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Marceline embarks on a wicked-awesome quest to retrieve her axe from the Nightosphere but we all know that a trip home for Marcy is always... complicated. With Jake by her side, Marceline will see that she has a lot of learn about her father and even more to discover about herself. Written by Kate Leth, the uber talent behind Kate or Die!, and illustrated by indie all-star Marceline embarks on a wicked-awesome quest to retrieve her axe from the Nightosphere but we all know that a trip home for Marcy is always... complicated. With Jake by her side, Marceline will see that she has a lot of learn about her father and even more to discover about herself. Written by Kate Leth, the uber talent behind Kate or Die!, and illustrated by indie all-star Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), it's a totally new adventure featuring everyone's favourite vampire queen and fun-loving pup.


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Marceline embarks on a wicked-awesome quest to retrieve her axe from the Nightosphere but we all know that a trip home for Marcy is always... complicated. With Jake by her side, Marceline will see that she has a lot of learn about her father and even more to discover about herself. Written by Kate Leth, the uber talent behind Kate or Die!, and illustrated by indie all-star Marceline embarks on a wicked-awesome quest to retrieve her axe from the Nightosphere but we all know that a trip home for Marcy is always... complicated. With Jake by her side, Marceline will see that she has a lot of learn about her father and even more to discover about herself. Written by Kate Leth, the uber talent behind Kate or Die!, and illustrated by indie all-star Zachary Sterling (Adventure Time), it's a totally new adventure featuring everyone's favourite vampire queen and fun-loving pup.

30 review for Adventure Time Vol. 3 Seeing Red Original Graphic Novel

  1. 4 out of 5

    Isa Lavinia

    Oh my glob, this was such a great story! I loved Marceline's family and the backstory about her axe. Her dad was great! Also, the nightosphere was WILD before her dad took over: Oh my glob, this was such a great story! I loved Marceline's family and the backstory about her axe. Her dad was great! Also, the nightosphere was WILD before her dad took over:

  2. 4 out of 5

    Charles

    Stuff I Read - Adventure Time OGN Vol 3: Seeing Red Review Ah, Adventure Time. Between the main series and the constant specials and mini series, there still isn't enough to fill the lumpy hole inside me for more from the setting. Luckily the OGNs being put out are great and provide an amazing taste of Adventure Time while shining the spotlight on characters other than just Finn and Jake. That said, this volume does feature Jake the Dog quite heavily, though it focuses much more on Marceline in h Stuff I Read - Adventure Time OGN Vol 3: Seeing Red Review Ah, Adventure Time. Between the main series and the constant specials and mini series, there still isn't enough to fill the lumpy hole inside me for more from the setting. Luckily the OGNs being put out are great and provide an amazing taste of Adventure Time while shining the spotlight on characters other than just Finn and Jake. That said, this volume does feature Jake the Dog quite heavily, though it focuses much more on Marceline in her quest to retrieve her lost guitar. Teaming up Jake and Marceline was an interesting choice, but I think it was a great one. Jake's flippancy works well with Marceline's own rough and tumble ways, and seeing Jake in the Nightosphere and out of his element was fun, especially in the scenes in the hotel. The great thing about Adventure Time, and something that this OGN definitely captures, is the mix of childl-like innocence and dark, totally adult material. The little bellhop at the hotel is incredibly creepy, but also adorably hilarious. The story in this volume is interesting as well, complicating the relationship between Marceline and her dad a bit and offering a more in-depth look at the Nightosphere. It expands the mythology of the show while also providing the characters that are already familiar. It does come across as a bit cheesy, especially the ending, but it does have a fair message and it is a lot of fun. It might not be the newest thing in the land of Ooo, but it is a satisfying installment with great art and a solid voice. And of course the back-up story with LSP is amazing. Oh MY GLOB!!! It is perhaps even better than the main story. It so perfectly captures LSP in all her lumpy glory. It takes a bit more artistic liberty than the main story, but in doing so it manages to be even more adorable. It really is just a lot of fun that had me laughing throughout. And in the end I don't have much negative to say about this volume. I might not like it as much as the Playing with Fire volume, but this one definitely earns the name Adventure Time and provides some great entertainment while revealing a bit more about the characters and history of the setting. And with nothing more to say, I will leave this volume with 8.5 awesome purses out of 10.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Liz Neering

