Get ready for another lap around the track in this follow-up series to Pamela Ribon’s critically acclaimed SLAM! After breaking one of the biggest rules in derby (not to mention an actual collarbone), Knockout and CanCan have a lot of work to do to rehabilitate their bodies and improve their standings in the league. - $3.99
Special guest issue written by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Moana) and illustrated by Erica Hayes (Rick and Morty™ storyboard artist)! Picking up after the events of “Raising Gazorpazorp,” Summer is in possession of a brand-new pink spaceship. After triggering the ship’s AI, Summer grows closer and closer with the ship, embarking on amazing adventures together. But there’s such a thing as too close…
The hit comic book series based on Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s hilarious Adult Swim animated show Rick and Morty is available in its second deluxe hardcover collection!
Join the excitement as depraved genius Rick Sanchez 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. This collection includes issues #11-20 of the comic book series, featuring the superstar talents of Tom Fowler, Kyle Starks, Pamela Ribon, CJ Cannon, Marc Ellerby, and more! Stories like “Ready Player Morty” and “Rick Burn, Dude” will make you laugh, cry, and probably question the morality of humanity.
This special hardcover edition also includes a brand-new introduction, over twenty pages of extra art, and an exclusive sound clip of Rick and Morty!
Bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and retired Los Angeles Derby Doll Pamela Ribon (Going in Circles, Why Girls Are Weird) joins artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk) for a tale of friendship, heartbreak, and truly epic jams. In roller derby you take your hits, get back up, and learn how to be a better jammer, a better blocker, and a better friend—if the competition doesn’t tear you apart! Collects issues #1-4. - $14.99
The story of what happened to Summer’s pink spaceship
Special guest issue written by Pamela Ribon (SLAM!, Disney’s Moana) and illustrated by Erica Hayes (Rick and Morty storyboard artist)!
Picking up after the events of “Raising Gazorpazorp,” Summer is in possession of a brand-new pink spaceship. After triggering the ship’s AI, Summer grows closer and closer with the ship, embarking on amazing adventures together. But there’s such a thing as too close…
It’s something I’ve been wondering about for a long time. I can’t wait to see Summer falling in love with a spaceship.
MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris, from Oni Press
Cat Ferris -
Yo! Buy my book! Lots of folks have been asking what the best way to support my new book MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR would be. The thing that would help us most would be for you to preorder the book at your local comic shop, and here’s how you do it: -Tell them you want to preorder MY BOYFRIEND IS A BEAR by Pamela Ribon and Cat Farris, from Oni Press. -Then give them the Diamond order code: DEC171719 The last day to do this is MARCH 19TH! So don’t forget! Thanks everyone for your support, and especially thank you to everyone who’s already pre-ordered!
Hooooooly shit guys, I drew all of this issue rather than just four pages at the end, it’s a real dream come true! Ryan Hill’s colours are incredible, Pamela’s script is a lot of fun and Crank! letters the hell out of it. There’s so much going on in this issue; swapped bodies, virtual reality, various planets, the issue really feels like a collaboration between everyone, it’s a joy to see it come to life. That’s CJ’s cover above, there are like another 4 covers to this thing because comics but whatever, check it out from your local comic shop, online retailer or digitally via comiXology.
Here’s a synopsis
READY PLAYER MORTY– Rick takes Morty to a High School Simulation planet that allows the player to accelerate his experience straight to a diploma in just one day*. Rick repeatedly kills Morty’s character, forcing him to restart in more and more vicious (and sometimes illegal) HS experiences–until Morty does things the way Rick wants and finds himself on the brink of intergalactic war. But ultimately Morty will be Morty, no matter what universe or scenario. Meanwhile, Jerry and Summer stumble upon one of Rick’s unattended experiments and end up body-switching! Summer must find a way to get back into her body before her dad ruins her reputation or her mom rounds second.
