Here's a peek behind the scenes for any of you wondering what the glamorous jet-set life of someone who sits around reading comic books for a living: You get a lot of press releases. I think there was one week before San Diego where I was getting 40 of those things every day, which is well past what I would consider critical mass for PR. What I'm getting at here is that with so many press releases coming across the desk, it takes a lot to get me excited about them.
And then you get one where Ryan North, Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb, the award-winning team behind the Adventure Time comic, are doing a story about a dinosaur in a spacesuit. And now you have my attention.
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.
You're probably already familiar with Ryan North as the creator of Dinosaur Comics or the author of BOOM!'s Eisner award-winning Adventure Time series -- or possibly as the writer of the world's most in-depth critique of the novelization of Back to the Future -- but thanks to Kickstarter, he has another line on his resume: An author who decided his first attempt at a novel should be improving Hamlet.
And just how do you improve Hamlet? Easy. You turn it into an 800-page Choose Your Own Adventure style gamebook and raise enough money to stock it with illustrations by amazing webcomic artists, and make sure to actually put the pirate battle in there this time. I talked to North about his approach to the book, why he wanted to try his hand at a chooseable-path adventure, and why he gave Ophelia a bonus to science.
This October, Boom! Studios' ongoing Adventure Time title by writer Ryan North and artists Shelli Paroline and Braden Lamb will get expressive covers raised by wolves, charging into the future, posing for an anime style photo op and gazing across a sea of sprawling color.Emily Partridge, Ryo Nishiguchi, Wes Craig and CA's own Sarah Horrocks are all bringing their brand
Though the title of Jeremy Sorese's Adventure Time#15 backup is "Give Us Back BMO," fans needn't worry about Finn and Jake going full Gibson in next week's issue - their sentient video game console pal/roommate isn't being held for ransom, after all. Unfortunately, it's ev
Between the show, the comic, the 3DS game and other assorted tie-ins and merchandise, there is a lot of Adventure Time stuff out there. This week, though, a new mobile game for iOS was released and immediately rocketed past almost everything else to t
If you dug the first installment of Chris Schweizer's "Princess of Rad Hats" backup in last month's Adventure Time, you'll be pleased to know that it'll be back for part two in Wednesday's Adventure Time #14. Schweizer's second installme
It always feels a bit like summertime in the Land of Ooo, what with Finn, Jake and all of their friends more or less having no proper careers or schooling to slog through, but Boom! Studios' Adventure Time #17 covers seem poised to do
Where some conventions skew more toward pop culture than comic books, this past weekend's Emerald City Comicon 2013 stocked Seattle with hundreds of prominent creators from every corner of the medium. ComicsAlliance
We've talked about Machine of Death before here at ComicsAlliance, covering the short fiction collection featuring some of our favorite webcomics creators, built around the premise of a machine that predict how you're going to die with 100% accuracy -- and a dark sense of humor. The original, independently published collection rocketed to the #1 spot on Amazon when it was released, and
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