PopCultHQ received a review copy of Rick and Morty #30 from Oni Press. Available September 27th, 2017, the creative team for this series features writing from Kyle Starks, art from Benjamin Dewey and Marc Ellerby, colors by Benjamin Dewey, and lettering from Crank!.
Here’s PopCultHQ’s spoiler-free review of…
Colorist: Benjamin Dewey
In Shops: September 27th, 2017
Beth Smith is overworked, under-appreciated, and probably slightly drunk. But she still saves (horse) lives every day! That is, until her life is changed in one simple moment…
Kyle Starks writing for this issue is great. He really gets the core concept of what a Rick and Morty comic book should be about. Crazy and wild things happening to people on a daily basis. By focusing on Beth this issue and what a day for her is like, readers get to appreciate her even more thanks to Starks’ script. And his script for the secondary feature story is pure Rick and Morty gold. Readers who enjoy Starks’ writing style will love this latest issue.
Benjamin Dewey’s work as artist and colorist for the comic is great. His style is a bit more simple and refined than the animation style of the show, but that’s what makes it so great. And his choices for colors, they stylistically capture the essence of the cartoon and transport it onto the printed page for fans and readers to appreciate.
Marc Ellerby’s art for the backup story is like Benjamin Dewey’s colors. Marc’s artwork is a straight-up transplant of the shapes and more shapes style of the show, but on a comics page. Readers will appreciate this because like the comic as a whole, this art will feel like a little slice of the cartoon, packed onto pages for enjoyment by all.
Crank!’s lettering is something else. Readers will look at what he does for the lettering in this issue and have their minds blown. It will sound like each member of the voice cast is speaking, reading his letters in their character voices. And even for the comics characters lettered that aren’t on the show, the lettering still makes them feel like they are constants that have always been there.
PopCultHQ’s overall assessment:
Another zany installment of the Rick and Morty comic book hits stands today. And once again like its cartoon counterpart, it delivers up a one-two style that beats out everything else. The stories presented in this book are dynamite, the product of a great team of creative forces working together. Everyone who reads it will get a kick out of it.
5 Out of 5 Stars
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Writer – Kyle Starks
Artist – Marc Ellerby
Artist/Colorist – Benjamin Dewey
Letterer – Crank!
Publisher – Oni Press