    What a wonderful, happy-making book. I love Marceline, and any chance to learn more about her is a chance I'll take. Her relationship with her father and extended family is explored with such care and thoughtfulness. There's no pat resolution or silly insta-forgiveness, but there's growth of characters and relationships, and so, so much heart. Bonus points for Jake's continuing, vocal feminism and open-mindedness, too. Love that guy. The short that follows, 'LSP's Purse,' is worth the price of ad What a wonderful, happy-making book. I love Marceline, and any chance to learn more about her is a chance I'll take. Her relationship with her father and extended family is explored with such care and thoughtfulness. There's no pat resolution or silly insta-forgiveness, but there's growth of characters and relationships, and so, so much heart. Bonus points for Jake's continuing, vocal feminism and open-mindedness, too. Love that guy. The short that follows, 'LSP's Purse,' is worth the price of admission on its own. It's beautifully illustrated. The story neatly avoids cliche (but is totally relatable even if purses aren't your coveted thing of choice) and shows off the confidence and determination that make LSP such a great character.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Alex Sarll

    Marceline and Jake go in search of her missing bass, its secret origin being revealed en route, in a story which gets surprisingly heartwarming towards its close. Also features a demon bellhop whom I could hear only as Peter Lorre.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Brenda

    This was way too stilted and confusing to make for a coherent plot. The panels didn't work cohesively together, and while the jokes were on par with how the show usually goes, it didn't have the same flow. This was way too stilted and confusing to make for a coherent plot. The panels didn't work cohesively together, and while the jokes were on par with how the show usually goes, it didn't have the same flow.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Lindsay Heller

    I'm always in a constant state of ambivalence about whether I should count comics on my goodreads. Do they count as books read? Yeah, I guess... but, also... no? But I decided in the end that the main reason I review and count books on here is to keep track of things and I want to keep track of comics too. So here ya go, Goodreads goal, a super cute graphic novel featuring Marceline the Vampire Queen. I like Adventure Time, I do. I just think maybe at this point it's gone on a little long. A lot I'm always in a constant state of ambivalence about whether I should count comics on my goodreads. Do they count as books read? Yeah, I guess... but, also... no? But I decided in the end that the main reason I review and count books on here is to keep track of things and I want to keep track of comics too. So here ya go, Goodreads goal, a super cute graphic novel featuring Marceline the Vampire Queen. I like Adventure Time, I do. I just think maybe at this point it's gone on a little long. A lot of the stories this days are... negligible. As if they just throw some characters together and see what happens. However, I am fairly sure I would watch Marceline brushing her teeth for five minutes straight if need be. I find her delightful. So when I saw this little graphic novel I had to give it a go. And it was pretty great. Having left her ax bass in the Nightosphere the last time she was visiting her dad, Marceline travels back with Jake to get it... only to find it missing. From there we meet some old friends as she searches it out in time for an Abadeer family reunion.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jemma

    'Seeing Red' is the third book in the black & white series of Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels. This one follows Marceline and Jake. Jake is at a loose end because Finn must help Princess Bubblegum with something and Jake can't. So when Marceline asks him to hang out, he's there! Marceline has lost her axe - her beloved bass guitar - and needs to travel to where she must have left it, her father's place. Marceline and Jake go on a convoluted hunt for who has the axe now! A cute instalment bu 'Seeing Red' is the third book in the black & white series of Adventure Time Original Graphic Novels. This one follows Marceline and Jake. Jake is at a loose end because Finn must help Princess Bubblegum with something and Jake can't. So when Marceline asks him to hang out, he's there! Marceline has lost her axe - her beloved bass guitar - and needs to travel to where she must have left it, her father's place. Marceline and Jake go on a convoluted hunt for who has the axe now! A cute instalment but nothing overly special. :)

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ann D-Vine

    A cute and breezy Adventure Time story featuring the BEST CHARACTER (fite me) and revelling aptly in her brand of punk rock girl power and debilitating dad issues. Which, penned by one of the foremost lady-types in comic books right now, makes for an excellent graphic novel. Also, Jake is there.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Hugh

