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Adventure Time is a comic book series published by BOOM! Studios, written by Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North, and illustrated by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.[1] The comic book is released monthly,[2] beginning with issue #1 in February 2012.[1]

The comic is canonical with the Adventure Time TV series' story.[3] Adam Muto has speculated that it may take place in a different reality.[4] Either way, the events of the comics have several events irreconcilable with the TV series, mainly the fact that Finn and Flame Princess are still dating in the comics.


Each issue includes at least two comics: The lead story is written by North and drawn in the style of the cartoon by Paroline and Lamb; and one or more backup stories created by an indie comic artist, drawn in their own style.[2]

The main story features small messages at the bottom of many of the pages. This is a trademark of writer Ryan North, whose Dinosaur Comics always contain semi-hidden messages and commentary.

The first storyline in the series is a four-parter by North, split between issues #1 through #4.[5]

List of issues

Cover Story Backup story Release date
Tumblr lv1cpbESgC1qzrbk9o1 1280 Issue 1 The Lich reawakens and traps Finn and Jake.
(Part 1 of 4)
"My Cider the Mountain" by Aaron Renier February 2012
002-a Issue 2 Finn and Jake are stuck in the Lich's Bag of Holding while Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, and Lumpy Space Princess are stuck, too.
(Part 2 of 4)
"Laundromarceline" by Lucy Knisley
" ‎Issue 2 " by Zac Gorman

March    2012

Tumblr lyouzbPrm51r7wz6no1 1280 Issue 3 The Ice King and Desert Princess make an army of Finn and Jakes to help battle the Lich.
(Part 3 of 4)
"Bacon Fields" by Michael DeForge     April      2012
Tumblr lzuw1vZ0YQ1qliqrqo1 400 Issue 4 With The Lich defeated, The Land of Ooo is restored. The only problem is that it is covered by all the sand from The Bag of Holding & Desert Princess is missing!
(Part 4 of 4)
"The Ultimate Party Dip" by Chris Eliopoulos

May       2012

Tumblr m0lbguqI8n1rpid58o1 1280 Issue 5

Finn and Jake journey into a new part of Ooo. (Part 1 of 5)

"Emit Erutnevda" by Paul Pope

"Ice King Dumb" by Georgia and Chris Robison

     June      2012
Issue6cover Issue 6 Jake causes trouble when he messes with Princess Bubblegum's time machine.
(Part 2 of 5)
"Level 99" by Anthony Clark       July        2012
Adventure Time 7 cover A Issue 7

Finn and Jake end up in the future with no way to return home. (Part 3 of 5)

"Time Waits For No One" by Shannon Wheeler

  August   2012
Tumblr m5meef95vn1r7wz6no1 1280 Issue 8

Finn, Jake, and QB try to defend the Candy Kingdom. (Part 4 of 5)

"Happy Birthday Hot Dog Princess!" by Frank Gibson and Becky Dreistadt

September 2012

Adventure Time 9 cover A Issue 9

Finn and Jake try to return to their own time. (part 5 of 5)

"Fishling" by Chris and Shane Houghton

October  2012

Adventure Time -10 Issue 10 Finn and Jake are possessed by the reader thanks to the Ice King's new spell.

"Hot Deals in the Ice Kingdom" by Jon M. Gibson & Jim Rugg

November 2012
Adventure Time 11 cover A Issue 11

Finn, Jake, and Marceline enter BMO's Main Brain Game Frame to play "Super Guts Punch 3." (Part 1 of 4)

"The Meaning of Bravery" by Zack Giallongo

December 2012
Adventuretime12cvra Issue 12

Lumpy Space Princess forces her way into "Super Guts Punch 3" which causes BMO to malfunction. (Part 2 of 4)

"The Ice King and His Magical Matchmaking Mini Comic" by Alexis and Andrew

 January  2013
Ho Issue 13

(Part 3 of 4)

"Princess of Rad Hats part 1" by Chris Schweizer

February 2013
Tumblr mezg5k6SW71rtpgrxo1 1280 Issue 14

(Part 4 of 4)

"Princess of Rad Hats part 2" by Chris Schweizer

   March    2013

Magic Man tries to be a jerk to the Princesses and Finn and Jake try to stop him.

"GIVE US BACK BMO!" by Jeremy Sorese

     April       2013
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME 016v4 A Issue 16 Finn and Jake battle the Ice King in order to save Lumpy Space Princess. "Opposite Day" by Sina Grace and S. Steven Struble and "Ninja Princess" by Reed, Grant, and Jai Nitz with illustrations by Pranas T. Naujokaitis.       May        2013
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME 017v4 A Issue 17 (Part 1 of 4) "Silly String Theory" by Jay Hosler      June       2013
Adventure Time - Issue 18 Issue 18 (Part 2 of 4) "Publish or Perish"       July        2013
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME 004v19 A Issue 19 (Part 3 of 4) "Ambitreacherous" by Andy Hirsch   August   2013
Issue20cover1 Issue 20 (Part 4 of 4) "Grocery Time! - Part One" by Zack Smith September 2013
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME 021v05 A Issue 21 "Beach Bum Boogie" by Zack Giallongo October  2013
Adventuretime 22 cva copy Issue 22 Finn and Jake find themselves in a sticky situation when Princess Bubblegum's experiments searching for the origin of life go horribly wrong. "Grocery Time! - Part Two" by Zack Smith November 2013
At 23 cva Issue 23 Princess Bubblegum and Marceline race against time to save the inhabitants of Ooo from the Princess' rogue experiment. "Booty and the Beast" by Jen Bennett December 2013
Kaboom adventure time 024 a Issue 24 "A Day In the Life of a Bun" by Kristina Ness  January  2014
Kaboom adventure time 025 a Issue 25 A love story told from the perspectice of a red gem named Carl - pining for Gemma, a blue gemstone. N/A February 2014
Adt26 Issue 26 "Sphagnum Sphagnum" by James the Stanton     March     2014
ADVENTURE-TIME-27-Cover-A-by-Brittney-Williams-666x1024 Issue 27 "Jelly Wars" by Eric M. Esquivel      April       2014
Kaboom adventure time 028 b Issue 28 "Jelly Wars - Part Two" by Eric M. Esquivel       May        2014
Kaboom adventure time 029 a Issue 29

