Finn is still trapped within the realm of Chronologius Rex, and the god of all-time begins showing Finn the people he has encountered, failed, and lost in the span of his career as a hero. Meanwhile, Princess Bubblegum, Jake, and BMO begin building their time machine to save Finn. They need the help of everyone in Ooo to finish the machine. Can they save Finn from oblivion?
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End continues to impress me with how heavy its themes are. Finn is forced to confront the people he’s failed, and not all of them are so forgiving. He even must face that he simply can’t help everyone, and that aspirations of being a hero may be misguided entirely.
Beginning of the End #2 balances out these weighty ideas with a genuinely endearing mission on the part of Jake and Princess Bubblegum, as everyone who Finn has met works together to free the young hero from the grasp of Chronologius Rex. It’s enough to defrost even my jaded heart, if only a little.
Adventure Time has always been a more mature children’s show in terms of themes and concepts, but Beginning of the End has taken it even farther. It’s succeeding in this ambition too.
Marina Julia’s recreation of the Adventure Time art style continues to impress, especially with the updated details given to PB, Marleen, and Finn. Chronologius Rex himself still has a wonderfully bizarre and surreal design, and he has an otherworldly air about him that still feels distinctly suited to Adventure Time. Whitney Cogar has a grasp on the anarchic color palette of this franchise and puts it to good use in this comic.
Adventure Time: Beginning of the End #2 once more impresses me with the intelligence of its storytelling and the maturity of its themes. It has the air of a franchise reflecting upon its career and what it has accomplished. It’s a great read and easily worthy of a recommendation. Give it a read.
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