    The kind of fun, funny and heartfelt story I've come to expect from Adventure Time these days. A great (if very quick) read for any Adventure Time fans, especially Marceline fans (and Jake's there too, in all his awesome Jake-y-ness) The kind of fun, funny and heartfelt story I've come to expect from Adventure Time these days. A great (if very quick) read for any Adventure Time fans, especially Marceline fans (and Jake's there too, in all his awesome Jake-y-ness)

  10. 5 out of 5

    Kendra

    Okay was bummed about the no color thing. But DUH Kendra I guess there’s no color in the night! But I liked getting to see more of Marceline and her dads relationship. And her fun song about her dad eating her fries.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Avery Cagle

    Such a cute and sweet story. Really enjoyed this one.

  12. 4 out of 5

    John

    The art was solid, but the portrayal of the characters and the story in general was pretty weak.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Giovanna Forsyth

    LOVED THIS. All the Marceline fun.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca Dawkins

    A really fun little read.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Blue

    Beautifully drawn and an enjoyable foray into my favourite queer vampire's backstory. There's a lot of "I left small town America bc it wasn't big enough for me" vibes and I really enjoy it. Beautifully drawn and an enjoyable foray into my favourite queer vampire's backstory. There's a lot of "I left small town America bc it wasn't big enough for me" vibes and I really enjoy it.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Odhran

    I like Marceline, so I liked seeing her get some guitar-related screen time.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Artemis

    A fun, clever, hilarious and utterly bonkers 'Adventure Time' comic that's also kind of touching. 'Adventure Time: Seeing Red' stars Marceline and Jake in their time in the Nightosphere (the Underworld, or hellhole, basically, only nuttier). Their adventure is Marceline's family-get-together-turned-quest to find her missing legendary bass guitar/axe. There are: rock bands, witches, video game aesthetics, table tennis, a little male bellhop who's romantically obsessed with Jake, and all around sp A fun, clever, hilarious and utterly bonkers 'Adventure Time' comic that's also kind of touching. 'Adventure Time: Seeing Red' stars Marceline and Jake in their time in the Nightosphere (the Underworld, or hellhole, basically, only nuttier). Their adventure is Marceline's family-get-together-turned-quest to find her missing legendary bass guitar/axe. There are: rock bands, witches, video game aesthetics, table tennis, a little male bellhop who's romantically obsessed with Jake, and all around spooky, bony stuff. Marceline does have a strange yet sweet relationship with her demon dad. The only thing really letting 'Seeing Red' down is the lack of colour. The comic is in black and white, which is jarring to see in anything to do with such a colourful and vibrant franchise as 'Adventure Time'. I don't quite get it. But if you can let that slide, 'Seeing Red' is a must for 'Adventure Time' fans, and Marceline fans. Her life doesn't always have to revolve around Bubblegum - she can work great with any character. Final Score: 4/5

  18. 4 out of 5

    Gally

    3 stars Marceline the Vampire Queen and Jake the Dog quest to find Marceline's missing bass guitar! ... which sounds rad but ends pretty lamesauce with cheese aplenty between Marceline and her dad. It just didn't have the quirkiness and laughs I expect from Adventure Time, so I felt it was the weakest of the three in the series so far. Overall, the Adventure Time comic series by Ryan North is better than the Adventure Time: Original Graphic Novel series by Danielle Corsetto, but within Corsetto's s 3 stars Marceline the Vampire Queen and Jake the Dog quest to find Marceline's missing bass guitar! ... which sounds rad but ends pretty lamesauce with cheese aplenty between Marceline and her dad. It just didn't have the quirkiness and laughs I expect from Adventure Time, so I felt it was the weakest of the three in the series so far. Overall, the Adventure Time comic series by Ryan North is better than the Adventure Time: Original Graphic Novel series by Danielle Corsetto, but within Corsetto's series, Adventure Time Vol. 2 Pixel Princesses Original Graphic Novel is the best. Adventure Time comic series by Ryan North My review of Adventure Time Vol. 1 Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time Vol. 2 Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time Vol. 3 Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time Vol. 4 Mathematical Edition Adventure Time: Original Graphic Novel series by Danielle Corsetto My review of Adventure Time Vol. 1 Playing With Fire Original Graphic Novel My review of Adventure Time Vol. 2 Pixel Princesses Original Graphic Novel My review of Adventure Time Vol. 3 Seeing Red Original Graphic Novel My review of Adventure Time Vol. 4: Bitter Sweets Original Graphic Novel More Adventure Time comics My review of Adventure Time: Sugary Shorts Vol. 1 Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time: Marceline and the Scream Queens Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time: Fionna and Cake Mathematical Edition My review of Adventure Time: Candy Capers Mathematical Edition

