ComiXology, Amazon’s premier digital shopping & reading platform for comics has launched their Originals program with the all-ages title from BOOM! Studios and Cartoon Network, Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular. The program was unveiled last October and is a new program with exclusive comic content only found on ComiXology and Kindle devices. The Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular is available for $3.99 on comiXology and Kindle, or free at launch to comiXology Unlimited subscribers and as part of the 30-day free trial for comiXology Unlimited.
Marshall Lee is the male counterpart of Marceline the Vampire Queen. He appears in the popular Fionna and Cake universe of Adventure Time. The special edition contains a fully painted cover by cartoonist Fábio Moon (Daytripper), the 22-pages, three all-new original Marshall Lee stories, and an original song.
“Not Funny” by writer Mariko Tamaki and artist Audrey Mok. The lead story features New York Times bestselling writer Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Supergirl) with artist Audrey Mok (Josie and the Pussycats) and follows Marshall Lee and his uncontrollable laughter at unfunny things.
- “The Bravest Prince” by Melanie Gillman and artist Trungles. Writer Melanie Gillman (As the Crow Flies) teams up with artist Trungles (Fresh Romance) for a story in which Prince Gumball witnesses Marshall Lee’s fear of…flowers.
- “Disqualified” by S.M. Vidaurri and artist Asia Kendrick-Horton. Writer S.M. Vidaurri (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: Witches) joins with artist Asia Kendrick-Horton (Steven Universe) for a story in which Prince Gumball attempts to win a competition by trying to be more villainous than Marshall Lee.
“It’s Not Hard To Be Bad” Written and drawn by S.M. Vidaurri. Vidaurri closes out the issue by composing a song for Marshall Lee to sing while playing guitar in a spectacular one pager.
To sweeten the deal, ComiXology is having a BOOM! Studios discount sale through January 23rd.
“Adventure Time attracts the attention of a really wide range of people, from children to adults, and what first caught my attention were creators I admire talking about the show and wanting to contribute to the comic just because they were fans,” said Fabio Moon (Two Brothers, Daytripper), cover artist for the Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular. “The characters are weird enough as to be visually interesting to be interpreted in different artistic styles. I started sketching Finn and Jake, but it was great that what they really wanted the cover to focus on was Marshall Lee. Somehow, I related more with the gender-swapped versions of the characters. It’s one of the best ideas of the show. I had just watched an episode that focused on Marshall Lee before doing the cover, so it came fairly quick.”
“Who doesn’t love Adventure Time,” said Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer, Skim), writer of the Adventure Time Marshall Lee Spectacular story “Not Funny.” “I would not like to meet such a person. I would never share a slice of cake with such a person. I love these characters!”