Rick and Morty, Vol. 3
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK & MORTY continues! Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius Rick Sanchez and his bumbling grandson Morty as they explore the outer reaches of time, space, and anatomy. This volume features writer Tom Fowler in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue tale of missing heads, galactic doom toasters, and Jerry screwing everything up (of course). Also included is "Ready Player Morty," in which Rick takes Morty to a High School Simulation planet, by writer Pamela Ribon and artist Marc Ellerby, as well as a high-action deathball tournament one-shot written and drawn by Tom Fowler. Come for the jokes, stay for the soul-crushing ennui."

Rick and Morty, Vol. 3 Details

TitleRick and Morty, Vol. 3
Author
ReleaseOct 4th, 2016
PublisherOni Press
ISBN-139781620103432
Rating
GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Science Fiction, Humor, Comic Book

Rick and Morty, Vol. 3 Review

  • Nadia Awadi
    January 1, 1970
    Blind faith that differs vitally from your neighbour's. Soon it will drive you to build a WALL. Sounds like someone I know, trying to build a wall.*slowly drinking tea*Fun as always, a little bit slow this time. Raises a lot of questions and mentions some serious topics.Helps with Gr's challenge too.Rating: 3.5 stars That's it! thank you for reading. I love writing short reviews.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #11 | #12 | #13 | #14 | #15Total review score: 4.2
  • Gabrielle
    January 1, 1970
    I am very pleasantly surprised by how well the comic book "Rick and Morty" stories hold up to the animated series, which is probably my favorite thing on TV. The twisted humor, the ridiculous self-awareness, the existentialism, Jerry's perpetual insecurities...And speaking of Jerry, volume 3 gives him a chance to shine like the pathetic diamond he is: in the first story, his fiddling with Rick's toaster brings on a alien invasion that ends up setting up the Smith family in a weird Du I am very pleasantly surprised by how well the comic book "Rick and Morty" stories hold up to the animated series, which is probably my favorite thing on TV. The twisted humor, the ridiculous self-awareness, the existentialism, Jerry's perpetual insecurities...And speaking of Jerry, volume 3 gives him a chance to shine like the pathetic diamond he is: in the first story, his fiddling with Rick's toaster brings on a alien invasion that ends up setting up the Smith family in a weird Dune-like universe; in the second story, he experiences a "Freaky Friday" situation with Summer and in the final story, he accidentally ends up betting a large sum of some kind of galactic currency on Morty's chances of surviving a Thunderdome fight against bigger aliens who have more limbs and weapons than he does. In every story, Rick's obnoxious and highly destructive problem-solving skills saves everyone's bacon, but demolishes their self-esteem.A great treat for fans of the series who need something to chew on between seasons!
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  • Michael Finocchiaro
    January 1, 1970
    Typically over-the-top in zaniness and imagination, this 3rd volume of Rick and Forty comics was fun. It was perhaps less so than the previous two as the stories do get a tiny bit repetitive over time and because, to be honest, I prefer to see the animated versions to the in-print ones. For the hard-core R&M fans, this is a must-have in any case.
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  • Evans Light
    January 1, 1970
    The first two volumes of Rick & Morty comics were so well done that reading them was almost like watching the show. The art, the dialogue, the plots - all pitch perfect.Volume 3 is a sudden and unexpected turn in the wrong direction, and smells like a rush job. The main story has a very similar plot to Volume 2 (did they even read the previous volume?) with Summer and Beth functioning as resistance fighters in a convoluted tale that has poor artwork, at least one typo, and a panel that The first two volumes of Rick & Morty comics were so well done that reading them was almost like watching the show. The art, the dialogue, the plots - all pitch perfect.Volume 3 is a sudden and unexpected turn in the wrong direction, and smells like a rush job. The main story has a very similar plot to Volume 2 (did they even read the previous volume?) with Summer and Beth functioning as resistance fighters in a convoluted tale that has poor artwork, at least one typo, and a panel that makes no sense in the context of the story, almost as if a random panel was placed in by mistake (referencing the "this Morty's a perv" panel - if you know what this means, please let me know).Even the locations from the television show are not rendered faithfully, especially the garage looks nothing like the show.I'm sure the standard defense will be "this was an alternate dimension", but from start to finish this Volume 3 didn't feel or sound like the real Rick & Morty.Hoping Volume 4 is better.
