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''Adventure Time'' is a comic book series by Creator/KaboomComics. The first 34 issues were written by Creator/RyanNorth, with [[Webcomic/TheAdventuresOfDrMcNinja Christopher Hastings]] to write the book from that point on. It is based on [[WesternAnimation/AdventureTime the animated series]].

See also ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineAndTheScreamQueens'', ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeWithFionnaAndCake'', and ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeGraphicNovels''.
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!!This comic book series provides examples of:

* AIIsACrapshoot: In the computer virus arc, the evil virus Kewlboy is accidentally created by the combination of a "harmless" virus designed to improve computer games, and a military malware program designed to destroy computer systems.
* AlternateContinuity: The comic series has introduced two key developments that may make it diverge from the cartoon--[[spoiler:the Lich is ''thrown into the sun'']] and [[spoiler:the missing chunk of the planet is restored]]. Also, in the backup story of issue #11, we find out that in this continuity, [[spoiler:Billy is still alive]].
** An alternate theory is that all the events of the comic book take place during the fourth season, since the characters and their relationships seem to follow that status quo. (This was shot down in the bubblegum kudzu arc, where Lemongrab is clearly depicted as on his way to his monstrous state in "Too Old".)
** [[http://ryannorth.tumblr.com/post/23729809967/something-that-comes-up-pretty-often-is-this This]] states that it ''is'' canon, and set during and/or after the show. The blog entry notes that there should only be ''small'' divergences due to little finicky last minute additions to the show. Given the two major divergences mentioned above, either this is BlatantLies or there's a rather depressing amount of StatusQuoIsGod (if not ForegoneConclusion) for the next few seasons on the show (compared to the comic, anyway).
*** [[spoiler: It is heavily implied that the Lich hasn't come around in a while in the comic. And the missing chunk isn't that big of a deal in the show, it's just kind of there.]]
*** The show creators, on the other hand, have explicitly stated that the comics are not canon and are never taken into consideration when making episodes of the show.
* ArcVillain: In the comics' multi-issue arcs, the Lich and Kewlboy.
* ArmedWithCanon: The comic keeps on throwing bones to Finn/Bubblegum shippers in ways that seem overtly designed to knock down the obstacles to the ship in the TV series. In two separate potential futures shown in the comics, Finn and Bubblegum are in a relationship. (In the first one, Bubblegum explicitly says that the age difference isn't so big now Finn's in his twenties. And in the second one, they're actually in a three-way marriage with Marceline to avoid upsetting the Bubblegum/Marceline shippers.)
* ArtInitiatesLife: Desert Princess's specialty is making animated sand sculptures.
* ArtShift: In Issue 11, Finn, Jake and Marceline go into BMO to play "Super Guts Punch 3", which is done in pixel art.
* BadFuture: The time travel arc in issues 6-9, in which BMO has accidentally created evil robots that conquer all of Ooo.
* BagOfHolding: The comic's first story involves the Lich using one in an attempt to suck up the entire planet. Then he'll toss the bag into the sun.
* BatmanCanBreatheInSpace: [[JustifiedTrope Justified]]; the comic notes that the gems allow Finn and Jake to breathe in space.
* BetterThanABareBulb: Pretty much everything gets viciously lampshaded either by the characters in the narrative or via notes in the margins.
* BigNo: Delivered by Finn when he and Jake enter the magic bag.
* BizarroUniverse: Adventure Tim's world in issue 5.
* BloodierAndGorier: There's some blood in this.
* BloodSplatteredWarrior: Finn covered head-to-toe in giant fish innards after disembowelling Ice King's giant fish monster.
* BrainUploading: Randall M Byron, a pre-war computer programmer who brain uploaded himself to survive the Mushroom War.
* BreakingTheFourthWall: "[[Creator/HyndenWalch Hynden]], is that you?"
--> Princess Bubblegum: No it's me Marceline.
* BrickJoke: In Issue 27, PB calls Finn and Jake to help out with a ghost problem, except that they're not home because they are the ghosts (unintentionally) causing the problem (don't worry, they get better). So, PB is about to call her back-up choice, which Finn hopes isn't a couple of knock-offs named something like Flynn and Blake. It's actually a team like the Film/{{Ghostbusters}}, but guess who shows up at the end of Issue 29, after the storyline is over?
