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Adventure Time is a comic book series published by BOOM! Studios, written by Dinosaur Comics creator Ryan North, and with art by Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb.[1] The comic book is released monthly,[2] starting 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]


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 made 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" 

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 "Silly String Theory" by Jay Hosler June 2013

Special Issues

Cover Story Backup story Release date

Tumblr m3autoE94k1qcw9rdo1 500

Free Comic Book Day
Issue 1

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)
KABOOM ADVENTURETIME ANNUAL v1 A Annual 1 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

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
Vol 2 San Diego Comic Con Edition

Volume 2
and Volume 2 Mathematical Edition (hardcover)
Issue 6
Issue 7
Issue 8
Issue 9
Issue 10 Kaboom TPB V3

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

Spin-off series

BOOM! Studios published a six-issue spin-off miniseries titled Adventure Time: Marceline And The Scream Queens beginning in July 2012. The miniseries is written and illustrated by Meredith Gran and is centered on Marceline and Princess Bubblegum playing together in a band.[6][7]

In January 2013, BOOM! Studios released another six-part miniseries, Adventure Time with Fionna and Cake, based on the gender-swapped universe created by Natasha Allegri .[8]

In May 2013, BOOM! Studios released the first Adventure Time graphic novel, Adventure Time Vol. 1: Playing With Firewhich features Flame Princess going on adventures with Finn and Jake.

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
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[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
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  • 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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