Primal concluded its second season with a bang last weekend, but since there aren’t any more cavemen or dinosaurs, that leaves Rick And Morty the lone attraction of Adult Swim this week. They won’t be solitary for long, however…AS’s latest original anime, Housing Complex C, debuts in a week or two.
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Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu seems like an idea whose time has come. Or rather, an idea that’s been teased as long as the show has existed. The final shot of the opening sequence in EVERY episode is Rick, Morty and Summer speeding away in a spaceship, being chased by Lovecraft’s most famous monster, who then swallows the screen. Like that box of “Time Travel Stuff,” it seems Cthulhu is a thing the show will forever tease but never actually do…which means it’s up to the comics.
Did you see last week’s Primal? Did you see the last few Primals? If not, why not? The season finale is tonight, but it’ll make little sense unless you’ve seen the last few. And it’s not too late for that — they’re streamable anywhere. Don’t miss such a cool show.
Last week’s episode of Primal was too short. The back half of this season seems to be telling one complete story, with caveman Spear and dinosaur Fang in the clutches of a cruel queen who she orders to help her conquer other civilizations, or if they’re not worth conquering, to simply beat them down. It doesn’t matter if the opposing forces want peace or war — SHE wants war and that’s the end of it. And while Spear and Fang are dealing with HER, there’s the impending matter of the Viking chieftain out for revenge, who will catch up with them eventually.
This is the big one…this week marks the return of what’s currently THE show on Adult Swim. And yes, it’s this weekend. By now you may have grown accustomed to waiting a year and a half (or longer) for new seasons of Rick And Morty to show up, but according to the staff, they’ve streamlined the process so that a new season each year is now a guarantee. Thus the Season Six premiere of Rick And Morty will occur precisely one year from where it last aired a new episode: September 4, 2022 at midnight.
The only good thing about 2020 is that you don’t have to pay to attend Comic-Con! The festivities commence tomorrow and involve a variety of entertainment companies, most of which will be streaming their announcements and panels live for all to watch. Adult Swim in particular has three solid days’ worth of panels ahead, which begin tomorrow.
There are so many Rick and Morty games out there now that they’ve exhausted all possible references to existing episodes. Good thing, then, that five new ones begin airing starting with “The Morty Zone” on November 10. The merchandisers have wasted no time…nine days later, on November 19, a new dice game based on this episode will be available at hobby shops nationwide.
Today WarnerMedia revealed just about everything we’d been wanting to know about HBO Max; so much that it can’t be contained in one article. We’ll be posting multiple news stories in succession; this is the second of them.
Tabletop card game makers Cryptozoic will be showing off their new lineup later this week at SPIEL 19, a convention in Essen, Germany. The aforementioned Batman Ninja Deck-Building Game will be there, alongside the company’s other DC offerings like Rebirth, and their lineup of Rick and Morty card games including the new deck based on the episode “Look Who’s Purging Now.”
After Season Three of Rick And Morty faded to black, everyone was left wondering how long it’d take THIS time before Season Four. “A year and a half, or longer’? Or perhaps “a really really long time”? It seemed closer to the latter when twelve months went by without any word from Harmon or Roiland. Even for Rick and Morty this was taking a while.
Friday afternoons don’t get Schwiftier than this. Adult Swim has released a one-minute preview clip from a yet-unaired Rick and Morty episode from the fourth season. It had me laughing pretty much immediately, which is a hard thing to accomplish on my end.
Each wait between seasons of Adult Swim’s Rick And Morty has been longer than the one before it. This should hopefully change with the new 70-episode deal creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland have signed with AS. Nearly two years after the last time we saw Rick, he returns this November to wreak havoc in the name of selfish gain and inspire Szechuan Sauce riots.