Coming in August 2021, Oni-Lion Forge and IDW are bringing back the Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons graphic novel in an all-new hardcover deluxe edition.
Yes, get your dice, your pencils, and your spellbooks ready, it’s time to join Rick and Morty for a little bit of D&D!
This new hardcover edition includes an all-new cover by Troy Little, all eight issues of the hit series, backmatter from the Oni Press and IDW single issues, and an all-new story from Jim Zub and Troy Little featuring Mr. Meeseeks conquering the Forgotten Realms!
There’s a deluxe omnibus of our impossible crossover calamity, and we even added in a brand-new Meeseeks adventure story! It’s beautiful and horrifying. – Jim Zub.
Inside, you’ll get deep into D&D when Morty asks Rick for help learning how to play the classic role-playing game because he has a crush on a girl. Of course, it never goes right and ends up drawing the entire family into a D&D world, where they inadvertently help the “bad guys” win but eventually make it right in the end.
This is all followed by the hit series Painscape – when magical D&D adventures come to Earth, no one will survive the Painscape! The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family, and this time Rick knows they can’t just rest on brand-name recognition and curiosity. But even Rick Sanchez can’t predict what will happen when long-abandoned characters come back for revenge.
Rick and Morty Vs Dungeons and Dragons features work from writers Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub, illustrator Troy Little, colorist Leonardo Ito, with lettering by Crank! and Robbie Robbins.
“I still can’t believe they let me write what’s in here: A clever Jerry. A Rick who absolutely fails to save the day. Secrets. Mysteries. A lambast of fascism. Even an honest-to-god Shakespearean soliloquy delivered by an ogre mage. Even if you’re not into D&D or Rick and Morty, there’s still lots for you to enjoy in my weird, wild brain baby.
Drawing Rick and Morty mired deep in the realm of D&D has been an absolute dream. Working with a brilliant creative team (who have assured me they are not, in fact, mind flayers) we’ve rolled a natural 20 on this series. Intrepid readers—your *burp* adventure awaits!
Working on Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons has been a strange fever dream, there are days when I know it happened—the book was published and people liked it. Other times I think it’s impossible that Troy, Pat, and I were allowed to unleash this strange-ass slice of entertainment out into the world.” – Jim Zub
Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: Deluxe Edition will be available online and in stores on August 4, 2021, from Oni-Lion Forge.
IDW Publishing will simultaneously release a 750 copy limited run of Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons: Deluxe Edition, featuring an exclusive cover by Max Dunbar and signed by Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub.