Rick and Morty – crazy and weird intergalactic adventures of a mad scientist and his grandson, and Dungeons and Dragons – a massive fantasy role-playing tabletop game have in common?
A Rick and Morty D&D comic mini-series of course, courtesy of Oni Press and IDW Publishing!
The comic will be co-written by Patrick Rothfuss, author of the bestselling fantasy series The Kingkiller Chronicles, and veteran comic book writer Jim Zub, with illustrations by Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).
Rothfuss seems excited about the project, to say the least.
“I love Rick and Morty with a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the 5th grade,” said Rothfuss. “So when they approached me about writing a story with both of them together? That’s some serious you-got-chocolate-in-my-peanut butter $#!& right there. I’m in. I’m all the way in. I’m gettin’ that chocolate all up in the peanut butter. Like, deep in. All the way in. It’s going to be sticky and delicious.”
The series will see Morty asking his grandfather for advice in understanding the mechanics of D&D as it gains popularity in his school, and before long Rick’s shenanigans gets the whole family hurtled into a far-off fantasy realm.
Opening up the world of Dungeons and Dragons to Rick and Morty is providing heaps of iconic characters and fantasy material for Rothfuss and Zub to work with. However, loyal fans of Rothfuss (me included) would probably much rather him be working on the last book in The Kingkiller Chronicle trilogy, The Door of Stone, as they’ve been patiently waiting for 7 years since the release of the second book in 2011. The series is slated for a TV show adaptation, and with this Rick and Morty comic in the works, Rothfuss seems to be keeping himself busy with everything apart from the final book.
The Rick and Morty X Dungeons and Dragons comic will be out in August 2018.
Joyce is a language nerd whose idea of a good time includes speed-solving Rubik’s cubes and binging Netflix, all fuelled by drinking many, many mugs of tea.