When you think about it, episodes of Rick and Morty are usually like Dungeons and Dragons campaigns gone horribly awry.
Rick Sanchez is the all-knowing, all-orchestrating Dungeon Master. He sets up campaigns for players like Morty (probably a gnome monk), Summer (elf paladin), Beth (half-orc cleric), and Jerry (halfling warlock).
Now Rick and Morty and Dungeons and Dragons will be teaming up in an official capacity.
IDW Publishing and Oni Press are presenting a four-issue comic book series combining Rick and Morty and Dungeons and Dragons. The series will begin this August.
IDW announced at C2E2 that Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles) and Jim Zub (The Avengers) will write the series, with Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) providing the art.
“I love Rick and Mortywith a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the 5th grade,” Patrick Rothfuss said in a statement. “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.”
This represents another step in Rick and Morty‘s creative merchandizing and extended universe portfolio. The show already has a thriving second life in comics and has parodied other major properties like Pokémon for its Pocket Mortys mobile game.
Maybe one day we’ll get an actual Rick and Morty D&D campaign. Until then keep sending your angry tweets about there not being a season four yet.