Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons
You've got to--belch!--roll for initiative, Morty! Two pop-culture juggernauts are teaming up and neither multiverse is prepared for what comes next!When Morty sees a cute girl at school playing Dungeons & Dragons, he asks Rick to show him the ropes, only to discover that his grandfather is a veteran gamer. Next thing he knows, the entire family has been pulled into a campaign that escalates from virtual D&D simulations to alternate universes governed by the rules of the game. And as it turns out, Rick isn't the only one who knows his way around a d20.#1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur's Gate, Skullkickers), and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) bring you the comics crossover of the year! It's an irreverent, unexpected adventure sure to please fans of both franchises.

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Details

TitleRick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons
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ReleaseMar 12th, 2019
PublisherIDW Publishing
ISBN-139781684054169
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GenreSequential Art, Comics, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Science Fiction, Graphic Novels Comics, Media Tie In

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Review

  • unknown
    January 1, 1970
    This is an odd one. The very first half is typically crass and Rick & Morty-ish, but the second feels like Patrick Rothfuss took over complete control and penned a heartfelt love letter to the transformative power of D&D. Characters learn and grow—even Rick—which feels rather off-brand. If you got "all the feels" from Critical Role and The Adventure Zone's later arcs, you'll probably dig it.
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  • Jakub Kvíz
    January 1, 1970
    Warning: If you haven't ever played D&D or any other RPG game you probably won't enjoy this as you should, even if you're a Rick and Morty fan.The tropes of Rick and Morty are still there - Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to amaze a girl he's into and Grandpa Rick just happens to be a hardcore D&D player. To show him the ropes Rick will take Morty and the rest of the family to a dimension which is like a world of D&D. Somehow Rick gets screwed by the Gamemaster and ends up a Warning: If you haven't ever played D&D or any other RPG game you probably won't enjoy this as you should, even if you're a Rick and Morty fan.The tropes of Rick and Morty are still there - Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to amaze a girl he's into and Grandpa Rick just happens to be a hardcore D&D player. To show him the ropes Rick will take Morty and the rest of the family to a dimension which is like a world of D&D. Somehow Rick gets screwed by the Gamemaster and ends up as lame gnome bard or something while rest of the family are kickass heroes, especially Jerry as a wise and charismatic Conjurer. And another crazy adventure can begin!This is a huge love letter/homage/whatever to D&D. Bunch of tropes, clichés and jokes but it works really well and the story is entertaining. Art is in line with the show's design and I really liked the vast collection of alternative covers especially those designed as character sheets and those drawn by Tess Fowler.
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  • blake
    January 1, 1970
    Although I've enjoyed the "Rick and Morty" series for it's chaotic comedy, the show's inherent nihilism has been bubbling to the surface more over time, and it becomes increasingly difficult to enjoy characters who are sometimes not just venal in the ordinary way of Man but who are, deep down, literally, monsters.But I'm OG D&D and so I thought, "Well, what the heck. This should be good for a few larfs." (My inner voice is basically Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons".)Interestingly, this book's f Although I've enjoyed the "Rick and Morty" series for it's chaotic comedy, the show's inherent nihilism has been bubbling to the surface more over time, and it becomes increasingly difficult to enjoy characters who are sometimes not just venal in the ordinary way of Man but who are, deep down, literally, monsters.But I'm OG D&D and so I thought, "Well, what the heck. This should be good for a few larfs." (My inner voice is basically Mr. Burns from "The Simpsons".)Interestingly, this book's four stories all standalone quite nicely, but together they make an arc which maybe Dan Harmon would've approve of, but I enjoyed because it really underscores out that Rick's abilities don't make him any better than anyone else. In some ways, he's much worse because he refuses to see any other viewpoint besides his own. Meanwhile, unlike the show's tendency to say people are all secretly much, much worse than you imagine, this arc has (what I see as) a truer message that, given the opportunity to do right, people will do so, even at considerable cost to themselves with no actual expectation of reward.I'm harping on the message because there was a good chance I would've just rolled my eyes on this one and tossed it aside, but it hooked me with a fun story, good gags, a lot of very nice visuals of beloved monsters, and some classic references to great fantasy art throughout and in a gallery in the back.It's a niche, but it's one I'm in, so: thumbs up.
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  • Václav
    January 1, 1970
    This was fun. A short one, I believe Rothfuss and Zub would have more to say on this topic, but better short than dull. Well, Morty needs to learn D & D to pursue some love interest, so grandpa Rick comes in help... Of course in his own egoistic and haughty way, dragging the whole family along to the adventure beyond imagination. And that's fun. And intense. Maybe too much intense, like trying hard to put every idea, joke, twist and action on the paper. Anyway, the end is nice and it's relax This was fun. A short one, I believe Rothfuss and Zub would have more to say on this topic, but better short than dull. Well, Morty needs to learn D & D to pursue some love interest, so grandpa Rick comes in help... Of course in his own egoistic and haughty way, dragging the whole family along to the adventure beyond imagination. And that's fun. And intense. Maybe too much intense, like trying hard to put every idea, joke, twist and action on the paper. Anyway, the end is nice and it's relaxing reading packed with references, jokes and fun all the way.
