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. The comic book is released monthly, starting with issue #1 in February 2012. Adam Muto, however, has stated that it takes place in a different reality. 
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.
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.
List of issues
|Cover||story||Backup story||Release date|
|Issue 1|| The Lich reawakens and traps Finn and Jake.|
(Part 1 of 4)
|"My Cider the Mountain" by Aaron Renier||February 2012|
|Issue 2|| Finn and Jake are stuck in the Lich's Bag of Holding while Marceline, Princess Bubblegum, and LSP are stuck, too.|
(Part 2 of 4)
| "Laundromarceline" by Lucy Knisley|
" After the Show" by Zac Gorman
|Issue 3|| Ice King & 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|
|Issue 4|| With The Lich defeated, The Land of Ooo is restored. The only problems is that it is covered by all the sand from The Bag of Holding & Desert princess is missing!|
(Part 4 of 4)
|"The Ultimate Part Dip" by Chris Eliopoulos||
| Free Comic Book Day|
|BMO trains to get good at fights, with help from Finn and Jake and Princess Bubblegum||Laundromarceline (repeat)||May 5th, 2012 (Free Comic Book Day)|
Finn and Jake journey into a new part of Ooo.
(Part 1 of 4)
"Emit Erutnevda" by Paul Pope
"Ice King Dumb" by Georgia and Chris Robison
|Issue 6|| Jake causes trouble when he messes with Princess Bubblegum's time machine.|
(Part 2 of 4)
|"Level 99" by Anthony Clark||July 2012|
Finn and Jake end up in the future with no way to return home.
(Part 3 of 4)
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.
The Adventure UnfoldsThe 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. On July 25th Boom Studios begin selling it on their website for $40.
- 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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Behind the scenes info:
- Q&A with Ryan North on the Frederator blog
- "Adventure Time: from script to finished comic!" on Ryan North's blog
- ↑ http://www.comicsalliance.com/2011/11/19/adventure-time-comic-series-boom-kaboom-february/
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 http://www.comicvine.com/podcast/?podcast_id=117 (00:10:10)
Ryan North: "The book's divided into two parts. There's the part that I'm writing, which is on-model, looks like the show... continuing the adventure part of it. And the other part, [every month] there'll be a stand-alone story done by an indie cartoonist, done in their own style, which I think is really cool."
- ↑ http://ryannorth.tumblr.com/post/23729809967/something-that-comes-up-pretty-often-is-this
- ↑ http://www.formspring.me/MrMuto/q/358994005662390868
- ↑ http://www.comicvine.com/podcast/?podcast_id=117
- ↑ http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/04/15/boom-spins-off-adventure-time-comic-marceline-scream-queens
- ↑ Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens
- ↑ http://www.comicsalliance.com/2012/07/09/adventure-time-the-adventure-unfolds-mini-comic-jon-chad-sdcc-exclusive/
- ↑ http://www.boom-studios.com/adventure-time-the-adventure-unfolds-mini-comic-sdcc-12-exclusive.html?SID=d59eph6djol79i6f2nrq612qs7
- ↑ http://www.newsarama.com/tv/adventure-time-pendleton-ward-2-120214.html