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Preview: Rick and Morty #45

Rick and Morty #45

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard,
(A), Marc Ellerby and Jarrett Williams, (C) Sarah Stern,
(CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: James Harvey
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $3.99—Page Count: 32

Did you ever wonder “man, I wonder what happened on that Cronenberg dimension?” The one where Rick and Morty turned everyone into Cronenbergs and then Jerry and Summer and Beth like survived a terrible body-horror apocalypse? Did you wonder that? You did? Bruh, this is the issue for you then.

Preview: Rick and Morty Volume 8

Rick and Morty Volume 8

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, Josh Trujillo, (A), Marc Ellerby, Katy Farina, Rii Abrego, (C) Sarah Stern, Rian Sygh, (CA) Marc Ellerby
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor—Price: $19.99—Page Count: 128

Catch up on the adventures of degenerate genius scientist Rick Sanchez as he drags his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith on dangerous adventures across the universe! This volume features Eisner-nominated writer Kyle Starks (Sexcastle) and series artist Marc Ellerby in collaboration with all-star talent like Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It), Josh Trujillo (Love is Love), Rii Abrego (Adventure Time), and Sarah Stern (Zodiac Starforce).

Witness the sheer depths of sadness in “A Jerry Bad Day”! Glory in the gothic vampire-killing madness of “Let the Rick One In”! See Rick turn into a bunch of different objects (it’s not just pickles anymore, bro!) in “Battle Rickale”! All that and more in this collection of Rick and Morty™ comics! Collects issues #36-40.

Preview: Rick and Morty #44

Rick and Morty #44

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard, (A) Marc Ellerby, Jarrett Williams (C) Sarah Stern, (CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: Julia Scott
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor —Price: $3.99—Page Count: 32

Haven’t you been wondering how Rick met The Vindicators? Would you be surprised if I told you it was a super-duper mess? Well, guess what… it was! Check it out, in this origin story from writer Kyle Starks, with art by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern! This issue features a back-up by Tini Howard, with art by Jarrett Williams and Sarah Stern.

Preview: Rick and Morty #43

Rick and Morty #43

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard
(A) Sabrina Mati with Juan Meza-Leon and Jarrett Williams
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) A: Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern, B: Sabrina Mati with Sarah Stern
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

In this very special issue of Rick and Morty, we meet the family’s newest additions: Dick and Farty! Can Rick cope with a Jersey Shore version of himself? Will Morty make out with himself yet again? You gotta read this rad issue drawn by Rick and Morty TV show artist Sabrina Mati and Juan Meza-Leon to find out, dawg! Plus: more adventures in the public domain with Tini Howard and Jarrett Williams!

Preview: Rick and Morty #43

Rick and Morty #43

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard
(A) Marc Ellerby and Jarrett Williams
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Hamish Steele (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi, Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Things look dire for the Smith family, as each is hunted by an assassin determined to get back at Rick. Can they escape the clutches of Party Dog and his minions? Find out in the thrilling conclusion of RICK REVENGE SQUAD! Also, catch new backup comics by Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It, Assassinistas) and Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O., Hyper Force Neo)!

Preview: Rick and Morty Deluxe Edition, Book 3

Rick and Morty Deluxe Edition, Book 3

(W) Kyle Starks, Sarah Graley, Marc Ellerby
(A) CJ Cannon, Sarah Graley, Marc Ellerby
(C) Katy Farina, Mildred Louis
(CA) CJ Cannon with Sarah Stern
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi, Humor
Price: $49.99
Page Count: 288

The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY™ is available in its third deluxe hardcover collection! Catch up on the adventures of sociopathic genius scientist Rick Sanchez and his inherently timid grandson Morty Smith as they embark on dangerous adventures across the universe! Recoil at the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the family (and the world)! Relive the joys and sorrows of Tiny Rick! Join Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole on their own adventure through fame and misfortune! All that and more in this oversized collection! This special edition collects issues #21-25 of the main series, as well as the entire Lil’ Poopy Superstar miniseries. It also includes a brand-new introduction, over thirty pages of extras, and an exclusive sound clip voiced by Justin Roiland. Wubba lubba dub dub!