  19. 5 out of 5

    Sarah

    I was so excited to get this comic for Christmas - I love Kate Leth's work and anticipated loving this comic. Well...I give it four stars because the artwork is wonderful (as usual) and I really enjoyed the Marceline/Jake storyline - something that doesn't really get explored in the show. That being said, the plot falls a little flat for me - it is a little too similar to another plot involving Marceline's dad, and felt a little weak. I also wish it was available in full-color, but I get that th I was so excited to get this comic for Christmas - I love Kate Leth's work and anticipated loving this comic. Well...I give it four stars because the artwork is wonderful (as usual) and I really enjoyed the Marceline/Jake storyline - something that doesn't really get explored in the show. That being said, the plot falls a little flat for me - it is a little too similar to another plot involving Marceline's dad, and felt a little weak. I also wish it was available in full-color, but I get that that isn't necessarily something the artist/writer has control over. I still give this four stars because it is an enjoyable adventure and a nice addition to the AT canon.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Amory Blaine

    I got this book from the library for myself, & ended up reading it four or five times all the way through to the five and eight year old I take care of. They've never seen Adventure Time, and aren't into the spooky images Marceline encounters in the Nightosphere, but that didn't keep them from enjoying the story! Marceline and Jake have distinctive ways of speaking that were fun and easy to read aloud, and very memorable to the kids. I loved getting to see an adventure without Finn or the typica I got this book from the library for myself, & ended up reading it four or five times all the way through to the five and eight year old I take care of. They've never seen Adventure Time, and aren't into the spooky images Marceline encounters in the Nightosphere, but that didn't keep them from enjoying the story! Marceline and Jake have distinctive ways of speaking that were fun and easy to read aloud, and very memorable to the kids. I loved getting to see an adventure without Finn or the typical parts of Ooo. The ending was touching without being too perfect. Overall a fun read for fans of the show and newcomers alike.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Steve

    I haven't read volume 2 yet, but Adventure Time: Seeing Red is something that definitely captures the show. It may be due to the new writer, Kate Leth. She writes a tale about Marceline, and she goes off on a quest with Jake. Finn's not in this one, but its nice to see a change of pace and character dynamic since Jake/Marceline don't get a dynamics explored in the show. All that aside, the quirky story and writing is up to par with the show. It funny, heartfelt, and definitely recommended for Adve I haven't read volume 2 yet, but Adventure Time: Seeing Red is something that definitely captures the show. It may be due to the new writer, Kate Leth. She writes a tale about Marceline, and she goes off on a quest with Jake. Finn's not in this one, but its nice to see a change of pace and character dynamic since Jake/Marceline don't get a dynamics explored in the show. All that aside, the quirky story and writing is up to par with the show. It funny, heartfelt, and definitely recommended for Adventure Time fans.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tyler Hayes

    Take Marceline, add fetch quests, and blend until the best of both come to the surface. The story focuses on Jake and Marceline, and Leth's writing brings both of those characters into the spotlight in the best way; the obnoxious chain of quests they go on is timed and paced perfectly to be funny without ever getting tiresome, and at the end (no spoilers here) it winds up being touching and sweet and profound. So, a perfect Adventure Time story. The art is also much improved in coherence in this Take Marceline, add fetch quests, and blend until the best of both come to the surface. The story focuses on Jake and Marceline, and Leth's writing brings both of those characters into the spotlight in the best way; the obnoxious chain of quests they go on is timed and paced perfectly to be funny without ever getting tiresome, and at the end (no spoilers here) it winds up being touching and sweet and profound. So, a perfect Adventure Time story. The art is also much improved in coherence in this volume. Highly recommended to all Adventure Time fans, and almost mandatory for Marceline fans.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Beck Frost

