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Adventure Time #60: What Time is it?!

Written by Tyler Kes on Wednesday, January 11 2017 and posted in Reviews

Adventure Time #60: What Time is it?!

Seriously, what time is it? There's a lot of time travel shenanigans in this issue.

Source: Boom Studios

Written by Christopher Higgins
Art by Ian McGinty
Colors by Maarta Laiho
Letters by Mike Fiorentino

One of the nice things about the Adventure Time comic versus the show is that since it technically is in an alternate universe, there are certain things that writer Christopher Higgins is allowed to do that the show, for various reasons, is not.

Case in point: the current storyline, which began in issue #58, has a lot of time travel. It opens in the present, or the near future, which we've only glimpsed in the show itself, and I doubt they will spend any actual time there.

Other than that, this issue is basic Adventure Time fare. There's dungeons, monsters, self-sacrifice, a bit of philosophy thrown in for a good measure, and a great deal of humor. In fact, that's probably the best part of it for me, how funny it was. Seeing things like Finn try to convince the NASA-equivalent that he's actually a computer, or the identity of the man on the other line had me giggling like I was 15 years younger than I am. Which, to be fair, the show also does, so this really shouldn't come as a surprise.

On the art side of things, McGinty does a nice job of making the characters look enough like the show's art style, while retaining a sense of originality. His art style reminds me of early in the shows run, when the limbs were particularly bendy and the facial expressions were allowed to be more extreme.

Overall, this is perfect for anyone who enjoys the show, whether that be kids or adults. It strikes the right tones, and since it's a comic, it's allowed to tell longer stories with a bit more depth and exploration involved. In a lot of ways it reminds me of the structure of the older Doctor Who episodes, where each individual part had its own story to tell and that eventually added to the whole.


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Tyler Kes is from Minnesota, although he spent some time living in West Virginia, where he graduated from Marshall University in 2013. He spent some time honing his writing skills by working at a newspaper and then at a TV station, but now makes his living making tacos and writing about comics.
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