Review: Rick and Morty #2

I really don't have much to say about Rick and Morty that I haven't already said.  The script is damn funny and the characters come across as familiar enough where we can imagine exactly what they sound like as if we were watching the cartoon.  The comic looks even better this week, with the alien labyrinth being a great place for the artist to strut his stuff; but, why does this read so much like a storyboard?  It's Rick and Morty: let's get weird with these page layouts, damnit. Rick-and-Morty-#2The story really took off this issue.  It was already typical Rick and Morty as soon as the first issue hit, but now we get the addition of a plot twist that only Rick could really bring us.  More than just the plot twist, we get to see Rick's softer side during the climax of the issue, something that gives this series a lot of heart even though Rick is probably one of the most massive pricks in the history of cartoons.

If you're a fan of the series, I really don't see any reason to avoid this title.  If you're a fan of comics in general and looking to branch out, I would honestly just recommend the television show first.  I know it's not the best move for a reviewer to criticize a work for something that I think the creators ought to do.  The criticism isn't any less valid, though: if I'm looking for reasons why people should give this comic a chance, I think it bears mentioning that you could get largely the same experience turning on your TV (assuming you already pay for cable) and watching this show, and that paying separately for this comic will just add a particular storyboard, and not a unique experience.

Score: 3/5

Rick and Morty #2 Writer: Zac Gorman Artist: CJ Cannon Colorist: Ryan Hill Publisher: Oni Press Price: $3.99 Release Date: 5/13/15 Format: Ongoing, Print/Digital