Media Release — BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network Enterprises are proud to debut ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #1, the first issue of a new three issue limited comic book series set in a world separate from but inspired by the Emmy® Award-winning Cartoon Network animated series Adventure Time, in May 2018. When Finn breaks a promise he can’t remember making, Chronologius Rex, the Lord of Hours and All Time, confronts him. Ted Anderson (My Little Pony) and Marina Julia (Lumberjanes, SLAM! The Next Jam) set Finn on a journey to confront the ghosts of his past selves, the alternate selves of his present, and all his possible futures, while Jake gathers help from all of Ooo and beyond. Together, they must save Finn before he goes beyond the Vanishing Point and is erased from every reality!
ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #1 features a wraparound main cover by Victoria Maderna (Adventure Time), along with variant covers by Diigii Daguna (Adventure Time Comics) and Corey Booth (Over The Garden Wall).
“Adventure Time is a show that holds a special place in my heart—it’s so big, so weird, so beautiful, and it never goes where you expect it to,” said Ted Anderson. “This series is my tribute to the characters and that special world, focusing on what makes Finn and Jake’s adventures so special.”
“I’m excited to be working on BEGINNING OF THE END—I’ve definitely been a fan of Adventure Time for a while!” said Marina Julia. “It’s a really great creative show and it’s gone in so many different directions and done so many different things over the years, and that’s really fun to get to dive into.”
ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END is the latest release from BOOM! Studios’ critically acclaimed KaBOOM! imprint, publisher of world-class licensed series such as Steven Universe, Over the Garden Wall, Peanuts, and Garfield, along with original series like Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu and The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer.
“ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END is a celebration of the show and of the comic,” said Whitney Leopard, Editor, BOOM! Studios. “Every page will be a wild ride filled with exciting moments for our two best pals, Finn and Jake. Ted and Marina are a perfect team and you won’t want to miss their love letter to the series.”
Print copies of ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END #1 will be available for sale in May 2018 at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the nearest one) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers, including comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and the BOOM! Studios app.
For more on ADVENTURE TIME: BEGINNING OF THE END and other projects from BOOM! Studios, please visit www.boom-studios.com and follow @boomstudios on Twitter.
About Cartoon Network Enterprises
Cartoon Network Enterprises (CNE) is responsible for building consumer products and merchandising programs for a wide range of brands by securing and supporting long-term licensing partnerships across all categories. As the global branding and merchandising arm of Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, the division manages the consumer product programs for the networks’ award-winning original programming, brands and characters including Ben 10, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, The Amazing World of Gumball, Mighty Magiswords, and We Bare Bears, as well as Rick and Morty on Adult Swim.
Cartoon Network is Turner’s global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, We Bare Bears and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network inspires the next generation of creators and innovators by engaging its audience at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its award-winning pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up, is an acknowledged and often-used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.
Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.
About BOOM! Studios
BOOM! Studios was founded by Ross Richie in 2005 with the singular focus of creating world-class comic book and graphic novel storytelling for all audiences. Through the development of four distinct imprints—BOOM! Studios, BOOM! Box, KaBOOM!, and Archaia—BOOM! has produced award-winning original work, including Lumberjanes, The Woods, Giant Days, Klaus, and Mouse Guard, while also breaking new ground with established licenses such as WWE, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Cartoon Network, and Jim Henson Company properties. BOOM! will also bring their original series to life through unique first-look relationships with 20th Century Fox for film and with Fox Television for the small screen. Please visit www.boom-studios.com for more information.