Rick and Morty are going to face Cthulhu in a brand new Lovecraftian miniseries, Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu.
Releasing this December, Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu Part 1: The Whisperer within the Dorkness is the primary chapter in a brand new four-issue miniseries printed by Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group in collaboration with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and Adult Swim. Written by Jim Zub, illustrated by Troy Little, coloured by Leonardo Ito and lettered by Crank!, the outline reads, “What could be worse than an off-planet sugar deal gone wrong? Tripping through a Lovecraftian hellscape with the Smith family as they fight, uh, cosmic sentient color and racist fish-people? That can’t be right…Welcome to the Rick Sanchez School of Actually Getting S**t Done! And that poor bastard Jerry declares ‘everything smells like cinnamon and sorrow’ in this Lovecraftian epic.”
Rick and Morty Meets Lovecraft
“Lovecraft horror has stuck around for decades because it asks important questions like ‘Does humanity matter in the face of an unfeeling unknowable universe?’” Zub said. “Rick and Morty ask equally pertinent questions on ourselves, our existence, and the jerks who create our popular culture, so I figured it was time to peanut butter that chocolate and take a giant chunk.”
On working with Little once more following 2019’s Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons, Zub added, “Troy is one of the absolute best cartoonists in comics. His ability to take every over-the-top moment I write and translate them into jaw-dropping pages full of humor and emotion made Rick and Morty vs. Dungeons & Dragons and its sequel a huge hit. Now we’re back for a third interdimensional outing, but this one is even more messed up than before. Troy’s spin on Lovecraft’s tales of cosmic horror will bust guts and break minds. You are not prepared.”
Little mentioned of Zub, “His phosphorus yellow eyes… I still see them in my waking dreams. The words are written with cryptic symbols only I can understand. I am compelled to draw these indescribable beasts and bear witness to the fate of Rick and Morty. This madman the ancients call ZUB weaves a tale so moist you can feel it. For this wordsmith, I would sacrifice my sanity. All for ZUB.” He continued, “… If you’re studying this, I’ve already succumbed to the insanity. As a comic book artist, I believed I had some innate means to deal with madness, however the depths of the horror I’ve been pressured as an instance have examined my very limits. I solely hope that this warning reaches you in time. If you could have entry to a portal gun, don’t hesitate to flee into every other dimension.”
Rick and Morty vs. Cthulhu Part 1: The Whisperer within the Dorkness options cowl artwork by Little and variant cowl artwork by Zander Cannon, Marc Ellerby, Zumb, Julieta Colás and Ryan Lee. The situation releases Dec. 7.
Source: Oni Press