Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Issues 1-6

The first issue of Fionna and Cake begins with a flamed woman telling her story of where she lived; a desolate place and what happens when she kisses rocks. This changed when it rained for the first time and she’s surrounded by the little creatures, who then become larger to protect her, in the end trapping her inside because of their transformation back into their original form. We then see Cake is the one to have come up with this sad tale, which she makes up for by turning herself into the shape of a turd for Fionna’s amusement. Then they both begin wishing differently when Fionna thinks she sees the sun rising in the middle of the night, which turn out to be baby fire lions running away from a giant spider with Ice Queen controlling it. Fionna’s ready to go straight into a fight, but Cake reminds her of the choice of a bunch of different swords Cake had made which she could use at this moment, but since the time the Ice Queen had tricked Fionna with a crystal sword, she doesn’t know how she feels about sword slinging in general anymore. Fionna puts on her newly decorated rain boots and chooses a sword, anyways. Meanwhile Flame Prince takes the Ice Queen on in battle, getting a surprise which has him falling into Fionna’s arms, Cake holding them both up on her back, leaving us with a ‘To Be Continued’. The next story starts with Fionna and Cake doing their version of the Adventure Time team shout-out, this story being about a sweater bandit. Straight to the point, they can’t find their sweaters and come to the conclusion of a sweater “pilferer” and go in search of this thief. On their way, they run into Prince Gumball and then Marshall Lee, the former having noticed his sweater had been swiped, as well and the latter seeing who took them and where he’d gone. The culprit runs off, but Gumball locates the sweaters he’d knitted for everyone and invites them all back for hot cocoa. Quick and cute and on to the next.

The second issue starts with Cake commanding the Ice Queen to release the fire babies. Fionna takes offense on Cake’s behalf when the Ice Queen insults the cat and tries to take a physical swipe at her. The Ice Queen retaliates by ruining Fionna’s boots the same way she’d hurt the Fire Prince. When Fionna uses the sword she’s chosen against the Ice Queen, we learn which was the lucky winner, due to it’s breaking apart upon impact with the Ice Queen’s head. When Fionna gets thrown, Cake catches her and they retreat to the tree-house due to the Fire Prince’s condition. He’s napping in a “fire-bowl” and Fionna taps it, waking him up only to realize he speaks a thick accent of cat, asking for help. After uncovering the reason for his needing to get back home so badly, Fionna goes to change out of her wet clothes, Cake is surprised by Marshall Lee and ignores his question of where Fionna is, stopping for continuation later. The next bit starts with Fionna stankin’ up the place, it being noticed first by Cake, then by Lumpy Space Prince who’s dropped by to share Prince Gumball inviting them to his math lab. Fionna continues to ignore Cake as she advises her to take a bath first, so they all go to Prince Gumball’s lab and soon he’s smelling what’s up. He’s in the process of turning her away after having invited them all so Fionna specifically can have a look at something particular, but can’t have her cooties running rampant, when they hear calls of help and has the culprit running from her smellin’ so nasty. Fionna still refuses a bath and they begin to hear some rumbling when the continuation information pops and so await the conclusion later. Quite enjoyable indeed.

