‘Rick And Morty’ Comic Books Are Coming, And It Looks Like Pickle Rick Joins The Vindicators

Rick and Morty season 4 won’t be coming for awhile, but we can tide ourselves over with advice from Dan Harmon, tear-jerking videos about Mr. Poopybutthole, and now, a new series of comic books — Rick and Morty Presents — centered around Rick and Morty side characters. If the thought of reading 40-page-long comics about a different character (or group of characters) every four months doesn’t get you squanching, we just don’t know what to tell you, other than you need to acquaint yourself with Rick and Morty:

That clears that up. As for the comic books, the first issue — Rick and Morty Presents: The Vindicators! — releases on March 7th, 2018, with writer J. Torres, artist C.J. Cannon, and colorist Nick Filardi. Inverse says it “follows the Vindicators superhero team as they travel through time and accidentally create a new villain,” while publisher Oni Press says readers will “gasp in shock and awe as the plot twists and previously irrelevant characters revive the dead” but also “frown in frustration as [they] forget the complicated backstory of suddenly important mythic items.”

The Vindicators were introduced in Season 3’s “Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender,” but — spoiler alert — only Noob Noob (who?) and Nebula survived. For the comic, they’re all still alive and even seem to have added some new team members: Scary Terry, Summer’s imaginary friend Tinkles, and PICKLE RICK:

The other three issues next year will release in June, September, and November. They’ll star Krombopulos Michael (written by Mallory Ortberg), Sleepy Gary (written by Mags Visaggio), and Pickle Rick and Jaguar (written by Delilah Dawson). Place your bets now on how that last one ends:

(Via Oni Press and Inverse)