Get Started In RICK AND MORTY

Current Series  |  Latest Jumping-On Points  |  Compilations  |  1st Appearance  |  Origin Story  |  Main Publication History  |  Secondary Publication History  |  Key Storylines  |  Media Source Material  |  Key Issues

by snowbi-wan, updated Jul 2019

Rick and Morty is an animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's Adult Swim block. The series is a kind of cross between The Simpsons for its family drama and Futurama for its science-fiction comedy/adventure. Rick is an eccentric, alcoholic mad scientist dragging his fretful, easily influenced grandson, Morty, on adventures through dimensional portals across the multiverse in his flying car. The show is full of humorous situations, one-liners, and irreverent references to pop-culture and science fiction. The main characters' dynamic owes more than a little to the main characters of Back To The Future, the whole idea for the show having been borne out of a parody of that film. The animated show has received universal critical acclaim.

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Current Series

This is a curated list of the most current series to help you get started with Rick and Morty comic books. The series listed in this section are predominantly series of individual comic issues, but the list can include digests and softcovers (and even hardcovers) if the material is original material.

Oni Press publishes the ongoing Rick and Morty comic book series and also has a series of one-shots featuring colorful supporting characters from Rick and Morty's travels. All of these comics contain original stories that tie-in to the animated television show perfectly without rehashing the show or straying too far from the aspects that make the show so popular.

PublisherFrequencySeries 
ONI PRESSOngoingRICK AND MORTY [2015](flagship series)
ONI PRESSLimited (4)RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019](sequel mini-series)
ONI PRESSOne-ShotRICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MR. MEESEEKS [2019]
ONI PRESSOne-ShotRICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: THE FLESH CURTAINS [2019]
ONI PRESSOne-ShotRICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: UNITY [2019]

Latest Jumping-On Points

Comic books are serialized periodicals. The absolute best place to jump on with any comic series is a series beginning, but, if the run has gotten lengthy, the beginning of a new story arc or of a new creative team are other great--and perfectly acceptable--places to get started right away. This section contains a curated list of the latest issues from current and recent series where you can get started in Rick and Morty. Look below for series beginning or start of a story arc. Subsequent sections explore the subject's publishing history and indicate other less recent places to get started in Rick and Morty.

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
RICK AND MORTY #49Quick ViewApr 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #49 ELLERBY/STERN CVR A  IN STOCK$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #50
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May 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #50   UNAVAILABLE$5.94
RICK AND MORTY #51
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Jun 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #51   UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #52
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Jul 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #52   UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #53
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Aug 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #53   UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #54
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Sep 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #54   UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #55
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Oct 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #55 ELLERBY CVR A  UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #56
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Nov 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #56 ELLERBY CVR A  (THE RICKONING, Part 1 of 5 (start of a story arc))UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY #57
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Dec 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015] #57 ELLERBY CVR A  (THE RICKONING, Part 2 of 5)PRE-ORDER$3.99
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RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE #1
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Sep 2019RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019] #1 ITO CVR A  (Part 1 of 4 (mini-series beginning))UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE #2
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Oct 2019RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019] #2 LITTLE CVR A  (Part 2 of 4)UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE #3
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Nov 2019RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019] #3 LITTLE CVR A  (Part 3 of 4)UNAVAILABLE$3.39
RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE #4
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Dec 2019RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019] #4 LITTLE CVR A  (Part 4 of 4 (mini-series end))PRE-ORDER$3.99
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RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MR. MEESEEKS #1
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Jun 2019RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MR. MEESEEKS [2019] #1   (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$4.24
      
RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: THE FLESH CURTAINS #1
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Sep 2019RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: THE FLESH CURTAINS [2019] #1 CANNON CVR A  (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$4.24
      
RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: UNITY #1
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Nov 2019RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: UNITY [2019] #1 CANNON CVR A  (one-shot)UNAVAILABLE$4.24

PLEASE NOTE: The issues presented in this section are either in-stock issues or pre-order/pre-sale issues. To get the largest discount, new comic books can be pre-ordered two months before they are published. We offer pre-sale books for issues that we plan to have in stock when they are published. If you purchase pre-order/pre-sale comics now, you will be charged now, and the comics will be shipped after they are all published. If you mix in-stock issues with pre-order/pre-sale issues, you will create two orders subject to separate shipping charges. In-stock issues will ship right away.

