There’s a new Rick and Morty comic in the works, and it features a crossover with one of the biggest fantasy franchise in the world. Oni Press and IDW Publishing are joining forces for a new miniseries that thrusts the Smith family into the world of Dungeons & Dragons.
Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons will be co-written by fantasy novelist Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind) and D&D comic veteran Jim Zub and drawn by Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas). The series will debut in August 2018.
In this epic crossover, Morty turns to his grandfather for help in understanding the popular role-playing game after it becomes all the rage at his school. Rick, being Rick, it’s not long before the entire Smith family is dragged into an epic fantasy realm. It’s a premise that reminds us of Community’s D&D-themed episodes, which is fitting since Rick and Morty co-creator Dan Harmon also created that series.
“I love Rick and Morty with a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the 5th grade,” said Rothfuss in IDW’s press release. “So when they approached me about writing a story with both of them together? That’s some serious you-got-chocolate-in-my-peanut butter $#!& right there. I’m in. I’m all the way in. I’m gettin’ that chocolate all up in the peanut butter. Like, deep in. All the way in. It’s going to be sticky and delicious.”
“The Dungeons & Dragons crew is letting Pat and I open a Pandora’s Box of insane adventure material and iconic creatures from the granddaddy of all tabletop role-playing games,” said Zub. “I wish I could say we’ll take good care of it, but, the simple truth is, this is Rick and Morty we’re talking about. No fantasy world or otherworldly plane of existence is safe.”
In other Rick and Morty news, Harmon and co-creator Justin Roiland recently revealed why Adult Swim has yet to renew the series, despite Season 3 being the network’s most-watched comedy show ever.