Can’t get enough Rick and Morty? Oni Press has you covered! The long-standing publisher of the Rick and Morty tie-in comics has announced a new four-issue miniseries, Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart, the first issue of which will be arriving in February 2021.
Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart comes from a creative team comprised of Josh Trujillo, Tony Fleecs, Jarrett Williams, Leonardo Ito, and Christopher Crank (Crank!).
Fans of Rick and Morty’s Emmy Award-winning fourth season will be especially interested in this miniseries. According to the press release (which you can read in its entirety below), Trujillo went behind the scenes to prepare for the series, visiting the Rick and Morty writers room to learn more about some of the fan-favorite characters from the animated show’s fourth season.
The focus on the fourth season explains the presence of Balthromar on the cover of the first issue of Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart. The dragon was at the center of the plot for the Rick and Morty season four episode “Claw and Hoarder” (where he was voiced by Game of Thrones alum Liam Cunningham).
Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart is the latest comic from Oni Press to be based on the animated series from Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon, a show so popular it includes everyone from big-screen superhero Chris Evans to real-life super villain Elon Musk among its fandom.
If you’re looking for some previously published Rick and Morty comics to tide you over until Worlds Apart arrives in February, you might consider some of the titles in the already-available Rick and Morty Presents series, with Rick and Morty Presents: The Flesh Curtains #1 by Lilah Sturges, CJ Cannon, Joshua Perez, and Crank! being an especially satisfying read.
Which season four character do you hope to see in Worlds Apart, and why is it that guy from the end of “The Vat of Acid Episode”?
PORTLAND, OR: The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group is pleased to announce the upcoming launch of a brand-new Rick and Morty miniseries— Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart, coming February 2021.
Based on the hit series and Emmy-winning fourth season of Adult Swim’s Rick and Morty, it’s going to get crazy for the Smiths and Rick Sanchez as new favorite characters collide in Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart. Catch the outrageous Balthromaw and his band of dragon adventurers in an all-new, tantalizing adventure where only Morty can save them. And when Teddy Rick shows up and ruins Rick’s ultimate vacation plan, no one is safe!
“Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart is one of the wildest stories we’ve told yet.” says Senior Editor, Licensing, Robert Meyers. The four-part miniseries will feature the creative team of Josh Trujillo, Tony Fleecs, Jarrett Williams, Leonardo Ito, and Crank! ”bringing it all to life, including perhaps the kinkiest team of super-villains to ever grace a comic-book page!”
And it all started where other great Rick and Morty things have started, as the creative team took a trip behind the scenes. “Josh Trujillo was able to visit the Rick and Morty writers room to get inside information on the fan-favorite characters from season four of the hit show.”
Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart joins other Rick and Morty comics as they hit the shelves in 2021, including new issues in the Rick and Morty Presents series, Rick and Morty: Ever After, and more. Rick and Morty: Worlds Apart is slated to launch February 3, 2021.
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About the Creators
Josh Trujillo is a writer, editor, and comic book creator based in San Rafael, California. He has worked with clients including Boom! Studios, Dark Horse Comics, Shanken Creative Group, Oni Press, Telltale Games, and DC Comics, among others. His work spans different genres and audiences, specializing in children’s fiction, fantasy, humor, history, romance, gaming, and LGBTQ+ issues.
Trujillo speaks for inclusiveness and diversity in popular media, and works alongside groups including the USC ONE Archive and Prism Comics. Josh loves his dog, his country, and is of good moral fiber. You can remain updated on his work by following Josh on Twitter @LostHisKeysMan.
Tony Fleecs is a prolific and critically acclaimed comic book creator. His licensed comic-book work has sold hundreds of thousands of copies in the United States and has been translated and reprinted all over the world. Tony’s creator owned work includes In My Lifetime (2006), Jeff Steinberg: Champion of Earth (2016), and the forthcoming, Time Shopper (2021) and Stray Dogs (2021). You’ve seen Tony’s art on some of your favorite titles like Star Wars, Avengers, Batman, TMNT, Transformers, and just a literal TON of My Little Pony.
Jarrett Williams was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, and graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design (MFA). He has done three volumes of his pro-wrestling/adventure series Super Pro K.O.! for Oni Press. He has also completed Hyper Force Neo for Z2 Comics. He is currently working on a bunch of original comics but still finds time to play Overwatch.
For over twelve years, Leonardo Ito has brought worlds to life coloring properties such as Batman Animated, TMNT, Powerpuff Girls, Rick and Morty, and Sonic The Hedgehog among many others. Japan, technology, and racing games are some of the things he won’t shut up about. If you don’t believe him, just ask his wife.
Christopher Crank (Crank!) has lettered a bunch of books put out by Image, Dark Horse, Oni Press, Dynamite, and elsewhere. He also has a podcast with comic artist Mike Norton and members of Four Star Studios in Chicago (crankcast.com) and makes music (sonomorti.bandcamp.com). Catch him on Twitter: @ccrank and Instagram: ccrank