Compilations

In modern comic publishing, it's common (and expected) for individual comic book issues to be collected into compilations of trade paperbacks and/or hardcovers, as well as other special compilations. Unlike the individual source issues, the collected editions typically stay in print for long periods and are less 'collectible.' If individual issues are out of reach or are not of interest to you or if you just need reading copies, the following collected editions of Rick And Morty comic books are the most recent in-print editions and are the perfect alternative to get started right away with Rick and Morty. The following compilations are presented in a chronologically-based suggested reading order with softcover editions before any hardcover editions (unless the only in-print editions are hardcover--these are integrated into the softcover list).

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CoverRelease MonthSeries / Number / Storyline
RICK AND MORTY VOL 01Quick ViewNov 2015RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 01
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RICK AND MORTY VOL 02Quick ViewApr 2016RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 02
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RICK AND MORTY VOL 03Quick ViewSep 2016RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 03
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RICK AND MORTY VOL 04Quick ViewFeb 2017RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 04
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RICK AND MORTY VOL 05Quick ViewJul 2017RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 05
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RICK AND MORTY VOL 06Quick ViewDec 2017RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 06
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RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT Quick ViewMar 2018RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT [2017-TPB]
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Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
RICK AND MORTY VOL 07Quick ViewMay 2018RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 07
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
RICK AND MORTY VOL 08Quick ViewDec 2018RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 08
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS VOL 01Quick ViewMay 2019RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS [2019-TPB] VOL 01
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
RICK AND MORTY VOL 09Quick ViewJun 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 09
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS Quick ViewMar 2019RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS [2018-TPB]
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
      
RICK AND MORTY VOL 10Quick ViewOct 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015-TPB] VOL 10
  
UNAVAILABLE$16.99
      
RICK AND MORTY BOOK 01Quick ViewNov 2016RICK AND MORTY [2015-HC] BOOK 01
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
RICK AND MORTY BOOK 02Quick ViewOct 2017RICK AND MORTY [2015-HC] BOOK 02
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
RICK AND MORTY BOOK 03Quick ViewSep 2018RICK AND MORTY [2015-HC] BOOK 03
CURRENT PRINTING
  
Available on Amazon Go to Amazon
RICK AND MORTY BOOK 04Quick ViewJun 2019RICK AND MORTY [2015-HC] BOOK 04
  
UNAVAILABLE$42.49

1st Appearance

The first appearance of a character in comic book form is often the most valuable issue featuring that character. It's a nice place to get started in Rick And Morty, if it's within your budget.

  • RICK AND MORTY [2015] #1  (1st appearance of Rick and Morty)

Main Publication History

Series beginnings are always great places to get started in comic books. Here is the Main Publication History for Rick And Morty comic books.

  • RICK AND MORTY [2015] #1-   
  • RICK AND MORTY: LIL' POOPY SUPERSTAR [2016] #1-5   
  • RICK AND MORTY: POCKET LIKE YOU STOLE IT [2017] #1-5   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: THE VINDICATORS [2018] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: KROMBOPULOUS MICHAEL [2018] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS [2018] #1-4   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: SLEEPY GARY [2018] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: PICKLE RICK [2018] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: JERRY [2019] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: MR. MEESEEKS [2019] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY VS. DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS II: PAINSCAPE [2019] #1-4   (sequel mini-series)
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: THE FLESH CURTAINS [2019] #1   
  • RICK AND MORTY PRESENTS: UNITY [2019] #1   

Media Source Material

Media source material cover for RICK AND MORTY

If you've enjoyed non-comic media for Rick and Morty, this section describes the comic book source material for some of the most popular non-comic media. However, Rick and Morty began as an animated television show with comic books from Oni Press following. Comic books have not been the source material for the cartoon. The comic book storylines and bonus shorts are original stories that compliment the animated television show perfectly without rehashing the show or straying too far from the aspects that make the show so popular.

Key Issues

A key issue can be an acceptable place to get started with Rick and Morty, but they are more of a collector's checklist, as they can carry high price tags. Rick and Morty was a surprise hit from independent publisher Oni Press. All the early issues are highly sought after and can command high prices.

Key Issue cover 1 for RICK AND MORTY
  • RICK AND MORTY [2015] #1   (1st appearance of Rick and Morty)