By Chris Sims
October is finally upon is, and here at ComicsAlliance, and one of the best parts of the month is gearing up for Halloween with costumes! It’s the one time of year when even people like me who could never cut it in our Best Cosplay Ever feature can drop by the local department store and walk out with the ability to dress up as our favorite characters.
But is that really a good thing? I have my doubts, which is why I’m spending every day taking on the store-bought costumes inspired by our favorite things. Today, we’re running down the costumes based on Adventure Time, featuring Sexy Lumpy Space Princess and the best Finn and Jake costume ever!
Funko’s Pop Vinyl series is set to continue its Adventure Time line this fall with six new figures joining the current assemblage of Finn, Jake, Ice King, Marceline the Vampire Queen and Lumpy Space Princess. Natasha Allegri’s fan-favorite female versions of AT’s usual male protagonists Fionna and Cake are notable standouts, with Princess Bubblegum, Ice King’s penguin Gunter, Lemongrab and BMO rounding the half-dozen figure strong wave out.
Following the haunting “Finn the Human" episode of Adventure Time, many fans may have thought they’d never see the bleak “Farmland” timeline again. Leave it to Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb to not leave you hanging, though. A comparatively dour version of AT’s last boy on Earth known as Finn Mertens a.k.a. “Farmland Finn” returned in the last issue of AT and his mechanical-armed adventures continue in Adventure Time #19 on August 21. Things aren’t exactly what they seem this time around, however, as both Finn and his best friend Jake the dog work together to overcome the weirdness of converging nightmare worlds.
Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun’s detective adventure continues this week in Adventure Time: Candy Capers#2, by Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya and Ian McGinty. This time, though? Marceline the Vampire Queen and Treetrunks are on the case. With Finn and Jake missing, PB appoints the odd couple the new heroes of the Land of Ooo. Both heroines have proven themselves capable on other adventures, but when it comes to their dynamic as a duo, this comic answers a burning question in AT fandom. When teamed up… which one is the loose cannon?
Voice actor John DiMaggio will meet himself on Wednesday night’s new episode of Futurama when his character Bender comes across Finn the Boy and Jake the Dog (the latter of whom DiMaggio also voices) from Adventure Time, the show’s creators teased via Facebook.
By Chris Sims
On the off chance that you aren’t already aware of it through our near-constant coverage, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time is one of our favorite things in the entire universe. The show’s unique combination of action, comedy and surprisingly dark content has won over a legion of fans, and raised plenty of questions. Fortunately, San Diego brought us the chance to sit down with John DiMaggio, Olivia Olson, Jeremy Shada and Tom Kinney to talk about their roles, their interaction with fans, and how they feel about fans mashing up their songs with the work of Jay-Z.
There’ve been a number of Adventure Time spinoffs care of Boom! Studios over the past two years, but Yuko Ota, Ananth Panagariya and Ian McGinty’s six-issue miniseries following Peppermint Butler and Cinnamon Bun is perhaps (literally) the sweetest yet. Set to debut on July 17, Adventure Time: Candy Capers will see Princess Bubblegum’s most competent servant and… most well meaning citizen set out on a hunt to find a kidnapped Finn and Jake. Boom! won’t make you wait to see art from a little deeper in the series, however, and has sent CA an early look at the covers for Adventure Time: Candy Capers #4 by Mia Schwartz, Yasmin Liang, Eva Eskelinen and Michael Dialynas.