    Oh my glob! I love Marcelline. This one is called "Seeing Red" and it was fabulous. I laughed all the way through it. Let's go get some tacos and play laser-tag! Also, love the LSP purse adventure at the end. Paneling of that feature was smartly done with the what is happening to LSP as multiple panels on the left, and how elsewhere was a single panel on the right of each page! LOVED IT ALL! Oh my glob! I love Marcelline. This one is called "Seeing Red" and it was fabulous. I laughed all the way through it. Let's go get some tacos and play laser-tag! Also, love the LSP purse adventure at the end. Paneling of that feature was smartly done with the what is happening to LSP as multiple panels on the left, and how elsewhere was a single panel on the right of each page! LOVED IT ALL!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Joey Heflich

    Huge letdown. The story is just too simplistic, too flimsy to work as a 100+ page book. Feels like a rehash of stuff you've already seen in the series, especially when compared to the other AT books out there. (There's a Peppermint Butler/Cinnamon Bun detective series, and Danielle Corsetto killed it with Playing with Fire, so maybe this books should be held to a higher standard.) The art's good, but this really should have been condensed into 22 pages. Huge letdown. The story is just too simplistic, too flimsy to work as a 100+ page book. Feels like a rehash of stuff you've already seen in the series, especially when compared to the other AT books out there. (There's a Peppermint Butler/Cinnamon Bun detective series, and Danielle Corsetto killed it with Playing with Fire, so maybe this books should be held to a higher standard.) The art's good, but this really should have been condensed into 22 pages.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Andrew

    Adventure Time: Seeing Red is a fun Adventure Time graphic novel featuring Marci and Jake. The pair go on an adventure in the Nightosphere, and all the craziness ensues. This is an enjoyable read for any AT fan, and features much of the same wit and humour that the television show does. It does lack a little bit of the character of the show, but it is definitely worth a shot if you are craving some new Adventure Time fun.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Kate

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. Oh my Glob! Here Marceline and Jake have their own adventure in search of her legendary battle axe bass. A good way for them to bond; and for Marcy to get over her issues with her dad. I loved meeting more new characters in the Nightosphere (like the Bell Boy, Svitz, Adelaide, Rick Hammich, etc.). Along with the humorous short about LSP questing for the perfect purse

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marla Haasz

    4.5/5 I think it's impossible for an Adventure Time comic to be disappointing. I love Marceline and Jake, I think they're my favourite characters, apart from BMO. So I was naturally over the moon about them going on adventures together, like I said; I was not disappointed. Just so much goodness in such a short comic. 4.5/5 I think it's impossible for an Adventure Time comic to be disappointing. I love Marceline and Jake, I think they're my favourite characters, apart from BMO. So I was naturally over the moon about them going on adventures together, like I said; I was not disappointed. Just so much goodness in such a short comic.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Sam

    This is the first Adventure Time book I've ever read. I've been aware of the show but haven't watched an episode. I picked it up mostly because I'm a fan of Kate's work. I'm so glad I did. The book was really fun and touching. The Lumpy Space Princess back up story was great. Think I'm becoming a fan. This is the first Adventure Time book I've ever read. I've been aware of the show but haven't watched an episode. I picked it up mostly because I'm a fan of Kate's work. I'm so glad I did. The book was really fun and touching. The Lumpy Space Princess back up story was great. Think I'm becoming a fan.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Laci Long || Book Pairings

    In this graphic novel Jake accompanies Marceline to the Nightosphere for her family reunion, where drama ensues. The pair goes on a quest to retrieve Marceline’s axe bass so she can perform in her family reunion’s talent show. I am always a sucker for Marceline or Jake centric stories, so I loved this one.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jessie Radford

    I enjoyed this book because it wasn't just another Finn and Jake book this time they changed up the character leads. You get a healthy dose of Jake and Marcaline the Vampire Queen. They do make quite the pair, plus throw in an awkward little demon butler with a crush on Jake....and things get interesting. I enjoyed this book because it wasn't just another Finn and Jake book this time they changed up the character leads. You get a healthy dose of Jake and Marcaline the Vampire Queen. They do make quite the pair, plus throw in an awkward little demon butler with a crush on Jake....and things get interesting.

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