The third issue begins with Marshall Lee hugging it out with Cake for forgiveness of whatever had gotten her mad at him, when Fionna walks back in whilst about to say something embarrassing. Marshall Lee then confides he’s requiring Fionna’s help since Prince Gumball is in trouble due to boy’s night not going as planned, which made Fionna feel a bit left out, but then Marshall Lee continues P.G. is trapped in a dungeon and Fionna is the only one who can help him, the whole scenario making Cake none too pleased. Fionna sweet talks her into accompanying her, though and she is attached to Cake in the funniest way on their journey to the dungeon. As they get closer to the area which was blown up to get to the dungeon, Marshall Lee explains the reason they had gone where they had. When he shows her the entrance via hole in the floor M.L. is about to offer a gentlemanly way of getting Fionna to the bottom, but she hops right in with Cake guiding her fall. Fionna is talking about how hungry the place is making her when Cake is swiped and a great one-liner is said by Fionna. After kicking the enemies bones, they feast upon them whilst Marshall Lee looks on in silence and what looks like bewilderment. M.L. drags Fionna to the next room where Prince Gumball is entranced inside the gooey top bit of flan. M.L. explains why he couldn’t save P.G., which again brings a funny one-liner said by Fionna and she goes about helping P.G. by having Cake turn into a spoon. After saving the Prince and he waking, Fionna asks why she wasn’t invited to their boy’s night and the boys come clean. P.G. explains how there’s a legendary enchanted oven he’d been wanting to harness the powers of and he believed he was ready to do so, already having prepared the foodstuffs he was planning on baking, but then he realized the pilot light was out. Fire Prince wakes then and P.G. decides he should go warm up his oven, which offends Fionna, but is quickly extinguished since the Flame Prince seemed to be okay with this demand. When the item he’s baking is almost complete, P.G. informs Fionna how much he owes her and how the product he’s baking is for her, which turns out to be something she can constantly use and it also having the ability to give small wishes, the first of which is for matching shirts which make them look hilariously awesome. We then see Cake escorting all in the baby sling out of the hole, which is where we end for this issue. The next comic starts with Lemongrab going down a Fungeon and has all happy lemons go to the dungeon, then being surprised by Lady Lemongrab with a cake which proclaimed, “Happiest Lemon Day”, which ends the comic; odd one, but I’m looking forward to the next.

The fourth issue starts with P.G. asking Fionna where she found the little flame. She explains the Flame Prince’s situation and then shows what they’d found within the little flame. P.G. explains how grave a situation it was, due to the stone’s fickleness. When P.G. continues with what could eventually happen to the flame, Fionna states they have to help him since he doesn’t even realize what’s going on with him. Fionna goes for a bathroom break and the Prince reconvenes to the kitchen. We see Fionna place her pack down and L.S.P. swipes her wishing gift. L.S.P. speaks to himself of how the item will help him to accomplish his goal of being impossibly beautiful. L.S.P. presses the wish button and we see what he turns into, which makes him tear up by his own beauty. When he shows himself off to his people, they all of a sudden want to bestow gifts upon him, which makes him conclude he could get anything he asks for, but of course these decisions come with a price, which he soon realizes. When he awakes, he’s been trapped within a bubble and Fionna comes from the crowd, looking pissed. She busts through and demands what he’d stolen returned. Then the people begin to surround them, thinking she’s stealing their prince, but she tries to reason with their deeper selves. When it doesn’t do much, Fionna reconstructs his face to look like what he used to, dispersing the crowd. Fionna confides how she would’ve lent the wishing implement to L.S.P. if he’d asked, which he knew, but apparently preferred swiping. Fionna leaves with the words if L.S.P. started doing nice deeds, people would notice his beauty more naturally. We then end for this comic to continue in the next.

The fifth issue starts with Fionna making her way back with her rightful possession and realizing Cake and Gumball are nowhere to be found. Marshall Lee turns up after having a nap and tells her he’s home-bound and to impart to Gumball his words of departure. Fionna then detects Gumball and Cake deep downstairs and how they’d helped the Fire Prince. Cake then confirms how she’d made the outfit the prince is wearing and a matching one for Fionna. Then we observe Prince Gumball has taught Fire Prince an important compliment to use on the Ice Queen when they have a date, since she’s decided it would be a suitable trade for his fire lions. Fionna and the Fire Prince go off to the Ice Queen’s digs, she disguised as a lion and having a penguin answer the door, looking suspiciously at Fionna, which doesn’t last long for the Ice Queen’s entrance, acting sweetly towards the Fire Prince. When they sit at the dinner table, Fionna throws out some meows which translate into funniness and the Prince laughs at her. The Ice Queen then breaks the charade by trapping the prince in ice which is also when Fionna gives up on her costume and attacks the queen. The Queen grabs Fionna’s sword and then pulls at her long hair, when the Fire Prince sets Fionna’s hair ablaze, trying to save her, ending this section until next issue. Then we conclude “Cootie Power” with Fionna and Cake heading towards the rumbles in the distance. They see some sinorses are stampeding in Prince Gumball’s castle’s direction and Cake gets ahead of them, Fionna stopping them with her stank. We being shown what Fionna had been waiting for in order to bathe, the issue ending with the Prince inviting them inside.

