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Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons Box Set

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons Box Set

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a & c)

Collects the entire miniseries! If you missed out on the Rick and Morty™ vs. Dungeons & Dragons miniseries when it was on shelves, you can stop kicking yourself, because now the whole thing is available in one convenient package—and with exclusive covers to boot! Collects issues #1-4 of the series, each issue with an all-new variant character sheet cover not available outside of this box set, as well as a blank character sheet sketch cover so you can get in on the fun. Wubba lubba dub dub!!

FC • 169 pages w/ slipcase • $29.99

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons Box Set

Review: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Director’s Cut #1

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Director’s Cut #1

The first time I was exposed to Dungeons & Dragons was when I was in middle school. One of my friends asked if I wanted to play. I didn’t quite understand the game or even its allure at the time. It seemed to me that it was just pretending to be someone you weren’t, which I found was what made it so compelling. The next time I’d see anyone play it was when I was in the Navy.

The game itself is steeped in lore and contained hundreds of characters which explained why some of the smartest people I knew played the game in the first place. The negotiation and social skills one would learn from the game is something one would never think you can get from roleplaying. Fast forward to today and RPGs are some of the best kind of games you can play in person, on game consoles, and even on your mobile device. This what made Patrick Rothfuss’ collaboration with Jim Zub for the crossover between D&D and Rick & Morty so appealing. We get a deluxe edition of the first issue in the series, Rick And Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1: Directors Cut.

We find Morty on the school bus, as he listens in on two kids who play D&D, who are deep into a game, one which intrigues Morty enough to want in. As he ends up going to hobby store to pick up a handbook and ends up flirting with a girl working there. As he starts reading, he soon realizes that he is out of his depth and asks Rick to teach him. As he shows him how he learned, which is far out of date for nay player, which forces Rick to step his game up. This leads to him creating a machine where both of them can build characters and play the actual game within a game.

Overall, an excellent tale that imbues the love of the game and of the people that play them, as this edition gives readers extra scenes and an excellent behind the scenes of the book. The story by Rothfuss and Zub is hilarious, action packed and well developed. The art by the creative team is pretty much gorgeous. Altogether, a joy ride for fans of the game and the TV show and this special edition is for fans of the creative team and the astounding work they did on this book.

Story: Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub
Art: Troy Little, Leonard Ito, Robbie Robbins and Alex Cormack
Story: 10 Art: 9.0 Overall: 9.6 Recommendation: Buy

IDW Publishing and Oni Press provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Director’s Cut #1

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Director’s Cut #1

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a) • Alex Cormack

Re-presenting the sold-out first issue in deluxe format! This special edition includes excerpts from Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub’s original script, work-in-progress process pages from the art table of Troy Little, and a section of rare and hard-to-find covers!

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Director’s Cut #1

Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub (A/CA) Troy Little
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $19.99

#1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss, acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub, and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little bring you the comics crossover of the year! You’ve got to (bellllch!) 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.

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub (A/C/CA) Troy Little
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences — Genre: Sc-Fi/Humor/Games

Price: $19.99—Page Count: 137

Number one New York Times best-selling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss, acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub, and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little bring you the comics crossover of the year! You’ve got to (bellllch!) 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 playingDungeons & 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.

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons

Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #3

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #3

Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a & c)

A dimension where the Dungeons & Dragons paradigms are real. The rules are absolute… or, at least, they were… until Rick and Morty make their mark. Get ready to plead the fifth (edition) in this unlawful, chaotically evil story of family friction and fantasy frolics.

The world’s greatest roleplaying game.

Reality’s most dysfunctional animated series.

What could go wrong?

FC • 36 pages • $4.99

Preview: Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons #2 (of 4)

Rick & Morty vs Dungeons & Dragons #2 (of 4)

(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub (A/CA) Troy Little
In Shops: Sep 26, 2018
SRP: $3.99

Death, dice, and diabolical plans! Rick Sanchez has been power gaming since the ’70s, but this time he may have finally met his match-his family.

The world’s greatest role-playing game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional animated series.
What could go wrong?

Presented in conjunction with ONI PRESS!
Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite author Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure!

Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles!

Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year and the Baldur’s Gate video games have sold millions of copies around the world. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.

Preview: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1

(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
(A) Troy Little
(C) Leonardo Ito
(CA) Troy Little with Leonardo Ito
Age Rating: Teen, 16+
Genre: Sci-Fi, Humor, Fantasy
Price: $3.99
Page Count: 32

When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!

The Sandman is Getting 30th Anniversary Editions Courtesy of Vertigo

Vertigo is celebrating of The Sandman‘s 30th anniversary with brand-new collected editions of Neil Gaiman’s seminal story. Following the announcement of a new Gaiman-curated imprint called the Sandman Universe, launching this August, Gaiman’s original series will be rereleased monthly beginning in October.

The anniversary editions will include special introductions from legendary creators including best-selling authors Patrick Rothfuss, Kelly Sue DeConnick, writer/producer Paul Dini, author/comedian/actor Patton Oswalt and more. Each collection will also feature new, original covers from the original Sandman cover artist, Dave McKean.

Gaiman’s new imprint will launch on August 8, 2018 with The Sandman Universe #1, followed by four new titles: The Dreaming, House of Whispers, Lucifer, and Books of Magic. For those who want to discover the origins of these new stories, they can start at the beginning with these anniversary editions.

The Sandman Vol. 1: Preludes and Noctures 30th Anniversary Edition collects issues #1-8, written by Gaiman with art by Sam Kieth, Mike Dringenberg, and Malcolm Jones III. It will also feature an introduction from Patrick Rothfuss, best-selling author of The Kingkiller Chronicles, and will be available in comics shops on October 24, and everywhere books are sold on October 30.

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