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  • Shannon
    January 1, 1970
    Individual issue reviews: #1 | #2 | #3 | #4Total review score: 2.75
  • William Davis
    January 1, 1970
    H*ll Yeah!This book isn’t just for lovers of Rick and Morty (or D&D), though it’s definitely for those people. It also appeals to the masses, to comic readers of all classes and levels. Such a fun read. Zub and Rothfuss are a great team.
  • Utelias
    January 1, 1970
    Su mayor defecto es no ser un poco más largo. Hecho para fans de R&M y de los RPG. Divertido y conmovedor.
  • Benjamin Stitt
    January 1, 1970
    It's fucking awesome.
  • Kelly Spoer
    January 1, 1970
    Eh? Idk. Bards rule.
  • Isaiah
    January 1, 1970
    As a lover of D&D, Rick and Morty and Patrick Rothfuss, this read like it was written for me. I loved everything about this.
  • Jonathan
    January 1, 1970
    Enough side twaddle. Back to your main series please sir.
  • Jack Imeshi
    January 1, 1970
    Except for the appearance of Gorge RR Martin, it's quite meh
  • T.J. Blackburn
    January 1, 1970
    I read these as individual issues, the first three in one swoop, as they had been piling up on my to read pile, then had to wait for issue four to drop. Luckily, I only had to wait two weeks from when I started the mini-series. Though had I read these as they release each month, I bet it would have felt like waiting for the next season of Rick & Morty to arrive. (Some people will get what I mean. Thanks, Noob Noob.)If you're a fan of Rick & Morty and Dungeon and Dragons; or a fan of one I read these as individual issues, the first three in one swoop, as they had been piling up on my to read pile, then had to wait for issue four to drop. Luckily, I only had to wait two weeks from when I started the mini-series. Though had I read these as they release each month, I bet it would have felt like waiting for the next season of Rick & Morty to arrive. (Some people will get what I mean. Thanks, Noob Noob.)If you're a fan of Rick & Morty and Dungeon and Dragons; or a fan of one of the franchises and had been curious about the other; or maybe totally oblivious of both, I think you'd appreciate this book. I felt that the creative teams at Oni Press and IDW Publishing worked well together and continued to do justice to their respective licensed titled. The writing felt authentic. I felt this could have been a Rick & Morty adventure, and the D&D storyline was respectful of the fans and the game. There were plenty of in-jokes that player and casual observers would get, and I would venture to say that more than a few of the writers are avid, inveterate players of the game. I would not be surprise if one or two new players will one day credit this title for piquing their interest in D&D and starting them on their path to gaming.All and all, a fun, worthwhile read.
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  • Blackember
    January 1, 1970
    Never having given comics a shot, I figured this would be a good starting point as I love R&M and have always been intrigued by D&D. Plus it's written by Patrick Rothfuss who's a respected author of the fantasy genre, so I was excited to see what this amalgamation had to offer. I know I don't have much to compare it to since I've barely read any comics/graphic novels, but I definitely liked this mini-series a lot. It stayed true to the R&M characters to an astonishing degree, and the Never having given comics a shot, I figured this would be a good starting point as I love R&M and have always been intrigued by D&D. Plus it's written by Patrick Rothfuss who's a respected author of the fantasy genre, so I was excited to see what this amalgamation had to offer. I know I don't have much to compare it to since I've barely read any comics/graphic novels, but I definitely liked this mini-series a lot. It stayed true to the R&M characters to an astonishing degree, and the artwork was beautiful. The story was great and had some strong emotionally impactful moments, and it ended in a very satisfying way as well. I know close to nothing about D&D though I've played quite a few rpg games influenced by it (Baldur's Gate, Planescape, Divinity etc), but from what I could figure, the rules and mechanics of the game were respected and even put in the spotlight to shine a few times.It's clear the authors and artists are very passionate about D&D as well as R&M and it was a joy to consume this beautiful fusion from cover to cover.I look forward to reading the actual R&M comic next.
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  • Rocky Sunico
    January 1, 1970
    Given how very stream-of-consciousness most of the Rick and Morty comics tend to be, I was really surprised at how coherent this effort was in terms of a more traditional narrative. This co-branded venture was more than just vague references or random D&D elements are thrown into the Rick and Morty universe. Instead the comic is a pretty interesting story told in a manner that is quite the love letter to several editions of Dungeons and Dragons along with the different mindsets that one can Given how very stream-of-consciousness most of the Rick and Morty comics tend to be, I was really surprised at how coherent this effort was in terms of a more traditional narrative. This co-branded venture was more than just vague references or random D&D elements are thrown into the Rick and Morty universe. Instead the comic is a pretty interesting story told in a manner that is quite the love letter to several editions of Dungeons and Dragons along with the different mindsets that one can associate with the hobby.This is a really great book for both fans of Rick and Morty and fans of tabletop RPGs, particularly D&D. There's still a lot of the usual craziness you come to expect from Rick and Morty but there's also a deeper message woven into the tale that speaks to what the game means to people.
