Attentive Adventure Time watchers may have noticed a cameo by Regular Show‘s Mordecai– of sorts – in the episode “Ketchup,” which you can see below.
Granted, it’s BMO’s rather creative retelling (to Marceline) of something that didn’t exactly happen. And that Blue Jay, while actually voiced by J.G. Quintel and spouting the signature “whooooooo,” isn’t exactly the canonical version of Mordecai. But if it’s a true Adventure Time/Regular Show crossover you want, you need only visit your local comic shop this week.
It’s only fitting that these two crazy shows, both filled with anthropomorphic creatures and ever-ramping oddities, and both embracing and thriving in Cartoon Network’s 15-minute episode format, would eventually have a crossover. But with Regular Show now ended after 260+ episodes, and Adventure Time‘s run coming to an end in 2018, it falls to the comics medium to host this impossibly fun idea.
KaBOOM!, an imprint of publisher BOOM! Studios, brings Adventure Time/Regular Show #1 to comics stores this Wednesday.
“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.”
“The Power” is something from Regular Show that premiered in the very first episode, a magic keyboard (the musical kind, not the typing kind) that can accomplish amazing things simply by playing music on it.
The main disadvantage of the crossover being in comics rather than animated is that we miss out on the sweet voice acting exhibited by both shows; not merely for the best-known talents such as Mark Hamill (of Star Wars and Joker fame, who voices Regular Show‘s Skips) and John DiMaggio (Bender from Futurama, who voices Adventure Time‘s Jake the Dog), but pretty much the whole cast from top to bottom. But the series preview art hints that the comics series will not disappoint, with everyone from Muscle Man and Garrett Bobby Ferguson Jr. to Marceline, Lumpy Space Princess, and Lemongrab. Writer Conor McCreery and artist Mattia Di Meo seem to have shoehorned everything fun from both series into a glorious cacophony. Maybe we’ll find out why Park Boss Benson looks so much like the Gumball Guardians from Adventure Time – is there a real connection, or just coincidence?
And, dare we hope against hope since McCreery cites “This is My Jam” as a favorite Regular Show episode, that we may just see… this guy?
The series is set to run six issues and retails for $3.99 an issue.
Still can’t get enough of these shows? KaBOOM! publishes an ongoing Adventure Time title, and late this year or early next year, Quintel’s follow-up show, Close Enough, is set to debut on TBS.
Images: Images: Cartoon Network, BOOM! Studios