Saturday, September 8, 2018

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1

Really the best thing about Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1, the first issue of a new four-part series introducing Morty to the idea of Dungeons & Dragons, is the odd assortment of variant covers for this issue that showcase various D&D elements including a characters sheet Morty cover, a cover based on the old D&D box set, Rick and friends playing D&D in the basement and several others. As for the comic itself, it's okay (but never reaches the level of fun the concept suggests it should).

When Morty meets attractive teen girls discussing Dungeons & Dragons (seriously, where were these girls when I was in high school?!) he fakes a knowledge of the game and pleads desperately with Rick to teach him everything he needs to know. This begins with a crass course in the tabletop role-playing game before evolving into the pair jumping into a more real-life example dressed and armed as their characters. Maybe it's just the cynic in me, but I'm not seeing this end well for Morty and his chances with the ladies. For fans.

[IDW, $3.99]

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