Sunday, October 4, 2015

Rick and Morty #6 - A Review

Rick and Morty #6 is proof of the truism that some things are best left to the imagination. The whole issue is devoted towards depicting an episode of Ball Fondlers - an extra-dimensional TV show that - from what little we've seen - is a glorious parody of 1980s action shows like The A-Team and Airwolf. That's it. There's no Rick and Morty until the final panel.

Writer Zac Gorman has no way of living up to the impossible concept of the series as depicted on the show. By giving names, dialogue and motivations (however rudimentary) to characters who haven't ever spoken, Gorman has killed the joke of how shallow and mindless Ball Fondlers is meant to be. The amateurish artwork by Andrew MacLean doesn't help matters.

To describe Rick and Morty #6 as a disappointment would be an understatement. To describe it further would require my hiring Christophe The Insultor. And I don't have that kind of budget.

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