The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, Warner Bros. and Adult Swim have announced that Rick and Morty are set for a Lovecraftian adventure this December with the launch of the new comic miniseries Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu.
The four issue series from the Eisner-nominated creative team from Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons — writer Jim Zub, illustrator Troy Little, colorist Leonardo Ito, and letterer Crank – promises to put an end to speculation as to why the ancient cosmic villain appears in the opening credits of the animated series.
“Lovecraft horror has stuck around for decades because it asks important questions like ‘Does humanity matter in the face of an unfeeling unknowable universe?’” states creator Jim Zub. “Rick and Morty ask equally pertinent questions about ourselves, our existence, and the jerks who create our pop culture, so I figured it was time to peanut butter that chocolate and take a big bite.”
“Troy is one of the absolute best cartoonists in comics,” Zub continues. “His ability to take every over-the-top moment I write and translate them into jaw-dropping pages full of humor and emotion made Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons and its sequel a huge hit. Now we’re back for a third interdimensional outing, but this one is even more messed up than before. Troy’s spin on Lovecraft’s tales of cosmic horror will bust guts and break minds. You are not prepared.”
What could be worse than an off-planet sugar deal gone wrong? Tripping through a Lovecraftian hellscape with the Smith family as they fight, uh, cosmic sentient color and racist fish-people? That can’t be right…
Welcome to the Rick Sanchez School of Actually Getting S**t Done! And that poor bastard Jerry declares “everything smells like cinnamon and sorrow’” in this Lovecraftian epic.
Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu Part 1: The Whisperer in the Dorkness will go on sale on December 7th.