Wednesday, September 5, 2018
"Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons" #1 is Suitably Entertaining
I was worried the fact this was a crossover that had to get commercial approval from Wizards of the Coast (they own the rights to D&D) it would as a result dilute the content/jokes, but thankfully that wasn't the case. There are plenty of jokes both affectionate towards and critical of, "Dungeons and Dragons," (Morty's declaration that the first edition, "Sucks," isn't argued with) and even if you aren't super well-versed in the game such as my mostly-ignorant self you'll still get the punch-lines. One thing I enjoyed was how excited Rick got at hearing Morty wanted to play the game (although Morty just wants to learn to possibly hook-up with a girl who runs a group). It just seemed weirdly fitting that Rick would be a big fan of, "Dungeons and Dragons," and love all the details and such that can go into playing it.
The first issue of "Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons," has some decent humor, but didn't make me absolutely crack-up. It's a solid joint-venture between Oni Press (who publish, "Rick and Morty," comics) and IDW (who publish, "Dungeons and Dragons," comics) however and sets the groundwork for what I imagine will be other fun issues--I can't wait to hopefully witness Jerry attempting to play and failing miserably at the game, as he is wont to do. Overall I would rate this a good...3 out of 5 stars.