Category Archives: IDW

Rick and Morty VS D&D #4 Reviews 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!

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 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 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.”