The portal-hopping multiversal explorers Rick and Morty have encountered some formidable foes of their misadventures through the years, however none so ferociously evil as horror legend H.P. Lovecraft’s amphibious Nice Outdated One, Cthulhu.
Now, Portland-based Oni Press is injecting the madcap heroes into the fathomless depths of cosmic nightmares for the lately launched “Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu (opens in new tab).” Written by business veteran Jim Zub and filled with psychedelic paintings from illustrator Troy Little and colorist Leonard Ito, this odd four-part odyssey presents loads of the signature madness and hilarity we have come to anticipate within the franchise. You’ll be able to watch “Rick on Morty” now on Hulu (opens in new tab).
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Cthulhu, the terrifying octopus-like humanoid dragon featured right here, performs a significant position in Lovecraft’s unsettling fiction and was first launched to readers again in 1928 within the brief story “The Name of Cthulhu” and printed in Bizarre Tales journal.
Right here’s the official synopsis:
“What may very well be worse than an off-planet sugar deal gone mistaken? Tripping via a Lovecraftian hellscape with the Smith household as they struggle, uh, cosmic sentient coloration and racist fish-people? That may’t be proper…
“Welcome to the Rick Sanchez College of Truly Getting S**t Carried out! And that poor bastard Jerry declares ‘every part smells like cinnamon and sorrow’ on this Lovecraftian epic.”
“Lovecraft horror has caught round for many years as a result of it asks necessary questions like ‘Does humanity matter within the face of an unfeeling unknowable universe?'” Zub stated within the sequence announcement. “Rick and Morty ask equally pertinent questions on ourselves, our existence, and the jerks who create our popular culture, so I figured it was time to peanut butter that chocolate and take a giant chunk.”
Try our full gallery of covers for “Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu #1 (opens in new tab)“:
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Spawned by the twisted minds of Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, “Rick and Morty” debuted on The Cartoon Community’s Grownup Swim block of adult-themed programming in December of 2013. and has exploded right into a popular culture phenomenon that crosses all demographics and mediums. Season 6 of the animated sci-fi comedy simply wrapped this previous week and Season 7 is already within the works per the creators.
Oni Press’ “Rick and Morty vs Cthulhu #1 (opens in new tab)” arrived Dec. 7, with eye-grabbing variant covers from Zander Cannon, Marc Ellerby, Jim Zub, Julieta Colás, and Ryan Lee.
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