Oni Announces Rick And Morty: The Manga Vol. 1 For November
Any frequent viewer of Adult Swim knows the higher-ups have been lending their most valuable property to Japan for the country’s own take on it. Two Rick And Morty anime specials have aired on the channel and a full series is in the works for the future. Oni Press, the current producer of Rick and Morty comic books, figured it was time to explore a similar market.
Introducing Rick and Morty: The Manga! The black-and-white adventures of a mad scientist and his family in a world of giant robots! They key difference here, though, is that the Oni version will be a clear parody made in America, as opposed to the anime on Adult Swim that are the authentic product. The book will go beyond cliches and satirize specific manga targets. Given that the description mentions “a horde of 60 foot tall, curiously naked Jerrys” we can name at least one. Subtitled “Get in the Robot, Morty!,” this first volume comes to us from writer Alissa M. Sallah (Weaboo) and artist JeyOdin (Hammer, Miles Away).
“Rick and Morty has always skewered and elevated pop culture tropes through an irreverent lens, and Get in the Robot, Morty! takes on the beloved genre of mech-fighting manga with that characteristic sardonic flair. Fans of adult animation who’ve followed from Toonami’s Midnight Run to Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty are going to find characters, humor, heart, and of course bloody, outrageous battles they know and love in these pages. If anyone could make Gendo Ikari look like a reasonable parent, it’s Rick Sanchez,” says Oni senior editor Bess Pallares. “Creating this book was a pop culture dream come true, and we plan to further sully the good name of manga with future volumes of Rick and Morty: The Manga, exploring more genres and storylines ready for a shakeup.”
Rick and Morty: The Manga Vol. 1 will be sold in paperback from Oni starting November 1. Here’s a few pages to enjoy eight months early…
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