Welcome to Jim's Just for the Hell of it Monday Review. Grab a snack and get comfy as I begin this week by telling you about one of my favorite shows on television, Rick and Morty. While it's been on since 2013, I have only become aware of it since about a month ago. Eric (you know, America's Sweetheart) told me about it and like most things he tells me about, I avoided it at all costs. When I finally got around to watching it, however, I loved it. You'll never hear me say that Eric was right, but a show with a deranged and inappropriate Doc Brown (Rick) hauling a whining, neurotic Marty (Morty) around the universe and beyond is a show made for me. Believe me, no matter how it looks, this show is not for kids...except my kids it seems. While I was watching my first episode ("Raising Gazorpazorp"), three of my kids came in the room and all of them yelled, "Oh cool, Rick and Morty!" Chalk another one up for my parenting skills! I will play that off as an example of how good a show Rick and Morty is and while kids shouldn't watch it, they may enjoy it all the same. Fast forward to this past week's podcast (HERE) where I swore to Eric that there isn't a Rick and Morty comic. I was dead wrong and with that, I give you Rick and Morty #1.
Written by: Zac Gorman
Art by: CJ Cannon and Ryan Hill
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: April 1, 2015
Publisher: Oni Press