Preview: Rick and Morty #41

Rick and Morty #41

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard
(A) Marc Ellerby, Jarrett Williams
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Kyle Smart (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi, Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

What do a planet-hopping degenerate, a totally buff (and existentially tortured) Meeseeks, a grieving gun-toting widow, an alien prince, and a bull terrier all have in common? They all hate Rick. A lot. And they’re coming after him, Morty, and the whole family in RICK REVENGE SQUAD: PART ONE. Also, catch new backup comics by Tini Howard (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It, Assassinistas) and Jarrett Williams (Super Pro K.O., Hyper Force Neo)!

Review: Ellerbisms

Anyone who has been in a relationship, will tell you it can get complicated. As the mere allusion of being attracted to someone is simply the park, but what comes after can be a careful balancing act. Keeping each other happy is the hard thing. The key is when to pick your battles in a relationship, the choices can become crucial. Sometimes it can feel like the worst place on earth but sometimes it can feel like all the stars aligned.

I once heard from a very wise old person, that the key to staying together, is “not falling out of love at the same time.” There must be someone still fighting for the relationship. Relationships are tough and finding the right person for you is even harder. We follow one couple through all the seasons of their life Marc Ellerby’s Ellerbisms.

In the first story, we find out exactly how Marc met Anna, and much like he says, “it sounds cliché”, they met at a bookstore, where they both worked at, and while they both hated each other, they slowly but surely fell for each other. We also get introduced to Marc’s friend, Sophie, who is the other woman in his life, who he has messed with, but doesn’t want anything to mess with their relationship. A he struggles with his choices, he finds a temporary reprieve in his first trip to SDCC, where he hopes someone will discover him. As he soon finds out, his mind cannot stay away too long from his dilemma. As he returns to England, he reignites the fire between him and Anna, one that still is in the infatuation phase, and one which Marc, like most buys, would like to propel forward. Of course, as most people do, kissing is one of the most intimate things two people can share and Marc and Anna finally go there. In the meantime, Marc finds out he has a problem with his arm, which sidelines him for months, until another doctor realizes the problem lie with his shoulders, and eventually they start sleeping in each other’s beds, which becomes quite a learning experience for each other, as they truly find out each other, which include Marc’s snorting when he sleeps. We follow Marc and Anna, as their relationship grows and how they feel about certain popular culture is on full blast, with some of the more interesting ones being the show, Heroes, and the movies, The Darjeeling Limited and The Dark Knight. We soon find out that his Dad got sick, as he contemplates life without his father, it brought them close together as well as his relationship with Anna and he starts to get more attention for his comics. Marc and Anna eventually move in with each other, where many of their idiosyncrasies start to creep up, and they do get on each other’s nerves. We follow the couple through their many ups and downs, through the times when they are in sync and when one of them wants to end their relationship and as they face their personal challenges.

Overall, it’s an engrossing graphic novel which pulls you into it with heart and leaves you feeling for Marc and Anna. The story by Ellerby is told with love at times, disdain at times, but honesty always. The art by Ellerby is vivid and beautiful. Altogether, a book that transcends the archetype of the graphic novel and diary and gives the world a real gift.

Story: Marc Ellerby Art: Marc Ellerby
Story: 9.7 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Rick and Morty #40

Rick and Morty #40

(W) Kyle Starks, Josh Trujillo
(A) Marc Ellerby and Rii Abrego
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Natalie Riess (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Rick and Morty are locked in a lethal battle royale, but Rick has a secret weapon—the Transformatron, which can change him into any form. Pizza Rick! Cactus Rick! Butter Churn Rick! IT’S A RICK-STRAVAGNZA! Rick turns into a lot of different things in this issue, okay? There’s also a lot of violence and blatant disregard for Morty’s well-being! You’re gonna love it!

Preview: Rick and Morty #38

Rick and Morty #38

(W) Kyle Starks, Tini Howard and Josh Trujillo
(A) Marc Ellerby and Rii Abrego
(C) Sarah Stern
(CA) Marc Ellerby with Sarah Stern (Cover A), Julia Scott (Cover B)
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi/Humor
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

Here we go vampire-ing again! Summer’s still being held captive by the Draculas (who are actually sort of smitten with her) and our hallowed heroes are storming the castle—literally! It’s a drag-out, fang-out, stake-out, blood-soaked rescue story. So many Draculas! So many scary windows! So many vampire fights! Rick’s drunk! Morty’s useless! Beth is trying! Jerry is a you know what! It’s the second part of the dynamic LET THE RICK ONE IN vampire-y two parter, co-written by TINI HOWARD (Rick and Morty™: Pocket Like You Stole It)! It’s awesome!

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