This August, IDW Publishing will join hands with Oni Press to crossover Rick and Morty into the fantasy adventure called Dungeons & Dragons. It will be a four-part comic series. An announcement was made at C2E2 on Sunday, and Patrick Rothfuss (The Kingkiller Chronicles), Jim Zub (Avengers: No Surrender) and Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) are the members of the creative team behind it.
Set perfectly into the world of Rick and Morty, the new adventure will see the duo embark on a “high-fantasy adventure blended with the wit, humor, and intelligence the show is widely celebrated for.”
“I love Rick and Morty with a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the fifth grade,”Rothfuss stated. “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.”
The adventure starts when Morty sought Rick’s advice about Dungeons & Dragons because kids at his school were playing it. As is expected, things take an unexpected turn. However, Zub said that he is keen to introduce the Smith family into the Dungeons & Dragons world.
“The Dungeons & Dragons crew is letting Pat and I open a Pandora’s Box of insane adventure material and iconic creatures from the granddaddy of all tabletop role-playing games,” he said. “I wish I could say we’ll take good care of it, but, the simple truth is, this is Rick and Morty we’re talking about. No fantasy world or otherworldly plane of existence is safe.”
Each issue of the four-issue series will offer a lot for the fans of both the properties, such as character sheets and variant covers.