Oni Press has released details regarding the epic 50th issue of RICK AND MORTY.
The press release follows:
Media Release — Rick and Morty™ comics creators Kyle Starks, Marc Ellerby, Andrew MacLean, Tini Howard, Jarrett Williams, Sarah Graley, Josh Trujillo, Rii Abrego, Benjamin Dewey, and Sarah Stern return for a special 50th issue of the Oni Press comic. Based on Adult Swim’s Emmy-Award winning series, this very special issue is filled with lots of memories… memories Morty would rather forget! Join us as we celebrate this milestone with a super oversized MORTY’S MINDBLOWERS issue with an introduction from Justin Roiland, the co-creator of Rick and Morty™ and the voice of Rick Sanchez!
Rick and Morty™ #50 celebrates the lineage of the first 49 Oni Press issues in this radical 48-page comic with 40 pages of story, all wrapped up in three covers with the first by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern, then two connecting covers by comic artist Matt Horak (Spider Man, Deadpool, Punisher).
“In a world of reboots, it is a remarkable achievement to hit 50 issues of a series, so let’s celebrate!” said Oni Press Editor in Chief Sarah Gaydos. “We wanted to make sure our retailers and readers had a way to join the fun, and this insane mashup story is in honor of them and their support.”
And to add to the fun, we’re also throwing in limited reprints of the first original five issues written by Zac Gorman, illustrated by CJ Cannon, and colored by Ryan Hill, will have additional reprints with five new connecting covers by Marc Ellerby and Sarah Stern.
In case you missed the first 5 issues of Oni Press’s Rick and Morty™ comic, here’s a recap:
Rick and Morty™ #1
Dan Harmon & Justin Roiland’s hilarious hit Adult Swim animated series RICK and MORTY™ now has its own comic book series from Oni Press! Join degenerate superscientist Rick Sanchez as he embarks on all-new insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty, his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry. In this issue: Part One of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”!
Rick and Morty™ #2
The stars of the hit Adult Swim show continue their first epic comic book adventure in Part Two of “The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street”! Trapped in a winding labyrinth of Rick’s own design, Morty desperately searches for an escape as Rick desperately searches for his hidden cache of booze. Meanwhile, the rest of the family tries to figure out what to do with Morty’s now-vacant room, not to mention the weird alien Jerry accidentally released from Rick’s lab.
Rick and Morty™ #3
“The Wubba Lubba Dub Dub of Wall Street” continues! Morty has made it home from the horrors of the labyrinth but Rick remains stranded in a strange alternate universe where Morty is the “Rick” and Rick is the “Morty.” Can our Morty fill in for his missing grandpa and bring Rick home? Plus, Morty and Summer’s other grandpa comes for a visit that the kids will never forget.
Rick and Morty™ #4
Old Rick Donald had a farm, E-I-E-I-O! And on that farm he had a VIOLENT PROLETARIAT UPRISING! When Rick refuses to pay his alien workers a fair wage, he finds himself on the business end of a pitchfork. Meanwhile, Morty’s relationship with a beleaguered young milkmaid gets hot and heavy.
Rick and Morty™ #5
Rick and Morty team up to save a summer camp from an evil real estate developer in this cameo-packed homage to cheesy 1980’s camp comedies, “Mortballs!” Unfortunately for Morty, his idyllic summertime adventure begins to unravel when reality itself starts coming apart at the seams!
There will also be a very special limited run of Rick and Morty™ #1 Lenticular, which will be available in limited quantities at Awesome Con (April 26th-28th) and will also be available on the Oni Press website on May 29th. You can check out our Instagram today for the cover reveal! Rick and Morty™ #50 is also sale May 29th at your local comic shop. For additional press queries, please contact the Oni Press Director of Publicity, Melissa Meszaros, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Oni Press, Inc.:
Oni Press is a premier comic book and graphic novel publisher located in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1997, Oni Press is run by Founder Joe Nozemack and Publisher James Lucas Jones. Oni Press’s curated line includes a variety of best-selling, award-winning, original and licensed comic books and graphic novels, including: [adult swim]’s Rick and Morty, Nickelodeon’s Invader ZIM, Scott Pilgrim, The Tea Dragon Society, Queen & Country, Courtney Crumrin, My Boyfriend is a Bear, The Sixth Gun, Sci-Fu, Wet Moon, Letter 44, The Coldest City, and Kaijumax.
About Limerence Press:
Limerence Press, an imprint of Oni Press, publishes quality erotica, sex education, and gender and sexuality studies comics. Limerence Press focuses on positive, inclusive, and approachable books that reflect a wide variety of emotional and intimate experiences, including the Eisner-nominated Small Favors, and the bestselling A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns.