Rick and Morty #1

Rick and Morty #1

Writer: Zac Gorman Artist: CJ Cannon Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: April 1, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
6.9Critic Rating
8.1User Rating

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Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland's hilarious hit Adult Swim animated show RICK & MORTY now has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. In this issue: Part One of "The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street"!

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge, III Apr 6, 2015

    Bottom line, if you love the show, you'll love the comic, and if you've never watched the show, this debut issue will make you want to run out and buy the DVDs as soon as you are humanly able. Oni Press has struck gold with Rick and Morty #1. Zac Gorman, C.J. Cannon, Ryan Hill, and back up artist Marc Ellerby have given audiences, both in and out of know, a solid debut issue chocked with comedy and pathos that can go nowhere but up. Sitcoms are always tricky for comics to really take to, but the breathless insanity and solid emotional core of Rick and Morty may be the latest one that the medium embraces and takes to a whole other crop of fans. To sum it all up, WUB A LUB A DUB DUUUUB! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Sep 7, 2015

    If you are a fan of the Rick and Morty the TV show, there is no reason you won't be a fan of this comic.  CJ Cannon's art looks exactly like the show and Zac Gorman's script is spot on as well.  If you don't like the show, nothing here will change your mind because you have neither a funny bone or a soul.  And that's the WA-A-A-AY the review goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 30, 2015

    This book is great dip back into the Adult Swim show yet may not be best way to first experience of Rick and Morty's world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - David Gladman Mar 31, 2015

    Overall though, I would say that this is a good start to the run and that I am definitely looking forward to find out the nature of the ‘dire consequences; hinted at towards the end of the main story. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Overmental - Andrew Tran Apr 1, 2015

    Writer Zac Gorman, known for his fantastic work in animation (Over the Garden Wall) and comics (Costume Quest) alike, has a steady grip on original creator Dan Harmon's vision and style of humor. The beating heart of Rick and Morty is a knowledge of, and critical disdain for, sci-fi tropes, from the metaphysical nonsenses of time to the logical conclusions of endowing animals with consciousness. Gorman and arist CJ Cannon nail the feel almost perfectly"the downcast look on Morty's face when Rick punctures his self-esteem, Jerry's pitiful cowering, it's all very uncanny. Thus, the comic is a welcome respite for fans enduring the interminable wait until Season 2 rolls around. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 1, 2016

    This book is pretty much geared to only diehard Rick and Morty fans and not much else. It's a fun read and I hope that it makes people more aware of the show, but that's the only real reason for this book another Rick and Morty series to exist.  Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Outright Geekery - A-Ku Mar 30, 2015

    A good, solid adaptation of an understandably hard-to-adapt and strange TV series, the comic is enjoyable and will be fun for both fans of the show and people with a slightly kooky sense of humour. It could definitely do with some work though and I hope that this is just teething pains as they find their feet in a new medium. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Rhymes With Geek - J. Reifler Mar 31, 2015

    All in all this isn't a terrible comic but it needs to up it's game to keep me invested.Fix the sloppy art and keep things looking more consistent. Don't drag out these plots to keep people buying. Rick and Morty is quick, crazy, and to the point. I'm going to keep reading and crossing my fingers that the insanity level only ramps up from here. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Austin Lanari Apr 1, 2015

    Maybe that seems nitpicky to you, but one of the reasons that theRegular Showcomic is one of the few things that has been consistently on my pull list is because the page layouts frequently take advantage of the fact that they are comics and not just cartoons in a book. I need a reason to come back toRick and Mortyrather than just watching the television show. Especially given the character of this show, I would really like to see the design of these stories push some boundaries. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Myke Ladiona Apr 7, 2015

    It's not bad if you just need any new Rick and Morty in your life, but it will just seem like a so-so episode after the last panel. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Eric Switzer Apr 1, 2015

    Altogether, it was an enjoyable experience in that it reminded me of all the great episodes and moments and quotes that I loved from the show. The issue looks and feels like “Rick and Morty” even if its not quite the real deal. I enjoy the show enough to take this as an alternative and I'm willing to bet if you are a fan you'll enjoy the experience. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Villain Sep 2, 2016

    The art is really well done and the characters and the environments look the exact same that they do on the show. I don't think this comic is as good as the show but its enough to keep me interested because I really like these characters. I'd rather them save the really good stories for the episodes. These comics are just side stories that keep me occupied between episodes.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo Oct 18, 2015

    The first issue captures the look and feel of the show. The jokes aren't as hard-hitting but I need my fix yo, so this will have to do until the show seasons are longer.

  • 8.5
    def17 Aug 19, 2015

  • 8.5
    Al B. Harper Oct 1, 2015

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