YMMV / Super Mario Adventures

  • Broken Base: There are some fans who really didn't care for Peach in this comic. The implication that a female character can only be strong if she's Rambo in a dress rubbed some the wrong way. Plus some also see the scene in which she threatens to blow up herself and her friends just to kill the Koopalings as her Moral Event Horizon.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Peach, due to being an Adaptational Badass.
  • Fridge Horror: Toad is never seen after chapter eight. Then we remember that Bowser threatened to turn the Princess' people into stone if she said no to his marriage request.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Writer/translator Leslie Swan, who worked on the Super Mario Adventures comic, has voiced two female characters in the Mario series: Peach and Mona from WarioWare. Now note the sequence where Peach shows up as part of a pizza delivery, matching Mona's employment in Twisted. Better yet, the delivery was made by Yoshi, making him a Pizza Dinosaur.
    • One panel has Luigi staring intensely at Friendly Floyd in manner not unlike the (in)famous "Luigi Death Stare" meme spawned by Mario Kart 8.
    • A plot with Bowser marrying Peach would later be canon in the games.
  • Inferred Holocaust: Try not to think about the implications of dozens of Boos, complete with a Big Boo, who can't be stopped by staring at them, and have no problem leaving their abode even in broad daylight. And they're still on good terms with Bowser. Hopefully they won't take advantage of this.
  • Older Than They Think:
    • This comic was also one of the earliest media forms to show Peach's castle and her royal court.
    • The characters in Super Mario Adventures display some of the personality traits that would define them in later games — traits such as Luigi's cowardliness and fear of ghosts, Bowser's amorous feelings towards Peach, and Peach's willingness to fight to save Mario (which she does in Super Princess Peach), as well as the misconception that Yoshi can only say his name.
    • Mario crashing a shotgun wedding, as well as a homicidal wedding cake.
    • Also Luigi dressing as Peach.
    • In the first Mario vs Wario comic, Mario is revealed to be only 20-something years old (It's been 20 years since he saw Wario, last time he did they were small children), long before Super Smash Bros. Melee confirmed that he is 26.
    • Bowser has a Magikoopa as an advisor, four years before "Kamek" was introducednote .
    • This comic was also the origin of "Weegee" (used here as Mario's affectionate nickname for Luigi), long before the Mario Is Missing! memenote .
    • The Koopaling's hairstyles were reused in Mario & Luigi Superstar Saga, keep note that this was during the debut of Super Mario World and the Koopalings hadn't received their updated looks yet.