The sixth issue begins with a story of a cat whom wasn’t afraid of water and was saved by a water nymph. The cat confides in the mortal water nymph there’s a way of giving the girl a way to live forever, but the nymph isn’t interested, knowing the preciousness of life for being mortal. The cat wanted to repay the nymph for her kindness and so decides to locate this treasure for her. When the cat gets into some trouble on the way, the cat is once again saved by the nymph for having been following. The water nymph is injured, though so the cat goes off to repay the debt. Then we switch over to where we left off with the Fire Prince and Cake, who go to help put out the flame which was upon Fionna. She realizes, though she can’t keep everything she holds dear and must let go of one, being some of her hair, which Cake was more attached to since she liked to play with it. Fionna then confronts the Ice Queen on her reasons for hating her, but the Ice Queen sets her straight, it’s for Fionna getting in the way than actually hating her. She goes after the Fire Prince, taking the crystal back, having done so for selfish reasons. The Ice Queen melts, though and Fionna and Cake are now in the position of having to save the fire lions and the prince. Then L.S.P. shows up wanting the wishing device and a fire lion jumps up to him, being absorbed into L.S.P. When everyone is safe, Fionna is repaid by the Fire Prince for saving him and his kittens. Cake has the idea Fionna should use her last wish to become a Fire Princess, but instead would rather wish for food and then we learning it’s all a dream, but from whom, is pretty funny. To read my reviews on Adventure Time.

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Adventure Time Summer Special

The Summer Special starts with Finn and Jake lost in the desert with Jake believing Finn is reading the map wrong, but Finn claims otherwise and so points the right direction and Jake slings him in the direction of a cave, where a Troll Guardian is standing outside. They realize it’s the right place, but they can’t pay the toll so are turned away. They decide to put up a lemonade stand for travelers to raise money, but their lemonade was not of a cool temperature and so money was returned soon after raising it. The Ice King shows up asking for lemonade, but Finn and Jake refuse to sell to him and in anger the Ice King freezes the stand for being denied the lemonade, which then Finn realizes their efforts have been turned into icy pops, ending up with them selling and so don’t even need the treasure for cashing in with the pops they sold. The next story starts with Jake frying some eggs and singing a song about it. Then he sees a pigeon near him, which Finn explains he found in an unlikely spot in his unmentionables. Jake asks why he’s holding the bird with tongs which is explained with the facts of the creature possibly being diseased. Finn figured the bird could stay a couple days, roommate-style, since the little guy wouldn’t leave.

After a couple of weeks, some of their articles have been going missing, Finn not having his pants handy and Jake bereft of his teapot. They they see the bird is using their belongings as bathing material and isn’t helping around the house either, which spurs Finn into deciding the bird should go. The bird then speaks, to their surprise, but turns into something un-bird-like, at the same time. Jake figures out the creatures origin and Finn begins fighting it, but Jake informs him the only way to beat it is through a voting system, which the creature had to obey, getting him to leave. This was also a good mini-story. The next one starts with Marceline reading and notices PB walking by. Curious, she follows her not making herself known. She follows PB to a crystal-heart tree hidden through a cave, for an experiment. PB tries to snap one off, but in her efforts, Marceline gets some entertainment from her failure.

