Rick and Morty is a genre-hopping, reality-hopping sort of show. So the science-loving weirdo duo becoming an anime isn’t all that surprising. In fact, there are hints that it might actually happen on the real show. But I’m still amazed that it looks this good.
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Even though Rick and Morty hasn’t been on-air in a distressingly long time, the creative team behind the show is hard at work on getting the upcoming episodes of the series ready.
The Rick and Morty fanbase is known for getting a little... exuberant about the show, whether it's in sauce-based shenanigans or the panicking that ensued during the lengthy time it took for Adult Swim to renew the show for a fourth season. But the reason it took so long in the first place was actually to make sure the show continued for a good while down the road.
There was a very brief moment after Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon sent out a cryptic tweet about the show's future when fans were all but certain that the cult hit might not be returning for a fourth season. Turns out, though, that isn't the case.
Even though playing games is typically how Rick and Morty end up putting the multiverse in jeopardy, the dimension-hopping duo are about to embark upon the journey of their lives with the help of a tabletop classic. This August, IDW and Oni Press are partnering to publish a four-issue limited series from writers Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub, with illustrations from Troy Little, where Rick and Morty will get sucked into the world of Dungeons & Dragons.
Last weekend Dan Harmon, one of the minds behind Rick and Morty, sent fans into a worrisome spiral when he tweeted about the nebulous future of the show. While Harmon was right in that a fourth season has yet to be ordered by Adult Swim, the reason for it is... well, a little boring in comparison to thinking the show is doomed.
At some point in every comic book superhero's life, they find themselves contemplating the nature of their existence and asking themselves, "What's the point of all this? Why guard the galaxy? Why protect the forces of creation? Why fight to win a game of dodgeball? Why?" Pondering those questions is the reason comic books exist, and each of this week's best new comics focus on coming to a variety of different answers.
The Vindicators - featured in an episode of Rick and Morty this season - are kind of like if all the Guardians of the Galaxy were emotionally-stunted, alcoholic sex fiends who became a superhero team because they had nothing better to do with their time. While there's a very good chance they will be coming back to the show eventually, the squad's about to get its own comic book courtesy of Oni Press.
Rick and Morty withdrawal is real. But while we wait (at least) a few years for season four, Adult Swim is parcelling out tiny moments to keep us hooked. Like, for instance, this Old Spice commercial, shared this week on the network's Facebook page. It is perfect. Can you spot the plumbus?
Oh jeez, it's been rough since Rick and Morty ended. The emptiness grows even worse when you consider season four won't be arriving for "like a really long time," according to Adult Swim. Where can you turn to fill the void, beyond endless repeats of seasons one through three? We have some suggestions, and thankfully none of them involve Szechuan Sauce.
Rick and Morty is one of the smartest shows on TV -- and crafting the adventures of the dysfunctional duo can be a challenging and arduous process (part of which is why season three took so long to premiere). An extensive new art book documents just what goes into creating the show, and we have a look inside.