Exclusive Preview: ‘Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon’ #4
Today we have a special exclusive first look at Adventure Time: Marcy & Simon #4, the latest issue in the series featuring the once immortal Simon and the still immortal Vampire Queen Marceline. The writer is Olivia Olson, the voice of Marceline on the TV show, and the artist is Slimm Fabert, who has worked on many other Adventure Time comics. The comic will be out on April 17, so this is a very early sneak peek. The complete press release and the variant covers are below the preview. Enjoy!
Your First Look at ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #4 by Olivia Olson and Slimm Fabert
Discover The Future of Your Favorite Vampire Queen & Former Ice King in March 2019
LOS ANGELES, CA – BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network today revealed a first look at ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #4 (of 6). Writer Olivia Olson (voice of Marceline, Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time) and artist Slimm Fabert (Adventure Time comic series) bring fans the exciting official comic book continuation by revealing what’s next for the once immortal Simon and the still immortal Vampire Queen Marceline in comic book form.
Marcy and Simon’s friendship has endured over 900 years and through bouts of insanity and amnesia but just when Marcy thinks she’s found a way to restore Simon’s memories for good, things take a turn for the worse. The Dark Lord of the Nightosphere, Marcy’s dad, messed up and somehow mixed Simon’s identity with his Ice King persona. Now Simon’s caught between his present and his past, and Marcy thinks it’s all her fault. Will she manage to save Simon from the influence of dark magic and salvage their friendship with the help of Jake, Finn, Bubblegum, and the gang? Or will Simon succumb to the curse of the Ice King once more?
A modern-day fable, the critically-acclaimed Adventure Time became a global success, attracting adult and kid viewers alike over the course of 10 seasons. It follows unlikely heroes Finn and Jake, buddies who traverse the mystical Land of Ooo and encounter its colorful inhabitants. The best of friends, our heroes always find themselves in the middle of heart-pounding escapades. Finn, a silly kid with an awesome hat and Jake, a brassy dog with a big kind heart, depend on each other through thick and thin. Adventure Time™ is created by Pendleton Ward and produced at Cartoon Network Studios.
BOOM! Studios has been publishing the New York Times bestselling Adventure Time comic books and graphic novels through their KaBOOM! imprint for middle grade readers since 2012 and been honored with Eisner, Harvey, and Diamond Gem Awards for the series.
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON is Olson’s third writing contribution to the expanded literary world of the eponymous franchise, previously collaborating with her father Martin Olson (the voice of “Hunson Abadeer”) on The Adventure Time™Encyclopedia. The two also co-authored Adventure Time™: The Enchiridion & Marcy’s Super Secret Scrapbook, written from a first-person perspective through Marceline’s diary entries about when she and Simon first met. Both Adventure Time books, published in partnership between Abrams and Cartoon Network, are available now everywhere books are sold.
“Marcy is fierce, loyal, and willing to go to the ends of the universe to help her best friend Simon regain his memories, but it may be that there’s no easy solution when it comes to unpacking Simon’s history without destroying his identity.” said Matthew Levine, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Every step forward seems like two steps back but it’s our struggles and how we pick ourselves up after a misstep that define us. Olivia and Slimm do an incredible job of breathing life into Marcy, Simon, and the rest of our favorite characters as they all forge forward on the all-important mission to save Simon and restore his friendship with Marcy.”
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #4 features a main cover by Brittney Williams (Goldie Vance), along with variant covers by artist Amelia Vidal (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) and illustrator Ray Tonga.
ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ award-winning KaBOOM! imprint, home to comics for middle grade and younger readers including licensed series such as Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Regular Show, Ben 10, and Over The Garden Wall, along with original series like Just Beyond: The Scare School by R.L. Stine and Kelly & Nichole Matthews, Hex Vet by Sam Davies, RuinWorld by Derek Laufman, Hotel Dare by Terry Blas and Claudia Aguirre, and Pandora’s Legacy by Kara Leopard, Kelly & Nichole Matthews.
Print copies of ADVENTURE TIME™: MARCY & SIMON #4 will be available on April17, 2019 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you), or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
About Brigid Alverson
Brigid Alverson, the editor of the Good Comics for Kids blog, has been reading comics since she was 4. She has an MFA in printmaking and has worked as a book editor and a newspaper reporter; now she is assistant to the mayor of Melrose, Massachusetts. In addition to editing GC4K, she writes about comics and graphic novels at MangaBlog, SLJTeen, Publishers Weekly Comics World, Comic Book Resources, MTV Geek, and Good E-Reader.com. Brigid is married to a physicist and has two daughters in college, which is why she writes so much. She was a judge for the 2012 Eisner Awards.
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