* CallBack: Finn's badass future version in the time travel arc is based on the future version of himself he saw/imagined at the beginning of "Mortal Folly".
* CanonForeigner: Desert Princess and Water Princess.
* {{Catchphrase}}[=/=]TitleDrop
* ChooseYourOwnAdventure: In Issue 10 and the ''[=KaBOOM!=] Summer Blast'' Free Comic Book Day Edition reprint.
* ContagiousAI: The villainous Kewlboy.
* ContinuityNod:
** In the third issue, Finn refers to advice given to him by Abraham Lincoln in the past on Mars, which is a hallucination he had in the cartoon's pilot.
** The mysterious missing chunk of the planet is explored [[spoiler:and filled in]].
** Issue 7 shows Bubblegum wearing her rock T-shirt from "What was Missing".
** Issue 11 references the mess made the last time Finn and Jake tried going into BMO to play video games, in the episode "Guardians of Sunshine".
** Issue 12 is a sequel to the TV episode "Wizard Battle", with many of the same wizards turning up. Plus Marceline's abusive ex-boyfriend Ash from "Memory of a Memory".
** Issue 15 shows Lumpy Space Princess wearing a carrier bag as a dress, as in "Gotcha!".
** In Issue 18, the treasure of Hunson Abadeer's branch of the dungeon turns out to be [[spoiler: a moldy old pile of french fries, implied to be the same fries of Marceline's that he ate according to "It Came From the Nightosphere" and "Memory of a Memory".]]
** In issues 18-9, Finn's LotusEaterMachine hallucination is the Farmworld from the TV episodes "Finn the Human"/"Jake the Dog".
** Issue 19 has Jake's treasure from beating the whole dungeon be a mailman outfit, referring back to his childhood dream as revealed in "Princess Cookie".
** In Issue 21, Princess Bubblegum calls back the events of "Slumber Party Panic" when she says the most the Gumball Guardians will do to trouble-makers is "make you to do their math homework".
** Issue 28 features Anti-Ghost Princess, who is Ghost Princess from the same-titled episode back from the dead and busting Ghosts throughout Ooo.
* DependingOnTheArtist
* EverythingsBetterWithDinosaurs: Issue 25 starts off with Carl the Gem's creation in the dinosaur age. And the story of a random ''TyrannosaurusRex''.
** Dinosaur fossils frequently show up in Issues 1 and 2.
* EvilGloating: The Lich is more verbose in this, which irks many fans.
** Kewlboy (formally Ewlbo) frequently does this.
* ExactWords: In Issue 20, the Gumball Guardian goes berserk because Ice King mind-controlled it, and then tried to release it with the words "Go do whatever. Go nuts!".
* FakeOutFadeOut: At the beginning of Issue 3.
* FanFic: In-universe, again by the Ice King, titled [[TeasingCreator "Fionna and Cake meet Finn and Jake"]].
* FlippingTheTable: Finn does this when he gets frustrated in Issue 3.
-->'''Finn:''' HOW! COME! WE! ''(table flip)'' '''[[color:orange:KEEP NOT WINNING?!]]'''
** Jake tries to do this in Issue 5, but fails to realize that Adventure Tim has nailed his kitchen table to the floor.
* TheFourthWallWillNotProtectYou: In Issue 10 and the ''[=KaBOOM!=] Summer Blast'' Free Comic Book Day Edition reprint, Finn and Jake end up under the influence of the reader in a ChooseYourOwnAdventure story. All their methods of getting their free will back involve messing with the reader.
* FusionDance: [[spoiler:The second issue implies that Desert Princess is actually an amalgamation of various Candy citizens.]]
* FutureBadass: Seen in the TimeTravel story arc in issues 6-9.
* GilliganCut: While Finn and Jake explore an abandoned military factory in issue 26, Finn remarks "I can't imagine a single thing our pals could be doing that's more interesting than exploring this crazy old dungeon!" Cue panels of Marceline fighting a dragon, Lumpy Space Princess fighting [[RobotMe a robotic version of herself]], and Princess Bubblegum... sitting in bed, reading a book.
* GoneHorriblyWrong: The mind-controlling bubblegum monster turns out to be another of PB's attempts to create a successor.
* GrievousBottleyHarm: PB attempts this on the Lich with a broken flask.
* GroundhogDayLoop: In the first issue of the time travel arc, Jake uses the first time machine thousands of times to try to make his day perfect.