I’m real happy with how this issue came out, working at such a breakneck speed has made me a much better artist, not just of Rick and Morty but in like general and Ryan is the first person to colour my work in 10 years and chriiiiist that guy’s colour process is amazing - he thought of stuff that I wouldn’t even be able to think of. It’s been a great little learning experience.
Sequels in Hollywood, especially sequels to successful blockbusters, even more especially when said blockbusters are aimed primarily at a younger audience, can draw plenty of negative vibes from the moment they are announced. Usually said negativity is not without reason either, because the majority of said movies are made to do little more than capitalise on a prior success and make some rich people even more rich. Half the time by (and this is a Disney speciality lately) exercising the bare minimum amount of creative thought, replicating as much of said previous movie as is possible to do without remaking it shot for shot.
So… On the rare occasions where a movie sequel seems to have been made primarily because those involved genuinely had a worthwhile story to tell it can come as a shock. Perhaps given Disney’s follow up to their 2012 maybe should have been Oscar winning effort (their treatment of one Disney Princess here suggests they’re maybe still not quite over it! :p ) has taken 6 years to arrive instead of being rushed out in double quick time maybe should have been an indicator that this was a movie into which much care and attention had gone, and it’s really delightful to see that it is.
Not only does this movie play around in and expand on that same pop culture universe that the original film established (there will not be many delights in movies this year that will compare to the assembly of the Disney princesses, many of them voiced by their original performers), but with its launching of itself into the titular web it gets to dabble in all kinds of wickedly creative territory in a way that could probably be most likened to Pixar’s Inside Out in the way it takes some massively complex system and comes up with some triumphantly entertaining, mass appealing, simplifying, movie way of explaining how it all works (you’ll never look at one of those clickbait ads or a search engines auto-fill the same way ever again), but on top of all that stuff, there is a heartfelt, heartbreaker of a personal story that on a deeper level is as relevant to the current state of society and its favourite talking points that makes this movie while certainly very much of its time, as brilliantly comprehensive a portrait as any picture is likely to paint of this time any time soon.
The magic of Ralph Breaks the Internet (aside from the sheer winningness of its entire vocal cast, lead once again magnificently by the endlessly charming Sarah Silvermen, and painfully vulnerable, endearingly dopey John C. Reilly) is how there is no villain to speak of. The problem to overcome here is a way of feeling, a personality trait, a way of acting too many of us can probably relate to. The movie might be set in the internet, and entirely animated, but it tackles an ill far too prevalent to be anything other than tragically universal. Friendship is ultimately at the heart of Ralph Breaks the Internet, it takes the beautiful one that it forged in that first movie and takes the exploration of it to another level. Co-director Phil Johnston who co-wrote that first movie is credited as writer again here, and along with Pamela Ribon he’s penned as well rounded a movie in terms of what it does well, and in terms of who it works for (it’s absolutely one of those with as much appealing to an older audience as a younger one) in terms of how it tackles serious subject matter so well while never being anything other than a hugely involving adventure comedy. In an era when we’re seeing so much of Disney at its worst, it’s amazing to see moments like this of the mouse house at its absolute classic best.
This book as such a fine abundance of character designs. Characters with different body types. Characters who carry themselves differently. Ethnically diverse, sure, but also characters who are personable, familiar, and define their role in the narrative as much by who they are as by what they are capable of.
Best-selling novelist (Why Girls Are Weird, You Take It from Here), animation writer (Moana, the Wreck-It Ralph sequel), and comics writer (Rick and Morty) Pamela Ribon and artist Veronica Fish (Archie, Silk, Spider-Woman) dive into the fast-paced, hard-hitting world of roller derby! Jennifer Chu and Maise Huff (aka Knockout and Ithinka Can on the track) have been best friends since their first day of Fresh Meat Orientation for the Eastside Roller Girls, but when they get drafted for two different teams they’ll have to figure out if the bond between them is stronger than the pull of a team when a win is on the line. You get slammed on the track and slammed in life, and in both cases you have to take your hits and get back up again!