|PORTLAND, OR (March 28, 2023) – Oni Press – in collaboration with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Consumer Products and Adult Swim – is proud to announce a new Rick and Morty™ graphic novel, Rick and Morty: The Manga Vol. 1 – Get in the Robot, Morty!, arriving in stores on November 1, 2023!
Continuing Oni’s long-running series of comic book adventures for pop culture’s favorite duo, this manga-inspired gauntlet of action and absurdity will see Morty take control of a full-blown battle mech to battle the most dangerous foe of all: a horde of 60-foot-tall (and curiously naked) Jerrys, hellbent on laying waste to the surrounding metropolis.
“Rick and Morty has always skewered and elevated pop culture tropes through an irreverent lens, and Get in the Robot, Morty!takes on the beloved genre of mech-fighting manga with that characteristic sardonic flair. Fans of adult animation who’ve followed from Toonami’s Midnight Run to Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty are going to find characters, humor, heart, and of course bloody, outrageous battles they know and love in these pages. If anyone could make Gendo Ikari look like a reasonable parent, it’s Rick Sanchez,” says Senior Editor Bess Pallares. “Creating this book was a pop culture dream come true, and we plan to further sully the good name of manga with future volumes of Rick and Morty: The Manga, exploring more genres and storylines ready for a shakeup.”
Spawned from the anime-addled minds of writer Alissa M. Sallah (Weaboo) and artist JeyOdin (Hammer, Miles Away), Rick and Morty: The Manga Vol. 1 – Get in the Robot, Morty! is the first in a new series of manga-styled Rick and Morty adventures and essential reading for longtime readers and manga mega-fans alike…if they can handle the multiversal thrill ride.
Rick and Morty: The Manga Vol. 1 – Get in the Robot, Morty! will be available in paperback (ISBN: 9781637152416) at comic book shops and booksellers everywhere on November 1, 2023