Rick and Morty vs DandD #4

Jan 29, 2019

Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons and Dragons #4: Reap the Whirlwind
IDW

Written by: Patrick Rothfuss and Jim Zub
Art by: Troy Little
Colors by: Leonardo Ito
Letters by: Robbie Robbins

Wow, I missed a lot in this series – three whole issues! But being the smarty I am (just kidding, all the context clues where there), I figured out what this series was about.

From the tons of context clues, the family was placed in a dimension where the reality is basically a game of… wait for it… Dungeons and Dragons. Everyone was able to fulfill a role where they weren’t the characters we all know and love. Jerry was, believe it or not, the leader of the group and was actually listened to. Summer was a badass, Beth was a healer – which is something she can’t do to herself, and Morty wasn’t as much of a coward. Rick, however, was still himself, which made him the weakest character in the bunch. After fulfilling their quest, the Dungeon Master (AKA the being who sent them there), brought them back home.

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From what I could gather, Morty wanted to learn how to play D&D so he could play with a girl. Sounds fair enough. However, thrilled with the adventure, Summer began writing her own D&D campaign. Seeing Rick depressed after it all – seeing as he was still his same old self – plays with him, as “sometimes it’s nice to take a break from who you really are.”

Moral of the story: Rick needs a break from himself.

This was a great issue/ storyline. It was interesting to see the characters in new lights. Sadly, I caught this story at it’s tail end, but that doesn’t mean I loved it any less. In fact, I hope to track down the prior three issues, and I hope you do the same!

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