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  • Al Tarancón
    January 1, 1970
    Esta saga de Rick y Morty es realmente hilarante. Esta llena de coñas sobre el D&D, muchísimas referencias y homenajes que hacen que gran parte del humor este destinado especialmente a los fans. Luego también tiene sus barrabasadas típicas de los personajes, y una cierta trama que se va planteando a lo largo de los 4 números. Pero, y es un pero relativo, la sensación final es un poco edulcorada. Rick y Morty en la tele suele ser mas extremo e impredecible, pero en esta ocasión no tienes esa Esta saga de Rick y Morty es realmente hilarante. Esta llena de coñas sobre el D&D, muchísimas referencias y homenajes que hacen que gran parte del humor este destinado especialmente a los fans. Luego también tiene sus barrabasadas típicas de los personajes, y una cierta trama que se va planteando a lo largo de los 4 números. Pero, y es un pero relativo, la sensación final es un poco edulcorada. Rick y Morty en la tele suele ser mas extremo e impredecible, pero en esta ocasión no tienes esa sensación al acabar la historia. El tebeo sigue funcionando y siendo muy divertido, pero me quedo con la sensación de que le falta un poco de mala leche. Es por eso que tiene un 4 y no un 5. Que le ha faltado poco para el 5, la verdad. Pero creo que aun pueden hacerlo mejor. De cualquier modo espero que haya continuación, la verdad.
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  • Connie
    January 1, 1970
    This was really fun and a great return to the characters. Some stellar development and the d&d elements were great, including references to other podcasts. My main issues is the amount of dialogue and writing per panel. Certain comics cram so much in, and I get it's necessary for exposition, but it's so difficult to read when there's that much.
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  • Rick
    January 1, 1970
    Oh yeah! Now this is what I've been waiting for. For the most part I haven't been overly impressed with the Rick and Morty comics. They tend to just miss the mark on adaptation the series to comics, but this one ... this was the bomb. Solider characterization, fun story, crazy shenanigans. All the fun stuff from the TV show but with Dungeons & Dragons thrown in.
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  • CleverBaggins
    January 1, 1970
    A friend said I had to try it because I loved DnD. I read it for him but I didn't like it. I don't find the crudeness entertaining. The DnD stuff was ok. I loved seeing things like Matt Mercer in it but I just don't enjoy it.
  • Don Cook
    January 1, 1970
    Great crossover.Well done. Great art, witty banter. Rick and Morty plus D&D, enuff said. Highly recommended. Brought back my own D&D memories. I actually dusted off my copy of The Monster Manual.
  • Catarina Pimenta
    January 1, 1970
    I love Rick and Morty. I love Dungeons & Dragons. Patrick Rothfuss, from what I know, is a really appreciated author. So, this comic is just FUN AS HELL. Also, I read it with the voices of the characters in my head, which was super cool.
  • Steve Chaput
    January 1, 1970
    Have the admit that I’ve never played D&D so I probably missed some in jokes and references. Still it was fun seeing the characters in a different type of situation. Jerry gets to be a hero and Morty might have met a girl. A lot of fun.
  • Mollie Connelly-MacNeill
    January 1, 1970
    Surprisingly poignant, with lots of slashing and laughing.
  • Simon
    January 1, 1970
    RPG games as transformative mediums for the win!
  • Chris
    January 1, 1970
    Funny stuff!It’s D&D with Rick and Marty and family. If you like the show and you have ever played D&D, you need this in your life.
  • Rachel Lannie
    January 1, 1970
    I knew nothing about D&D before reading this book. Still know nothing about it. But it was not hard to follow what they were saying the rules and gameplay were. Very good read!
  • Gabriela Vlaardingerbroek
    January 1, 1970
    F*cling loved it! Especially fantastic for dnd players. Loved everything about it. I NEED MORE!
  • Zsuzsiráf
    January 1, 1970
    let me quote the author's review under book #1 here: "Personally, I thought this was pretty great."
  • Rue Monroe
    January 1, 1970
    Phenomenal! Amazing concept, beautiful artwork, hilariously engaging story line. Couldn't be more pleased and hope there is more to come of Rothfuss involved with Rick and Morty graphic novels!!!
  • Joseph
    January 1, 1970
    Wild ride!Never enjoyed comics before. This is one I like! Kindle is surprisingly good format for it too. Thanks for this
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