* HandshakeSubstitute: The fist bump, which the comic notes there can not be enough of in any story, whether fiction or nonfiction.
* HollywoodHacking: The visual conventions of Hollywood Hacking are exhaustively parodied in the computer virus arc.
* {{Homage}}: Marceline's poster in issue 12 is a homage to the style of Alfonse Mucha.
* HurlItIntoTheSun: The Lich's plan with the entire planet with the help of a BagOfHolding. [[spoiler:He ends up being cast into the sun himself]].
* ImprobableAntidote: Lemongrab's lemon bodily fluids turn out to be the only thing that can stop the mind-controlling bubblegum.
* LampshadeWearing: Lemongrab ''and'' his Lemon Camel are seen wearing lampshades after Jake's crazy party at the start of issue 7.
* LateToTheTragedy: Finn and Jake in the bubblegum arc, because they didn't bother to listen to PB's message for over a day.
* LaughingMad: PB at the end of the bubblegum arc, when she realises that she needed Finn and Jake (but in this case, especially Jake) to save the day again.
* LethalJokeItem: In the first arc, the Lich demonstrates just how dangerous a Bag of Holding can be.
* LotusEaterMachine: What the Lich's dungeon does to Finn, Jake and Ice King.
* MagicPants: In the bubblegum arc, this happens to Marceline's red leggings when she shifts to giant bat monster form.
* MakingASplash: Water Princess.
* MindControlEyes: In the bubblegum arc, the characters under the bubblegum's control get pink eyes.
* MundaneUtility: In one short, Finn and Jake try to get Marceline to suck all the red colour out of their clothes, after they get accidentally dyed in the wash. Marceline is angry and makes them do all her housework before she'll help them.
* NoTimeToExplain: Said by Finn when he and Jake appear out of nowhere in Issue 3, and then Princess Bubblegum says it's clear what's going on.
* OcularGushers: How [[MakingASplash Water Princess]] uses her powers.
* OpeningShoutOut: The first issue opens with Finn and Jake filming the show's opening flight over Ooo, and then shows versions of the first two scenes of the credit sequence proper, with Jake jumping on Finn's head and Finn riding a stilt-legged Jake through mountains. The second issue again imitates the opening flight to show the damage the Lich has done to Ooo.
* PaintingTheMedium: The Lich speaks with white text on a black speech balloon. Marceline speaks with yellow all-caps text on a magenta speech balloon when she's a monster.
* PictorialSpeechBubble: In issue 15, Magic Man curses Finn and Jake with being only able to use these to communicate.
* PillowPistol: PB keeps a fire extinguisher full of jaw-breaker candy by her bed, in case she suddenly needs to fortify her bedroom.
* POVCam: "Adventure Me" is entirely seen through the eyes of an unidentified friend of Finn and Jake.
* ThePowerOfLove: Destroys the Lich's illusions in issue 19, expressed through Finn and Jake rapping.
* RapidFireTyping: In the computer virus arc, Marceline has to explain to Finn and Jake that "hacking" does not mean typing random characters as fast as possible.
* TheReveal: "Adventure Me" from Issue 20 is from the point of view of an unknown friend of Finn and Jake, who turns out to be [[spoiler: Princess Bubblegum.]]
* RobotWar: In issue 7, Finn and Jake accidentally travel into the future and find [[spoiler:BMO]] accidentally started one.
* SealedEvilInACan: The evil computer virus Kewlboy was trapped in an old cartridge of a computer game called ''Super Guts Punch 3'', until BMO found it and loaded it into hirself.
* ShipTease: Issue 8 makes it pretty clear how Ryan North feels about the twist at the end of "[[spoiler:Too Young]]." Also counts as a subversion of ShipSinking from the show, if the book is canon.
* ShoutOut:
** [[Webcomic/SweetBroAndHellaJeff "We are doing this, bros!! We are making this happen!!"]]
** Issue 1 shows a cross-section of the ground... including a [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics fossilized T. rex about to stomp on a house]]. Considering that Ryan North writes the comic...
*** Also in the cross-section of the ground there are three prehistoric mammal skulls reminiscent of [[WesternAnimation/IceAge Manny, Sid, and Diego]].
** Issue 2 makes a shout out to Princess Bubblegum's voice actress, when Marceline mistakes PB for someone.
--> Marceline: Huh what? Hynden, is that you?
