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Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons II: Painscape Arrives This Fall!

RICK AND MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS RETURNS TO COMICS IN SEPTEMBER!

RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS & DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE
4-ISSUE MINI-SERIES
ISSUE #1 IN STORES 9/18/19

WRITER – JIM ZUB
ARTIST – TROY LITTLE
VARIANT COVER ART BY JIM ZUB & SARAH STERN
32 PAGES, $3.99

You thought you could escape?! Think again!

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!

The world’s greatest role-playing game returns to plague the world’s most dysfunctional animated family and this time, we can’t just rest on brand name recognition and curiosity to fuel your interest, Morty, because no one gives a d-d-damn about sequels unless they’re really good, so no pressure, you f***ing hacks!

Fan favorite dice dependent Jim Zub (Samurai Jack, Savage Sword of Conan) re-teams up with Eisner-nominated cartoonist +5 Troy Little (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, The Powerpuff Girls) to destroy Adult Swim’s pop culture juggernaut and the best-selling role-playing game that once used the term “THAC0.”


Here’s Jim Zub talking about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and announcing the new mini-series at D&D Live:

D&D: Infernal Tides Arrives This Fall!

IDW Publishing reunites the Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate creative team of writer Jim Zub and artist Max Dunbar for an all-new adventure: Dungeons & Dragons: Infernal Tides! Debuting in November 2019, the five-issue miniseries delves into the mythology established in the highly-anticipated Baldur’s Gate: Descent Into Avernus D&D sourcebook arriving later this year.

In Infernal Tides, fan-favorite Minsc and his friends are caught in the middle of devil-tainted corruption that has taken hold of Baldur’s Gate. Unraveling the secret of its source will take the heroes to unexpected places and threaten the sanctity of their very souls. Even if they survive this perilous journey, there will be Hell to pay!

Infernal Tides, while an accommodating entry point for intrepid new readers, rewards longtime fans as the continuation of Jim Zub’s epic comic book storyline which began with Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate and continued into Shadows of the Vampire, Frost Giant’s Fury, and Evil at Baldur’s Gate.


Here’s Jim Zub introducing Infernal Tides at D&D Live in Los Angeles:

SyFy Wire Interview

During Emerald City Comic Con, Max Dunbar and I spoke to Whitney Moore at the SyFy Channel all about Dungeons & Dragons comics, including the crazy cross-over in Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons. Find out how the comics got started, our favorite parts of working on D&D and a whole lot more.

Dragon Talk Interview

I spoke to hosts Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble to discus Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the upcoming D&D Young Adventurer’s Guide series in this Dragon Talk podcast recording.

Dragon Plus Interview

I spoke to Bart Carroll at Dragon Magazine and Adam Lee, story lead on Dungeons & Dragons, all about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons and the D&D Young Adventurer’s Guides.

Check it out!

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons TPB Arrives March 12th!


Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons
(issues #1-4)

Two pop-culture juggernauts are teaming up and neither multiverse is prepared for what comes next! #1 New York Times-bestselling fantasy author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), acclaimed comics writer Jim Zub (Dungeons & Dragons: Evil at Baldur’s Gate, Skullkickers), and Eisner-nominated artist Troy Little (Hunter S. Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas) bring you the comics crossover of the year! It’s an irreverent, unexpected adventure sure to please fans of both franchises.
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Rick and Morty VS D&D #4 Reviews

Comicbook.com: 10/10 “surpasses expectations, becoming not just a fun crossover but also an excellent adventure, a retrospective on D&D’s history, and a treatise on why we game at all.”

Geeks Worldwide: 9/10 “This was a great issue/ storyline. It was interesting to see the characters in new lights. “

Multiversity Comics: 8.5/10 “an enjoyable trip through the history of the game, overflowing with nods and references both new and old players will appreciate. It’s a great read whether you’re a fan of the show, the game, or both.”

Outright Geekery: 8.6/10 “Troy Little’s pencils and Leonardo Ito’s colors were without flaw. It’s almost as if the original R&M art team did this. They knew when to go bright and vibrant, and they knew when to cool the colors down to set the proper tone for each panel.”

Arriving in Feb: Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 – Director’s Cut Edition

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 – Director’s Cut Edition
(W) Jim Zub, Patrick Rothfuss
(A) Troy Little
(CA) Alex Cormack

Re-presenting the sold-out first issue in deluxe format! This special edition includes excerpts from Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub’s original script, work-in-progress process pages from the art table of Troy Little, and a section of some of the rare and hard-to-find covers! Presented in conjunction with Oni Press! Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure!
In Shops: Feb 20, 2019

Zub at PAX Unplugged 2018!

This weekend I’ll be at PAX Unplugged, the Penny Arcade Expo’s tabletop gaming and RPG show happening in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania! I’m a guest of ONI Press, the co-publisher of Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, and will be signing at their booth (BOOTH #2813) throughout the weekend, as well as sketching Rick and Morty characters on the Rick and Morty VS D&D sketch covers they’ll have in stock. Come on by and snag a copy, or bring other Zub comics in your collection to get signed!

In addition, lots of other friends and publishers I’ve worked with will be at the show:
IDW Games (who will be demoing the Wayward Board Game) are at BOOTH #3148.
Paizo (home of the Pathfinder RPG) is at BOOTH #2825.
Pandasaurus Games (home of game designer Jonathon Gilmour) are at BOOTH #1956.
Renegade Games (publisher of the Kids On Bikes tabletop RPG) is at BOOTH #2713.
Wizards of the Coast (the home of Dungeons & Dragons) are at BOOTH #3025.

Zub and Rothfuss on the D&D Podcast

Pat Rothfuss and I spoke to Greg Tito and Shelly Mazzanoble at Wizards of the Coast all about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons. Our interview starts at the 43 minute mark. Give it a listen!