"A Dish Best Served Gross"

Story by Josh Tierney

Art by Michael Dialynas

      June       2014
At 30 cvra-edit Issue 30 To celebrate the 30th issue of her "Marcelzine", Marceline releases a collection of mini-comics written by her friends. N/A       July        2014
Kaboom adventure time 031 a Issue 31 "Lemongrab's Makeover" by Sara & Sam Ellis  August   2014
Kaboom adventure time 032 a Issue 32 TBA September 2014
Kaboom adventure time 033 a Issue 33 TBA  October  2014

Special issues

Cover Story Backup story Release date

Tumblr m3autoE94k1qcw9rdo1 500

Free Comic Book Day: 2012

BMO trains to get good at fights, with help from Finn and Jake and Princess Bubblegum

Laundromarceline (repeat) May 5, 2012 (Free Comic Book Day)
CoverShowcase Adventure Time: Cover Showcase A collection of previous Adventure Time covers packaged into one high-quality special issue. December 2012
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME ANNUAL v1 A Adventure Time: Annual 2013 Contains several stories: "A, You're Adventurous", "A Sword Most Awesome", "No Dogs Allowed", "Dungeons and Desserts", "The Summiteers" and "The Lemon Sea". May 2012
AdventureTimeAnnual 01 preview-1 Adventure Time: Summer Special 2013 Contains several stories: "The Desert Treasure", "The Sucker Seeker", "Heart" and "A Penny Burned". July 2013
KABOOM AT Spoooktacular 001v1 A Adventure Time: 2013 Spoooktacular Contains several stories: "The Costume Party", "Secret 'Stache", "Halloween Horticulture" and "Bad Girl Gone Good". October 2013
Winter Special 2014 Adventure Time: Winter Special 2014 Contains several stories: "The Snow Hope", "Pups In Peril", "A Sour Winter" and "Eye Scream". December 2013

Trade releases

Original issue Omnibus editions
with main stories with short stories
Issue 1 Kaboom TPB V1 Kaboom TPB V1 Math

Volume 1
and Volume 1 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)
Kaboom TPB Sugary 1 Math

Sugary Shorts Volume 1
and Sugary Shorts Volume 1 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)
Issue 2
Issue 3
Issue 4
Issue 5 Kaboom TPB V2 ATSDCCV2 FRONT

Volume 2
and Volume 2 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)
Issue 6
Issue 7
Issue 8
Issue 9
Issue 10 Kaboom TPB V3MathematicalEditionVolumeTwo

Volume 3
and Volume 3 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)
Issue 11
Issue 12
Issue 13
Issue 14
Issue 15


Volume 4
and Volume 4 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)

Issue 16
Issue 17
Issue 18
Issue 19
Issue 20

Volume 5
and Volume 5 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)

Issue 21
Issue 22
Issue 23
Issue 24

Spin-off series


KaBOOM! Studios has released several spin-off miniseries. After the completion of each miniseries, a trade paperback version (TPB) containing the entire miniseries, as well as a hardcover "Mathematical Edition" with special features has been released (similar to the way the main series has been released in TPB and hardcover formats).

  • Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake
    • Began January 2nd, 2013
    • Written and illustrated by Natasha Allegri
    • Summary: A story featuring Fionna and Cake in the gender-swapped universe created by Natasha Allegri.[8]
    • TPB released October 15th, 2013
    • Mathematical Edition released August 26th 2014
  • Adventure Time: The Flip Side
    • Began January 8th, 2014
    • Summary: Finn and Jake consult an Adventurer’s Posting Board in the hope of finding challenging new adventures.
    • TPB planned release date: December 30th, 2014
    • Mathematical Edition planned release date: September 8th, 2015

Graphic Novels

KaBOOM! Studios has also released a series of standalone original graphic novels.

  • Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets
    • Released November 5th 2014
    • Written by Kate Leth; Art by Zack Sterling.
    • Summary: Princess Bubblegum leaves the Candy Kingdom and ventures into the outer limits of Ooo.

The Adventure Unfolds

The Adventure Unfolds is a fold out comic by Jon Chad limited to 700 copies. It was only available at San Diego Comic Con 2012 for the price of $30.

The Adventure Unfolds comic by Jon Chad

[9] On July 25, Boom Studios began selling it on their website for $40.[10]


  • Pendleton Ward made a cover for the first issue of the comic.[11]
  • Various of the primary stories contain messages written at the bottom, below the panels, as if a narrator/writer is speaking in a fourth-wall-breaking style. The hardback collection of issues 1~4 retains these messages.
Cipher key

Cipher key

  • In addition, issues 1 and 3 of the comic contain messages written by Marceline in a Pigpen cipher. The known letters of the cipher are in the chart to the right. Note that the first section spells out "vampire" and the rest of the letters are apparently in alphabetical order, making it fairly easy to guess the unknown letters.


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