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Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons : Graphic Novel Review

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Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons

Author: Patrick Rothfuss
Publication Date: March 12, 2019
Genre: Fantasy, Science Fiction
Pages: 96
Publisher: Oni Press

SYNOPSIS:

You’ve got to–belch!–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.

#1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, Skullkickers), and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) bring you the comics crossover of the year! It’s an irreverent, unexpected adventure sure to please fans of both franchises.


REVIEW:

THIS. WAS. SO. FUN.

This was one of my first graphic novels, I’ve read the first two compendiums of The Walking Dead but it’s probably been 8 or 9 years since then. I happened to see this while browsing through Barnes & Noble and absolutely had to have it! Not only do I love Rick and Morty but I also love Patrick Rothfuss! (even though weirdly I haven’t read his books yet? haha I think it’s because I also follow him on Twitter and he’s hilarious). Anyways, I saw the Barnes & Noble exclusive edition that has an introduction from Rothfuss plus a full sized removable poster! And the cover is a shiny pretty gold and like, I just couldn’t say no.

In terms of Rick and Morty all of the character arcs were entirely on point and I loved it so much. Rick was drunk and crazy as ever, plus there was a considerable amount of time he spent brooding and moping around and it was just too funny. Morty was his laughable self and always found himself getting into some kind of trouble because of Rick. This story paired up with Dungeons and Dragons was AMAZING. I can’t speak to how well D&D was portrayed because I’ve never played it, but I thought it was a good story! I know some of the basics and it seemed pretty on par with what I’m familiar with.

The artwork in this graphic novel was NEXT LEVEL. Seriously I was so impressed. It took me forever to finish this because I was so stuck on every panel looking at the beautiful artwork. It also helped that there was a full size pull out poster that I plan on hanging up in new library when I move in June. And throughout the novel there was full page artwork by several different artists was nothing short of STUNNING. I want them all in giant posters!

I 100% plan on getting the rest of the Rick and Morty graphic novels and hope to expand into others as well! I’ve heard Saga is good, I might look into those too!

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