--> Princess Bubblegum: No it's me Marceline.
** Adventure Tim is a shout out to the AlternateUniverse of ''Series/{{Farscape}}'' seen in the episodes "Unrealised Realities" and "Prayer", in which pairs of the regular characters somehow got combined into a single person.
** In the time travel arc, the robots turning evil when they get wet is a Shout Out to ''Film/{{Gremlins}}''.
** One of the time travel issues has a short back-up in which Bubblegum and BMO discuss various hazards of time travel, with explicit Shout Outs to Creator/KurtVonnegut's ''Literature/SlaughterhouseFive'', Creator/RayBradbury's "Literature/ASoundOfThunder", and Creator/LarryNiven's "All The Myriad Ways".
** Marceline's outfit in issues 11-2 includes a shop assistant's uniform shirt with a namebadge reading "[[Series/DoctorWho Rose]]".
** Issue 11 has a montage of scenes from Super Guts Punch 3 featuring references to ''VideoGame/{{Pitfall}}'', ''VideoGame/QBert'', ''VideoGame/SuperMarioBros1'', ''VideoGame/DonkeyKong'', and ''ExciteBike''.
** In Issue 20, [[spoiler:Princess Bubblegum's]] adventuring suit is a black and green logo-free version of a classic ''ComicBook/{{Batgirl}}'' costume.
** In Issue 21, Peppermint Butler tells a bunch of dignitaries here to see Princess Bubblegum that [[VideoGame/SuperMarioBros "The Princess is in another castle."]]
** Issue 25's intro is a shout out to the writer's webcomic ''Webcomic/DinosaurComics''. There's even a small caption on the bottom of the page that says: "I am enjoying these... these Dinosaur Comics. HOPEFULLY YOU ARE AS WELL?"
** In Issue 26, the machine that turns Finn and Jake into ghosts resembles the machine from ''Film/{{Casper}}'' that turns ghosts into people.
* SignatureStyle: It's pretty obvious that [[Webcomic/DinosaurComics Ryan North]] writes the comic. Perhaps...super obvious?
* SpinOff: Several mini-series, beginning with ''ComicBook/AdventureTimeMarcelineAndTheScreamQueens'', which was announced after only two issues of the ongoing series had been published.
* SplitPersonality: Adventure Tim is a fusion of Finn and Jake with two separate personalities.
* StrangeMindsThinkAlike:
** "'''AMAZING DRILL HANDS!!'''"
** After the earth is restored, Desert Princess goes missing, and Jake tries to figure out where she went by imitating a princess and saying, "I'm the new princess in town! I'm super nice and everybody likes me!" Cut to the kidnapped Desert Princess, who is bewildered as to why Ice King would kidnap her because she's super nice and everybody likes her.
* StylisticSuck: The Ice King's new fanfiction is about as terrible as the last one.
* SuddenlyAlwaysKnewThat: Marceline's computer skills in the computer virus arc.
* SwallowedWhole: Marceline does this to PB to protect her from the mind-controlling bubblegum. PB's response is "Oh my gosh, let's not do that again for a long time, okay?".
* TalkingToThemself: Adventure Tim does this in two different text colours.
* ThisIsADrill: Finn and Jake's initial plan to escape the bag.
* TimeSkip: A memory-eating monster causes Finn to undergo a few of these in the "Mnemnoid" arc (issues #31-34).
* UnsoundEffect: ''[[http://images2.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20120206180418/adventuretimewithfinnandjake/images/2/24/Tumblr_lyuizoKusf1qcb6pdo1_1280.jpg write write write write]]''
* UnusualEuphemism: Staying true to the cartoon. "Asymptotic!"
* ViolenceReallyIsTheAnswer: Again, staying true to the show. "But there's gotta be '''SOMETHING''' we can punch to escape!"
* TheVirus: The mind-controlling bubblegum in Issues 21-4.
* [[WhatTheHellPlayer What The Hell, Reader?]]: Marceline [[BreakingTheFourthWall calls out the reader]] in the second issue for [[MediumAwareness turning the page]] instead of staying to help her fight the Lich.
* WorldOfPun:
** There is a princess who lives in the magic bag named Desert Princess... who's made up of various ''desserts''.
** What time is it? Ad Venture Time!
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