Boom! Studios and Cartoon Network have announce Adventure Time/Regular Show, a comic crossover “adventure” starting this August. The six-issue limited series will bring together the casts of the two very popular Cartoon Network series into one story.
Written by Conor McCreery (Kill Shakespeare) and illustrated by Mattia Di Meo (Uncle Grandpa), Adventure Time/Regular Show marks the first-ever crossover between the two properties.
In this adventure, a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Land of Ooo, so Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a quest to find “The Power” that can save the land. This is a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding. Finn and Jake’s arrival in Regular Show territory only creates more tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo might just “tear two sets of bros apart… forever”, according to Boom.
Writer Conor McCreery says:
When you get the opportunity to put your little flag into the surface of not one, but two of the greatest story worlds in recent history, you gotta say yes! I’m excited, terrified, tickled, and tormented by all the amazing characters and storylines that could go into this crazy thing. Adventure Time and Regular Show are special to me because of the combination of out-of-left-field humor and really deep emotion. I’m going to try to honor those twin engines as best I can with a story that has a LOT of weird stuff, a whack of battles, a few tears, and at least one incidence of Ice King being a patoot.
Artist Di Meo enthuses:
Being a super-fan of Adventure Time and Regular Show, this is really like a dream for me. I know it sounds kinda weird, but it feels just like being in love for the first time—that peculiar mixture of deep enthusiasm, and deafening emotion. Jokes aside, I want to deliver that special magic that those series always had for me. That sense of fun, adventure with that special levity that made all those stories special for me.
Boom Studios has been publishing Adventure Time comics since 2012 and Regular Show comics since 2013, so the only thing suprising about this crossover is that it didn’t happen sooner for fans of the sales-record-breaking comics.
Editor Whitney Leopard agrees, saying: “It’s almost silly that we haven’t had this crossover yet. Adventure Time and Regular Show are both incredible series with a great cast of characters that work amazingly together. Conor and Mattia bring both worlds together in such a fun and way, you’re not going to want to miss it!”
Adventure Time/Regular Show #1 features a connecting main cover by Phil Murphy (both covers will ship in a 50/50 intermix), a subscription cover by Jorge Corona that pays homage to an Avengers vs. X-Men #1 cover, and a mash-up homage cover by Dustin Nguyen, featuring Mordecai and Rigby emulating the Adventure Time title card.
Here’s our full ordering information for the first issue of the crossover:
Adventure Time/Regular Show #1 (of 6)
Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer: Conor McCreery
Artist: Mattia Di Meo
Main Cover A (Connecting 50/50 Intermix): Phil Murphy
Main Cover B (Connecting 50/50 Intermix): Phil Murphy
Subscription Variant Cover: Jorge Corona
Mash-up Homage Variant Cover: Dustin Nguyen
Format: 32 pages, full color
On sale: August 2017
Synopsis: It’s a crossover for the ages in this first-ever mash-up of two of our favorite Cartoon Network shows! When a powerful new villain threatens to conquer Adventure Time’s Ooo, Princess Bubblegum sends Finn and Jake on a desperate quest to find The Power that can save the land—a power that Skips from Regular Show just happens to be hiding! Finn and Jake’s arrival only exacerbates an existing tension between Mordecai and Rigby, and the trip back to Ooo threatens to tear two sets of bros apart…forever.