Marceline and The Scream Queens was, to put it bluntly, not very good, but since this is a review lets try to be a bit more specific.
Plot 1- A Rock and Roll, rise and fall story. Seems a bit much for just six issues, but hey its Meredith Gran so work with what you know right. In all fairness the plot for the most part is fine if kinda Asspullish
at the end. My real gripe is that its very predictable and the plot riquired huge amounts of Character Derailment
. Anyone who has watched the show or read the comic might find it almost unreadable.
-Yeah thats right Negative
Ten. In a world filled with tons of characters all with their own unique back story that Gran could have chose from, she instead decides to use all new characters. This was big mistake number one, all the band mates end up being Flat Characters
with personalities that change almost each issue. Keila and Bongo are bad enough but then when you add in Guy
whose personality not only changes, but so does everything else. Speaking of Guy, I have to wonder why you would even add a new Love Interest
to Bubblegum when its just going to make him hated for that reason alone, not that it was done well anyways. Big mistake number two is that the story is advertised as, Bubblegum and Marceline together
on a road trip, except Marceline and Bubblegum are almost never
together and you can count the times they have a conversation on one, one fingered hand.
Now lets talk about our two leads here, Marceline is an angry, emotional, shell, gone is the fun loving adventurer instead all we got is a wangsty girl who wants to return home, where everyone appreciates her and her music. Bubblegum, instead of being the smart little control freak, just kinda sits around and doesn't really do anything, even though she is suppose to be the manager. In-fact everything Bonnie should be doing, like controlling Marcy, is done by Keila.
Art 4- The art is fine if a little wiggly. nothing to really comment on
Its so disappointing that the first Marceline and Bubblegum comic turned out this way lets hope if its done again in the future we get a more Adventure Time like story, and not an Octopus Pie