IDW Publishing and Oni Press are partnering to do a unique crossover between two of its licensed properties - Rick & Morty and Dungeons & Dragons.
Scheduled to launch this August, an as-yet untitled four-issue crossover miniseries will put Rick and Morty face-to-face with a Beholder and more from the iconic RPG game. Novelist Patrick Rothfuss is working with Avengers writer Jim Zub on this series, joined by artist Troy Little.
“I love Rick and Morty with a powerful love, and I’ve played D&D since the 5th grade,” said Rothfuss. “So when they approached me about writing a story with both of them together? That’s some serious you-got-chocolate-in-my-peanut butter $#!& right there. I’m in. I’m all the way in. I’m gettin’ that chocolate all up in the peanut butter. Like, deep in. All the way in. It’s going to be sticky and delicious.”
Zub has previously wrote various D&D miniseries for IDW, but this will be his first dip into the world of Rick & Morty.
“The Dungeons & Dragons crew is letting Pat and I open a Pandora’s Box of insane adventure material and iconic creatures from the granddaddy of all tabletop role-playing games,” said Zub. “I wish I could say we’ll take good care of it, but, the simple truth is, this is Rick and Morty we’re talking about. No fantasy world or otherworldly plane of existence is safe.”