Press Senior Contributor

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