Challenge 2: Day 243: Rick And Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons #1 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: Rick And Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons #1 (2018)
Troy Little– Artist
Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub– Writers
August 29, 2018
Oni Press/IDW Publishing

STL087748We are continuing this week with more versus themes and we have a good one for you guys today. One of the best animated series on television right now is Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty which is a parody of Back To The Future where a boy goes on zany adventures with his drunken grandfather through different worlds and dimensions. Did that get your attention? Well what if we take that and we combine it with one of the coolest fantasy role playing games of all time in Dungeons & Dragons? Well, you get the latest collaboration between IDW Publishing and Oni Press in Rick And Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons #1.  The comic was written by Patrick Rothfuss (The Adventures of the Princess and Mr. Whiffle) and Jim Zub (Hunt for Wolverine: Mystery in Madripoor) while it was illustrated by Troy Little (Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas). While on the school bus and in the halls of the school, Morty overhears a bunch of his fellow classmates discussing D&D (Dungeons & Dragons). At first, it doesn’t really interest him until he hears that you can get laid. So, Morty travels to the Hobby store to try and pick up some reading, but in the middle of it he lies to a girl named Anika and he gets invited to her house to play in three days. That is when Morty turns to the one man he thinks can help in his Grandpa Rick, but it might not be the smartest of choices.

rick-and-morty-dungeons-dragons-01-pr-6-1130390This comic book definitely does not disappoint at all and in fact I have to thank the writers and the artist for a job well done. The writers did a great job capturing the very essence of the TV show with Morty’s nervous ticks and Rick’s insane against the grain attitude. I felt like I was reading the an episode of the TV series in a comic book is how good this issue is. The same definitely goes as far as the artwork is concerned as Troy Little did a great job with the artwork. It’s rather unfortunate for Morty the way he has to learn the game, but I think I would be in the same boat as him. I know absolutely nothing about D&D to the point that I wouldn’t even know where to start. One thing I will say is that they knew how to close a comic book and that is with a cliffhanger. It’s the smartest move in the game. I think it’s cool that IDW is doing these collaborations with companies because it opens the doors of possibilities when you do. The Crow: Memento Mori was an example of that and now this one is starting off on the right foot to the point that I am counting down the days to issue two. Check out my grades below:


Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A+

Character Representation: A+

Entertainment Value: A+


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