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  • Saif Saeed
    January 1, 1970
    To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, To be fair, you have to have a very high IQ to understand Rick and Morty. The humour is extremely subtle, and without a solid grasp of theoretical physics most of the jokes will go over a typical viewer’s head. There’s also Rick’s nihilistic outlook, which is deftly woven into his characterisation- his personal philosophy draws heavily from Narodnaya Volya literature, for instance. The fans understand this stuff; they have the intellectual capacity to truly appreciate the depths of these jokes, to realise that they’re not just funny- they say something deep about LIFE. As a consequence people who dislike Rick & Morty truly ARE idiots- of course they wouldn’t appreciate, for instance, the humour in Rick’s existential catchphrase “Wubba Lubba Dub Dub,” which itself is a cryptic reference to Turgenev’s Russian epic Fathers and Sons. I’m smirking right now just imagining one of those addlepated simpletons scratching their heads in confusion as Dan Harmon’s genius wit unfolds itself on their television screens. What fools.. how I pity them. 😂And yes, by the way, i DO have a Rick & Morty tattoo. And no, you cannot see it. It’s for the ladies’ eyes only- and even then they have to demonstrate that they’re within 5 IQ points of my own (preferably lower) beforehand. Nothin personnel kid 😎
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  • waqim aziz
    January 1, 1970
    Rick and Morty Vol 3 was not as good as the first two volumes. I don't know if it was just me or this story was the same one in vol 2 told in a different way. There were many similarities in both the stories and reading one after the other took all the fun out of this one!
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  • Rod Brown
    January 1, 1970
    Tom Fowler comes on board as the writer and creates a couple stories worthy of the show. I especially enjoyed the roasting of sports, sports fandom and gambling in the final tale.
  • Mike
    January 1, 1970
    Total meh. Finally gave up digging it out of the “I surely should finish it but can’t be arsed to lift those uninspiring pages” pile.
  • Rick
    January 1, 1970
    Maybe not the best volume in the series, but it was still a lot of twisted & disturbing fun.
  • Robert J D
    January 1, 1970
    1st two volumes were better.
  • Erika
    January 1, 1970
    If you like the show you'll like the comics.
  • Moi Baltazar
    January 1, 1970
    i liked it.
  • Travis
    January 1, 1970
    I was glad for this to be over. It's overwritten and has very few funny moments. :( I liked this series better when Zac Gorman was writing it.
  • A Meneses
    January 1, 1970
    This was an awful compilation. Lots of text. Radomness. Not funny stories. The first two were good, but this was just bad.
  • J K
    January 1, 1970
    Great collection, as good as the show!
  • Adam Fisher
    January 1, 1970
    The moment of laugh out loud moments in this Volume was great! Definitely earned me some gazes in the break room at work. Stories this time:- When Rick's disembodied head is found in the garage and Morty is nowhere to be found, the family fears the worst. In truth, Rick and Morty are on an adventure instead the Rick head. Encountering aliens existing only in Rick's imagination, they seem to be having a great time, until IRL Jerry starts messing with a powerful dimensional searching toaster The moment of laugh out loud moments in this Volume was great! Definitely earned me some gazes in the break room at work. Stories this time:- When Rick's disembodied head is found in the garage and Morty is nowhere to be found, the family fears the worst. In truth, Rick and Morty are on an adventure instead the Rick head. Encountering aliens existing only in Rick's imagination, they seem to be having a great time, until IRL Jerry starts messing with a powerful dimensional searching toaster in the garage. This leads to them moving to a better concealed Morty head in the garage, but with the disadvantage of Rick not knowing how things work. Star Wars and Dune jokes, basic button controls, and more being mean to Jerry, eventually gets them back to normal.- Second story involves 1) Rick putting Morty through a "virtual high school of hard knocks" to help teach him lifeskills and 2) Jerry and Summer switching bodies, leading to Jerry experiencing the free-spirited nature of a teen girl and Summer having to live out a weekend of passion and bonding with Beth (Jerry's wife, but also Summer's mom). Loved the creative storyline and it was executed perfectly.- Rick takes Jerry and Morty to a casino and sports planet to teach Jerry what real sports are... ending up with Jerry in trouble with bookies and Morty having to fight his way out of a gladiatoral arena.I love the plausibly inplausable situations and dialogue. Hilarious! Recommend.
