Pendleton Ward is a goddamn genius.
He has brought us Adventure Time, a cartoon that has explored all sorts of mature themes, while keeping things mathematical. Popular among all age groups, Adventure Time has taken the country by storm in the past two years and I will preemptively call it now: Ward has done it again with his new series, The Bravest Warriors. Many of the familiar voice actors take on a new role with these space fighters (not be confused with The Courageous Battlers, their parents) and while it maintains the quirky animation Ward is now known for, the subject matter is, if at all possible, slightly more bizarre and slightly more adult.
There are four members in The Bravest Warriors:
Chris Kirkman, blonde leader of the Warriors, who has a crush on lifelong friend, Beth.
Beth Tezuka, token female full of sass and lover of butter lettuce, she is oblivious to Chris’s feelings.
Danny Vasquez, snarky, hot headed, and the possessor of the wooliest eyebrows in animation.
Wallow, a sweet and gentle soul with an overly jealous A.I. in his left arm.
The hilarious YouTube series begins with an episode starring Professor Fart Sparkles, which you can watch below.Please enter the url to a YouTube video.
With sassy lines, slightly perverted jokes, talk of prolapsed anuses, Bravest Warriors is definitely something you should check out. Not a big fan of the YouTube? Perhaps you’re more of the reading kind, in which case there is also a Bravest Warriors comic! This doesn’t run in conjunction with the web series sadly (which means no Butter Lettuce Party for you!), but with all new adventures with the gang, it carries the same humor and lets you fall in love with them that way. With only 7 five minute episodes into season 1, Bravest Warriors is my new obsession. I have a shirt on the way, ravish their Tumblr and faithfully check the Cartoon Hangover channel every Thursday for the new episode.
If you’re still not convinced, I offer you these quotes in hopes of piquing your curiosity:
“OH! And who is this harlot? We shall handle this with fisticuffs!”
“No more space chickens.”
“Hey, Danny, we’re bathroom bros!”