Stack Clean: Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1

I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate Dungeons & Dragons, but I’ve never watched Rick and Morty or read anything based on the show. The comic is a love letter to D&D, and I think it’s successful in expressing some of what is great about the game, but I don’t think the characters won me over enough to want to see them outside the context of them exploring D&D.

I continued to read through my stack of comics and came to an oddity, a mashup of something I love and something I’m apathetic about. I’ll take any opportunity to celebrate Dungeons & Dragons, but I’ve never watched Rick and Morty or read anything based on the show. The comic is a love letter to D&D, and I think it’s successful in expressing some of what is great about the game, but I don’t think the characters won me over enough to want to see them outside the context of them exploring D&D.

When Morty needs to learn how to play D&D to keep up with the cool kids, his hard-drinking, old school-gaming, mad science-making grandpa is happy to teach him how to roll the dice, but neither of them is prepared for the saving throws they’re about to fail or the true quest yet to come. Strap on a +1 longsword and grab your 10-foot pole, because this is going to be a gaming gauntlet like no other!

The world’s greatest role-playing game.
Reality’s most dysfunctional family.
What could go wrong?

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons #1

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