With less than a month to go, we finally have a trailer for the next season of Rick And Morty that reveals what the new voice actors for each of them sound like. Up until now, the evil genius and his hapless grandson were both voiced by co-creator Justin Roiland, but after the man was outed as a creep by several witnesses, he was fired from this and every other job he had.
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Last week Adult Swim said we’d know when Rick and Morty is coming back very soon. And today is Soon: they’ve revealed Season 7 of the anarchic adult cartoon will be ready October 15.
The way Adult Swim was talking during SDCC, it sounded like the seventh season of Rick and Morty wouldn’t be ready anytime soon. Though the production crew has settled into a rhythm reliable enough to produce one season each year (instead of every two years), a wrench was thrown into the works when co-creator Justin Roiland fell into scandals and was fired in disgrace.
This fall Rick and Morty: The Manga will be taking off with its first volume, and if you want a taste, there will be a place to lick it soon. In the next few weeks, comic shops across America will be receiving a pack of 20 preview comics, each 16 pages in length and suggested for an MSRP of free.
Rick and Morty is in an interesting place. Halfway through a massive gazillion-episode order, the show’s co-creator got into a scandal and had to leave. Behind-the-scenes stories suggest Justin Roiland hasn’t contributed any serious part to Rick and Morty‘s writing in years, so there will be no changes there. The one thing he DID do, though, is voice the two central characters in every episode. Now there’s a hole.
Late this fall Oni Press will be bringing us Rick and Morty: The Manga, aka the black-and-white adventures of a mad scientist and his family in a world of giant robots. Upon the initial announcement of this title last March, they let us show off a ten-page preview of the book, which you can still see here. Now they’ve let us look at five MORE pages! You can check them out below.
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.
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.
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.