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by Doug Warren on November 29, 2017

Written by Pamela Ribon
Illustrated by Erica Hayes
Colored by Katy Farina
Lettered by Crank!
Published by Oni Press

Maybe I’ve been too harsh on Rick and Morty in my last few reviews. As I was reading this issue, I realized why I keep coming back. It’s nice to sit down with mindless entertainment. Nothing too complicated. Simple story. And, the comics have been highlighting other characters besides Rick and Morty, so we get a chance to really know more of the family. That’s a good thing, right?

But, then again . . .

Okay, let’s play a game. On the count of three, I want everyone to say the name of the worst Queen song. Yes, I know Queen were amazing, but there was that one song that was just terrible. You know what I’m talking about.

All right. Here we go.




“I’m in Love with My Car”

I know I’m not here to critique 40-year-old songs, but, man, that song was just awful, wasn’t it? And the only reason it was released as the B-side of “Bohemian Rhapsody” was because Roger Taylor pitched a fit and locked himself in a cupboard until Freddie Mercury conceded and let him have it. Now, take that song, that by all accounts should never have existed, and turn it into a Rick and Morty storyline. I’m not being metaphorical here. Literally. That song is the plot of this comic book. And it works about as well in comic book form as it did in song.

But, it’s not all bad. I have to say, Ribon’s writing had the same feel as the series regular writer Kyle Starks. And, there were a lot of the meta, Rick and Morty jokes that readers expect.

Also, Hayes’s artwork is the closest to the TV show that I’ve seen in the comics, which to me is a big plus. Yes, there is merit in making the comics unique and giving them their own flavor, but, at the end of the day, doesn’t it just feel good to fall back on what you’re used to?  

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