Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar #1

Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar #1

Writer: Sarah Graley Artist: Sarah Graley, Marc Ellerby Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: July 13, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 3
5.9Critic Rating
6.0User Rating

A new comic miniseries based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland's hilarious [adult swim] animated show RICK AND MORTY? Oooo-wee, that sounds great! Mr. Poopybutthole is in trouble, and he turns to the one person he can trust: Summer Smith! She's more than willing to help, but is he telling her the whole truth? Written and drawn by Sarah Graley (Our Super Adventure) and colored by Mildred Louis (Agents of the Realm), Summer and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space, complete with jailbreaks, hijackings, and high school prom. Plus! Backup comics featuring good ol' Rick and Morty, drawn and colored by Marc Ell more

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 12, 2016

    Though the gallows humor and frank emotion of the main series are absent here Rick and Morty: Lil' Poopy Superstar #1 is still a treat for fans and a confident start for the title's first spin-off. Sarah Graley and Mildred Louis, along with a backup story drawn by series regular Marc Ellerby, take two well liked side-characters and poise them as stars with their own adventure armed with plenty of heart and visual gags. We still don't know what Mr. Poopybutthole's whole deal is, but Lil' Poopy Superstar #1 makes me very curious to find out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Outright Geekery - Jul 17, 2016

    The writing is hard to judge because it was so short and not much plays out here. I'd be hesitant to criticize it much before seeing another issue. Having said that everyone seems to be just about who you'd expect them to be, down to Rick's signature mouth-gas. From what I saw here I don't know if the series will have the deep psychological and philosophical undertones the show has but then again I don't know if it has to. Rick and Morty is the smartest animated show I've ever seen and frankly one would be hard pressed to capture that magic twice. Maybe here the writer and artist can find their own way while still servicing the property we love. Time will tell. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - James Charlton Jul 13, 2016

    Overall, this wasn't the best first outing for a new spin-off series. It was all a little dumbed down and cartoonish, perhaps this was the point but the TV show always had a bit more maturity to it. It was satirical and even thought provoking at times, despite all its obvious, wacky craziness. This first issue of Lil' Poopy Superstar doesn't quite live up to the show's successes, but it's still a world I enjoy to be a part of and the end of the comic made me at least a little curious to see what happens next. But only a little curious. If you were to pass on this series I don't think you'd hugely regret it, particularly with the much more excellent Rick and Morty comic series already in production. Go check that one out instead. Read Full Review

  • 4.5
    AiPT! - David Brooke Jul 12, 2016

    A great backup and a solid premise to the story make this a must read for die hard Rick and Morty fans. It's also rather light on humor resorting to Mr. Poopybutthole's name for laughs more than anything. Unfortunately the main story is so slow to start most folks could probably wait for issue #2. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Adam Frey Jul 13, 2016

    MaybeLil' Poopy Superstar will get better as the story progresses, but the first issue doesn't inspire confidence that it will substitute for the show's summer hiatus. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jul 18, 2016

    The dialogue is true to the characters but there is still something a little awkward about it. The art looks great, the character don't need to be completely on model. The story is interesting, but there are still some weird things, like Jerry seeming to materialize on the stairs.

  • 6.5
    The Villain Sep 23, 2016

    The art is fairly similar to the cartoon but the characters are a little misshapen, I thought that Rick was actually Tiny Rick in this issue. Mr Poopybutthole was a character that I wanted to see come back on the show because he was so funny for one episode. The dialogue is slightly awkward but its is fun to see a little spin off story that involves two secondary characters from the show rather than giving Rick and Morty all the attention.

  • 4.5
    Marvelrock Jul 16, 2016

    The art is ok at best (though, for some reason, I care less about the art when reading a cartoon comedy) and the writing isn't much better. Also, this issue isn't paced well. If you can hear the voices from the TV talking when you read the dialogue, you might smile a couple of times, but soon enough, you realize there it's pretty much the same joke over and over again with a little twist. I didn't hate reading this, but with such good character at its disposal, I would expect this issue to be better.

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