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  • Douglas Debner
    January 1, 1970
    So I've read volumes 1 - 6 plus the one set in a pocket dimension and I plan on finishing them in case they improve or some piece of vital R&M lore is brought to light. In the mean time I will simply copy and paste this review for all the books. The truth is that these books aren't written nearly as well as the tv show. The prime example is story about Jerry from doofus Rick's universe (I think in volume 4). This Jerry is hyper competent, even to the point of being able to beat C-137 Rick, b So I've read volumes 1 - 6 plus the one set in a pocket dimension and I plan on finishing them in case they improve or some piece of vital R&M lore is brought to light. In the mean time I will simply copy and paste this review for all the books. The truth is that these books aren't written nearly as well as the tv show. The prime example is story about Jerry from doofus Rick's universe (I think in volume 4). This Jerry is hyper competent, even to the point of being able to beat C-137 Rick, but that is largely due to C-137 Rick acting like a complete idiot. When C-137 Rick meets "doofus" Jerry C-137 Rick doesn't use his intelligence at all, he simply physically attacks "doofus" Jerry repeatedly. As a result C-137 Rick gets his butt kicked repeatedly and gives up. C-137 Jerry eventually does something stupid that accidentally saves the day. Moronic. As was all the pocket universe stuff involving Ricks setting Morties to fighting each other. As was everything else in these books. There seriously is not one worthwhile story in any of these books and the only reason they are getting even two stars is because of the reflected value from the tv shows.
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  • Arnela
    January 1, 1970
    The first story arc seems to always be the longer plot. It's interesting to see how that's worked out so far.This one starts with a little bit of head inception, a memory within a memory, being looked at a few moments before everything goes down. The plot manages to make you feel for the characters, then pulls back into the usual Rick and Morty comedy that dissipates the feels, and then it makes you feel again - and then we end with a happy moment once again, cause it always works ou The first story arc seems to always be the longer plot. It's interesting to see how that's worked out so far.This one starts with a little bit of head inception, a memory within a memory, being looked at a few moments before everything goes down. The plot manages to make you feel for the characters, then pulls back into the usual Rick and Morty comedy that dissipates the feels, and then it makes you feel again - and then we end with a happy moment once again, cause it always works out for Rick.The second story deals with murder sports and gambling. I really liked this art style, it was more angular and rougher than the other art I've seen in this comic series so far [personally it reminded me a little but of Johnny the Homicidal Maniac but less pointy]. I'm loving these comics and I can't wait for 8 million more.Now remember kids, gambling's only bad or a problem if you don't walk away with mad stacks of money.
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  • Anirudh Jain
    January 1, 1970
    Well, the crazies are still present, this particular issue is really text heavy so much so that they had to reduce the size of the font. This issue deals with complicated ideas like the god complex, xenophobia and manages to shit all over them. This issue deserves a second read, this is coming from the guy who has been on rick and morty reading bender since I discovered it.
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  • David Wardrop
    January 1, 1970
    Just like Adventure Time and Steven Universe I am aware of Rick and Morty but have never watched it. I had to watch a thing about the voice actors and actressess on YouTube to get what the characters sounded like. I enjoyed this graphic novel but not as mind blowing as the front cover suggested and having not watched the show I am missing out on some character traits and background.
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  • Baker St Shelves
    January 1, 1970
    Yet another Morty dictator story and still not that thrilling. Thankfully this isn’t as long as last time and the other story about Morty going through a virtual school and Summer switching bodies with Jerry was pretty funny. These comics are fine if you want your fix for the show, but they don’t have that much substance or humor the show has.
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  • Ethan
    January 1, 1970
    Considerably darker than usual but great and hilarious anyway. I still maintain that Adventure Time uses the comic format better, but as far as these cartoon to comic adaptations go Rick and Morty is a solid contender that maintains pitch perfect accuracy in terms of the show's tone.
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  • Callie Rose Tyler
    January 1, 1970
    The first story arc (3 issues) were a little boring, slow, and just not up to the high standard I have set for this show and the comics. Also, no shorts at the end of this volume left me a little disappointed.
  • Elizabeth
    January 1, 1970
    3.5 stars - Each story felt like it could very well be a lost Rick and Morty episode, particularly the first and last one. Loved Tom Fowler’s drawing style on “Big Game”. Kind of missed the mini-comics though.
  • lexi ✨
    January 1, 1970
    my favourite volume of rick and morty so far, i definitely needed to give my heart a break after reading “one day in december” and this was a quick read that fulfilled my need for a fun graphic novel
  • Frank
    January 1, 1970
    More crazy fun--R & M bouncing between the memories in the disembodied heads of alternate universe versions of themselves. You know, the usual. Again, if you're a fan of the show, the books are a natural fit.
  • Jake
    January 1, 1970
    Loved the headspace arc in the story. feels kind of lacking to the show at least this volume but thats wanting a lot cuz show is best
  • Kate
    January 1, 1970
    The main three-part story probably would have benefited from more pages so that the plot wouldn't feel so jumpy near the conclusion.
  • B
    January 1, 1970
    Zac Gorman is pretty good, but this volume was better. I'd say it lives up to the television series.
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