Monday, June 5, 2017

Rick and Morty (Free Comic Book Day 2017)

2017's Rick and Morty Free Comic Book Day issue reprints the opening issue of Oni Press' ongoing Rick and Morty comic. In Part One of the Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street, Rick overreacts to Jerry's suggestion that Morty should get a part-time job. After signing up Morty in the stock market, Rick uses a device to tell the future to make business blissfully good for the pair. Of course, there are a couple of problems.

First, Jerry doesn't react well the billions the two pull in. Second, a time-cop known as Professor Tock (a fun take on a couple classic Doctors from Doctor Who) takes interest in the pair, knowing that Rick has already repeatedly violated the laws of time. And third, the truth about how Rick's device actually works leaves Morty horrified.

Reprinting an issue of an arc from a couple of years ago works to make people aware of the comic, although it ends on a cliffhanger and makes finding out the end of the story more trouble than its probably worth for most casual readers. For fans.

[Oni Press, FREE]

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