FAN DEMAND SPURS SECOND PRINTING OF COMIC BASED ON HIT ADULT SWIM SERIES
PORTLAND, OR April 15, 2015 – Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today a second print run for the first issue of its Rick and Morty comic based on the hit Adult Swim animated series from creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland.
Demand for this hot new property has been overwhelming. The show has become a cultural icon in the year since its debut on Adult Swim and its legion of fans are now heading to comic shops, desperately searching for issue #1 of the Oni Press adaptation. To meet this demand Oni Press will produce a second print run of the first issue.
“I’m so pleased that people have been snapping up Rick and Morty #1!” says Oni Press Associate Editor Ari Yarwood. “I’m very proud of the book Zac, CJ, Marc, and Ryan have created and really think they’ve captured the spirit of what makes the show so great. I hope that fans of the show and new readers alike can get the comic and enjoy it!”
This second printing (Diamond Code: MAR158028) will have an FOC date of4/20 and will be in stores on 5/13, the same release date as Rick and Morty #2(MAR151441).
The Rick and Morty television series from Harmon and Roiland follows depraved genius Rick Sanchez as he embarks on insane adventures with his awkward grandson Morty across the universe and across time. Caught in the crossfire are his teenage granddaughter Summer, his veterinary surgeon daughter Beth, and his hapless son-in-law Jerry.
Oni Press’ comic series is written by Zac Gorman, illustrated by CJ Cannon, colored by Ryan Hill and includes a series of extra mini strips from Marc Ellerby.