Review: Rick and Morty Volume Five

This trade holds several stories starting with A Tale of Two Jerries:

When Rick and Beth make Jerry feel less of a man in his own house he travels to a universe where he is the smarted, richest and most powerful man on the Planet, but when this new Jerry takes old Jerries place and tried to take over the world it’s up to Rick and Morty to stop him and save the day.

Up next we have Morty Shines:

When Summer joins Rick and Morty on a space adventure they find a spooky old ship that rick knows all too well. While Summer believes the ship to be haunted and that they’re all in danger Morty stands by his Granpa and insists everything will be ok.

Followed by Honey, I Shrunk the Ricks:

Tiny Rick returns to protect Morty from a serial killer Rick that travels dimensions and kills off Morty’s.

Then we’re treated several short stories that kicks off with Beth and Summer. With Rick and Morty busy having another of their adventures it’s up to Beth and Summer to save the day when an alien arrives pleading for help.

It’s a Kind of Morty Magic:

When Morty is too shy to ask Jessica out Rick steps in to “help” by bringing in a more confident Morty.

Summer Job:

Summer gets a job she thinks will be easy but needs a little extra help from a box full of handy helpers.

Superior Posterior:

Jerry gets the munches and borrows Ricks portal gun to go get some snacks.

For the most part the main stories are great, they’re funny and the art is spot on for the TV show in all bar one. Some of the short stories though feel and look rushed and just put in as filler.

As a fan of the show, which returns at the end of the month to our screens I’m pretty happy overall with this volume. The comedy is there and the jokes hit. I would like if all the stories were multi issue so they could be flushed out a little but apart from that it is what it is, it’s a potty mouthed old man verbally and physically abusing his young grandson for laughs, it’s why we watch. A solid 4 stars.

Created by Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland
Written by Kyle Starks
Illustrated by CJ Cannon
Colours by Katy Farina
Letters by Crank!
Reviewed by Dawn of Comics

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