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What is the Rick and Morty series about?
The crazy world created by Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland in their hit Adult Swim animated show Rick & Morty goes beyond the screen and in the comic book world!
Published by Oni Press, the Rick & Morty comic book series expand the universe of the super scientist Rick Sanchez and his grandson Morty—but also his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry—with a lot of as insane adventures.
Rick and Morty Comics Reading Order:
I. The Main Rick and Morty Series in Order
a. The paperback editions
- Rick and Morty Vol. 1 – This collection features the first five issues of the comic book series, including ““The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street,” “Mort-Balls!” and more, along with hilarious mini-comics showcasing the whole family. Collects issues #1-5.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 2 – This collection features issues #6-10 of the comic book series, including the “Ball Fondlers Special” by guest artist Andrew MacLean, “A Very Special Blumbus,” illustrated by series writer Zac Gorman, and a cyberpunk adventure across the multiverse.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 3 – This volume features writer Tom Fowler in collaboration with series artist CJ Cannon in a three-issue tale of missing heads, galactic doom toasters, and Jerry screwing everything up (of course). Also included is “Ready Player Morty,” in which Rick takes Morty to a High School Simulation planet, as well as a high-action deathball tournament one-shot. Collects issues #11-15.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 4 – This volume features a three-issue story of interplanetary drug rings and star-traveling pickup artists. Also included is “Rick Burn, Dude,” in which Rick and Morty take a germaphobic planet by storm, a totally swole one-shot drawn by Kyle Starks, and hilarious backup comics about the whole family! Collects issues #16-20.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 5 – This volume features a three-issue story about the despicable Doofus Jerry and his attempt to take over the multiverse. Also included is the uncanny and sinister “Morty Shines,” and the action-packed return of Tiny Rick in “Honey, I Shrunk The Ricks.” Collects issues #21-25.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 6 – This volume features a story of horror as Earth is invaded by aliens and Jerry is sent to stop them! Confront ethical conundrums when Rick clones Morty! Glue your eyeballs to interdimensional cable! All that and more in this volume of Rick and Morty comics. Collects issues #26-30.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 7 – This volume features Summer as she discovers doomed romance! Plus, learn the tragic secrets of Krombopulous Michael! And check out some really cool dinosaurs! Collects issues #31-35.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 8 – This volume features a story full of sadness in “A Jerry Bad Day”! Glory in the gothic vampire-killing madness of “Let the Rick One In”! And Rick turn into a bunch of different objects (it’s not just pickles anymore, bro!) in “Battle Rickale”! Collects issues #36-40.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 9 – This volume features the very FIRST time Rick and Morty met The Vindicators. Rick’s made quite a few enemies in his time, so what happens when they team up to seek revenge? And you’ll meet Dick and Farty, a degenerate genius scientist and his timid grandson… Collects issues #41-45.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 10 – This volume features five stories, like the time where Morty takes it too far, and Rick really needs to blow off some steam. Plus, an episode of Interdimensional Cable, interrupted in the weirdest way possible! Collects issues #46-50.
- Rick and Morty Vol. 11 – This volume features Morty as he gets…a friend! Then, Morty crash-lands on a crazy planet, all by himself. And in a special two part story, Jerry joins a pyramid scheme, and everyone pays the price. And in “Honey, I Ricked the Kids,” Summer and Morty get Rick-tified. Collects issues #51-55.
b. The Deluxe editions
The Rick and Morty comic book series is now available in its first deluxe hardcover collection!
- Rick and Morty Book One Deluxe Edition – This collection includes issues #1-10.
- Rick and Morty Book Two Deluxe Edition – This collection includes issues #11-20.
- Rick and Morty Book Three Deluxe Edition – This collection includes issues #21-30.
- Rick and Morty Book Four Deluxe Edition – This collection includes issues #31-40.
- Rick and Morty Book Five Deluxe Edition – This collection includes issues #41-50.
II. Rick and Morty Mini-Series
- Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar – 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? Summer will find out as she and Mr. Poopybutthole embark on their very own fantastic adventure across space. Collects Rick and Morty: Lil’ Poopy Superstar #1-5.
- Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It – Morty is on a quest to free himself (and all the other Mortys) from the clutches of Ricks, who collect Mortys and force them to battle one another for schmeckles and glory. Along the way, he’ll discover the grisly history of Morty battling, the dastardly lengths that Ricks are willing to stoop to in order to win, and perhaps… Collects Rick and Morty: Pocket Like You Stole It #1-5.
III. Rick and Morty Presents
Rick and Morty Presents is a collection of oversized one-off comics, each one of them focusing on a different character and storyline from the series.
- Rick and Morty Presents, Vol. 1 – Collects the secret history of The Vindicators! The tale of Krombopulos Michael, the professional assassin who just loves killin’; Sleepy Gary’s mind-altering parasite ; a Pickle-Rick story.
- Rick and Morty Presents, Vol. 2 – A frightful tale about Jerry! What happens when you ask Mr. Meeseeks to discovery the meaning of life? The “behind the music” style secrets of The Flesh Curtains, Rick’s band! And a story centered on Unity.
IV. Rick and Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons
The universe of Rick and Morty meets the magic world of Dungeons & Dragons in two mini-series.
- Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons & Dragons – When Morty sees a cute girl at school playing Dungeons & Dragons, he asks Rick to show him the ropes, only to discover that his grandfather is a veteran gamer. Next thing he knows, the entire family has been pulled into a campaign that escalates from virtual D&D simulations to alternate universes governed by the rules of the game. And as it turns out, Rick isn’t the only one who knows his way around a d20. Collects Rick and Morty Vs Dungeons & Dragons #1-4.
- Rick and Morty Vs. Dungeons & Dragons Chapter II: Painscape – Once upon a game, Rick, Morty and the Smith family went on magical D&D adventures…now, magical D&D adventures are coming to Earth, and no one will survive the Painscape! Collects Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons Chapter II: Painscape #1-4.
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