Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Marceline and the Scream Queens Sucks
In the first issue your walked through a story you might get with a promotional toy. Your introduced to Marceline's band, which seems to include a human, which makes no sense, and shows writer Meredith Gran doesn't get the Adventure Time universe. Marceline's band plays a concert in the Candy Kingdom and PB is so taken with the music she decides to be their manager on their tour. PB also takes Beemo without mentioning why.
Anyway, reading this new tale in Ooo about Marceline and her band of boring characters made me want to barf. Writer Meredith Gran is unable to capture the spirit of the show and the main comic, especially in the dialogue of Marceline and Princess Bubblegum. The words that Marceline and PB share just don't fit them and just isn't funny to read.
What's sad is there are elements that are good in the tale and Meredith's art is fine, but she should have had some help doing it. It seems like she should be working with someone on the comic, not just by herself.