Category Archives: IDW

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!

Rick and Morty VS D&D Interview on SyFy Wire

Pat Rothfuss, Troy Little, and I spoke to Blair Marnell at SyFy Wire about Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons, including an exclusive preview of issue #2. Check it out.

Barnes & Noble Recommends 14 Different RPG-Centric Comics

On the Barnes & Noble bookstore blog they have a new column recommending comics for fans of Dungeons & Dragons.

With my extensive tabletop RPG and comic experience, I was thrilled to see that they have 3 of my titles on the list! – Pathfinder, Dungeons & Dragons: Legends of Baldur’s Gate, and Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons. Check it out!

Pat Rothfuss and Jim Zub on Dragon Talk

Pat Rothfuss and I chatted with the gang at the Dungeons & Dragons office all about our crazy Rick and Morty crossover series. Check it out!

D&D: Evil At Baldur’s Gate #5 Reviews

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “The best comic of this week is definitely the one where a hamster takes on a hostile adventuring party and wins.”

Comic Crusaders: 8/10 “Definitely a must-read for RPG fans, and it might make a nice pick-up if you’re the kind of person who likes a little fun in their fantasy.”

Major Spoilers: 9/10 “The scenery is magnificent. There’s a double splash from the rooftop looking out over the harbor which is just lovely and really captures the feel of Baldur’s Gate. The villains are distinctive and amusingly cranky looking. The slapstick scenes that evolve into the fight are great.”

Reading With a Flight Ring: “The attention to detail here is sensational as we see the manipulation of the line work so the subtle and the bold moments can work in concert with one another beautifully really makes this a joy.”

Rick and Morty VS D&D In Newsweek!

Newsweek has a piece on Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 written by game columnist Andrew Whalen. Check it out!

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #1 Reviews!

A Comic Show: “This was so much fun…It was awesome…If you’ve never read a Rick and Morty comic, this should be your first.”

Adventures In Poor Taste: 9.5/10 “This issue hits the ground running, revels in the fantasy genre, and is a delightful page-turner.”

Alpha Comics: “It’s a fun story with tons of laughs and an engaging plot to boot. This book also leaves its readers with a crazy cliffhanger that’ll no doubt guarantee their return.”

Brazen Bull: 9.4/10 “Troy Little’s artwork hits all the right notes at all the right times; there is an energetic quality to his art that brings this issue to life. His ability to display a variety of emotions and expressions on his characters is uncanny.”

Bubble Blabber: 10/10 “Rick and Morty vs Dungeons and Dragons is already high above my expectations. I knew this would be an interesting read, no doubt, but I had no idea that the story would be this involved.”

Caped-Joel: 8/10 “If you’re interested in picking up Dungeons & Dragons through the lens of Rick and Morty, this comic ends up being pretty damn educational.”

Comic Book.com: 8/10 “This is shaping up to be a crossover that fans of either property won’t want to sleep on.”

Comic Book HQ: 10/10 “I loved this book with a passion I can’t describe. Not only did it meet my expectations, but it far surpassed them, in the most glorious way. It looked fantastic, brought both worlds to life beautifully, and has me eagerly anticipating the rest of this four issue mini-series.”

Comic Book Resources: “Much like any absurd Rick and Morty plot, though, it works. Not because it tries to create a super franchise of sorts, but due to the fact that the comic parodies everything about Dungeons & Dragons and the general elitist nature of nerd culture.”

Comic Regime: “Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub have done a great job at starting this series off. With so much in this first issue, from all the D&D player lingo to that true feeling that makes Rick and Morty loved by so many.”

Court Of Nerds: 10/10 “D&D fans will love the vernacular, Rick and Morty fans will love the haphazard adventuring, fans of Zub will get the slick storytelling, and fans of Rothfuss will get electric interplay between characters.”

Comic Town: “When it comes to Dungeons & Dragons, it’s totally over my head. Who knew…it spoke to me! All of a sudden, I definitely became Morty here and I think I understand how to play Dungeons & Dragons!”

Daily Comic: “I loved it…If you like both Rick and Morty and Dungeons & Dragons this is going to be heaven for you.”

Fanbase Press: “Artist Troy Little teams up with colorist Leonardo Ito and letterer Robbie Robbins to build a fantastical world of swords and sorcery and a futuristic space world simultaneously as the sci-fi heavy Rick & Morty universe clashes with the old-world Dungeons & Dragons setting.”

Inverse: ” against all odds, the Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons crossover comic is on par with the best Rick and Morty episodes in terms of core storytelling while also capturing what it’s really like to play D&D.”

Monkeys Fighting Robots: 8.2/10 “Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons finds a way to perfectly capture not only the humor of the show but the perfect synergy of two great properties crossing over.”

Oregon Live: “it is an absolutely magical moment when Rick learns that Morty wants to play — the highlight of a fun and spirited crossover that nails precisely what it should be.”

Rogues Portal: ” I never once thought that their voice strayed from that of the show, even down to their brand of humor–which other writers have had trouble nailing down in the past. Rothfuss and Zub make the two properties mesh with an astounding ease.”

The Other Comic Book Teacher: “No question…Best of the Four this week goes to a book that takes two of my favorite things and mashes them together with love, grossness, and a little 3d6 +2.”

Team Ashen: “If you are a fan of playing the game, you will love the inside jokes.”

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #3 Arrives in November!

RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS #3 (of 4)
(W) Patrick Rothfuss, Jim Zub
(A/CA) Troy Little

A dimension where Dungeons & Dragons paradigms are real. The rules are absolute…or, at least, they were…until Rick and Morty make their mark. Get ready to plead the fifth (edition) in this unlawful, chaotically evil story of family friction and fantasy frolics.

The world’s greatest roleplaying game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional animated series.
What could go wrong?

• Presented in conjunction with Oni Press!
• Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite author Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure!
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles!
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.

Rick and Morty VS Dungeons & Dragons #2 Arrives in September!

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #2 (of 4)
Patrick Rothfuss & Jim Zub (w) • Troy Little (a & c)

Death, dice, and diabolical plans! Rick Sanchez has been power gaming since the ’70s, but this time he may have finally met his match—his family.

The world’s greatest role-playing game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional animated series.
What could go wrong?

Bullet points:
• Presented in conjunction with ONI PRESS!
• Patrick Rothfuss, the multiple award-winning, bestselling author of The Kingkiller Chronicle series, joins Dungeons & Dragons fan-favorite author Jim Zub (Avengers, Wayward) on a tri-dimensional fantasy adventure!
Rick and Morty is one of the most popular shows in Adult Swim history, with a steady fan following since it debuted in 2013. This is the first official Rick and Morty team-up story and should have deep traction in fan circles!
Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition sales continue to grow each year around the world. D&D has returned as a cultural force in bookstores and online.
• Variant covers by Julia Scott and Tess Fowler!

Talking Rick and Morty VS D&D With PreviewsWorld

Pat Rothfuss, Troy Little, and I spoke to Previews World about the upcoming RICK and MORTY VS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS mini-series launching in August. Check it out.