PB then sleeps over for another try later. Whilst she sleeps, Marceline successfully gets one of the tree limbs broken off and leaves it next to her, then leaving, her job complete. Which was a sweet one in its simplicity. The next story is a Fionna and Cake mini, starting with Fionna kicking debris off of the dirty yard as Mr. Stumps complains about its mess. Cake claims she can clean it up and proceeds to eat the mess up, with Mr. Stumps in agreement to it’s cleanliness afterwards, awarding them some cash. Fionna plans on using the money to attend a Heroes and Adventurers Caucus for souvenirs, but then the money bursts into flames. She runs quickly to get her ticket, but then is shown a sign which excludes her from attending, this doesn’t stop her from trying though and so disguises herself into looking like Finn; I won’t even go into the ending, but it was cute as Bonkers. I’ll be happy to start the Fionna and Cake series.

Adventure Time Annual Issue #1

The annual issue starts with an alphabetical rhyme which take Finn and Jake through different parts of Ooo and end up at a radio station. It was a quick and fun read. The next story is with Finn and Jake playing a game called Cave of the Game-Sword. Finn gets through and sees the sword, when he reaches it, it says he’s won the game. Then it tries to get Finn to make the sword his best bud and to forget BMO and Jake, which totally ruins the win and he goes back to Jake to inform him of what he thought of it. The next story is a rap-style story of Finn and Jake going to a party and how Jake is almost carded, for being a dog, but it ends positively. The next story starts with the Ice King and Gunter doing a D&D-like quest. Finn and Jake are the bad guys in this one and Ice King tries to defeat them with his penguins. When he succeeds, Gunter takes the glory and the Ice King shouts of betrayal. Ice King is properly prickled by this and Gunter stays victorious. The next story starts with Jake being a musician and then zombies begin to attack, when he’s woken by Finn with a poke to the ear. The goal for today is to climb the tallest mountain in Ooo, but Finn gets tired before even starting and then a cloud which seemingly turned his back-pack into a life-form, asks if he would rather be carried. Jake asks why he’d want to do this and the knapsack says it’s to return the favor.

After making some headway, soon they run into ski ninjas fighting surf samurai’s for some reason on the mountain, which Finn doesn’t get to see for being attached like a backpack to his backpack. Jake doesn’t help the matter by divulging of it’s once in a lifetime awesomeness. Then they move on to witness Yeti congressmen having a meeting and Finn is having a conniption for not being able to see anything still. After an avalanche comes down whilst a goat-cheese race was in progress, so it took Jake a bit longer than normal to dig Finn out for eating cheese, as well. When they reach the summit, Finn is so mad at not having seen anything the whole trip, he whacks the sack with his stick of forgetfulness and also gets a swing at Jake too. The next time Jake wakes up Finn has planned to climb up the mountain again, but his idea is spoiled by his beanie trying to eat his face; an exceedingly good story. The next story begins with Lemongrab going to the beach, catches a lemonopus and makes lemon pie. There are more animals who get turned into snacks as we go through the story and then Finn and Jake show up, Finn getting a bit defensive to what they’re doing to the wild-life, but once seeing lemonade, joins their picnic. Funny, but disturbing.

The Abhorsen Chronicles

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I’ve read this series before and have enjoyed it thoroughly.
Sabriel: This book is filled with mystery, suspense, action, and adventure. Sabriel is a gifted girl who becomes a talented Abhorsen; someone who uses some form, commonly bells, to control the dead. (It’s a wild ride and I love it every time I read it.)

Lirael: I didn’t remember this book when I started it for the second time, so reading it from a fresh perspective helped me realize this story focuses on Sabriel and Touchstone’s son, Prince Sameth and their daughter Lirael and how they’re both trying to learn how to become what they are destined to be. There’s a plentiful amount of action and, what I’ve come to realize are magically controlled zombies. There are so many twists in this captivating tale, I can’t wait to see where it will turn next.

Abhorsen: This story leaves off where the second one ends. It focuses on Lirael and Sameth’s journey to stop a rogue necromancer and save Sameth’s friend Nicholas Sayre, who unknowingly gets caught in the middle of the war between the dead and the Abhorsen. This story is a fitting conclusion to the trilogy. It wraps up, but not to the point the reader won’t want to continue with the series. I can’t wait for the next book to be released.