The next 40-page FINALS WEEK adventure, CONTESTED CONVENTION, brings out the vote in August.

The press release follows:

Media Release -- EVERYTHING WE KNOW ABOUT RICK AND MORTY IS ABOUT TO CHANGE FOREVER! The fourth installment of five, interconnected and oversized bi-monthly specials leading up to the most important, unmissable event in Rick and Morty comics history starts here on August 14th in RICK AND MORTY FINALS WEEK: CONTESTED CONVENTION #1 – from writers James Asmus and Jim Festante (Rick and Morty Super Spring Break Special, Survival Street) and rising star illustrator Suzi Blake (Aggretsuko)! Another day down, another final to (hopefully not) flunk – Morty's academic reckoning of the wills is about to get wrung through the Omniverse!

As Morty's poli-sci exam approaches, he persuades Rick to portal him to President Curtis for some much-needed extra credit. With Curtis on his way to secure his party's presidential nomination, and Rick determined to prove even the dumbest version of him could beat Curtis, Doofus Rick's hat is thrown in the ring! Competition heats up when Doofus announces Jerry as his VP, and Beth joins the race to become the first female president. It's gonna be one contested convention!

Featuring covers from an all-star cast of cosmic talents Suzi Blake (Aggretsuko), Sam Grinberg (The Simpsons), and Marc Ellerby (Doctor Who), the bell is about to ring for RICK AND MORTY: FINALS WEEK – CONTESTED CONVENTION #1, coming August 14th!

ON SALE AUGUST 14st, 2024 | $5.99 | 40 pgs. | FC | ONE-SHOT

IOC: 6/27/2024
FOC: 7/22/2024

About the Creators

JAMES ASMUS is a writer for comics, comedy, games and other stuff for DC, Marvel, Disney+, History Channel and more. Rick and Morty™ fans might particularly dig his work on Quantum & Woody or The Delinquents (Valiant), The End Times of Bram & Ben (Image), Field Tripping (comiXology Originals) or his upcoming Rick and Morty: the Official Cook Book (Insight Editions). (For real).

JIM FESTANTE (Rick and Morty Presents Mr. Meeseeks) has written for various networks including NBC, Comedy Central, MTV, and Syfy, as well as media outlets like The Washington Post, NBC TODAY, Discovery Networks, and Slate Magazine (having authored their most-read article in 20 years). His recent episodic series ANTI-SOCIAL, which he wrote and produced, was selected as a Sundance Lab finalist. Other comics include THE END TIMES OF BRAM AND BEN (Image) and FIELD TRIPPING, a new mini-series with Amazon's ComiXology Originals.

SUZI BLAKE is a comic artist and colorist based in St. Louis, Missouri, spending the apocalypse in the corn fields. When she's not playing games or eating pho, she loves drawing the characters from her childhood. So far she's also enjoyed working on Batman: Wayne Family Adventures, Skullgirls, Aggretsuko, and a new series with Jacksepticeye! Don't tell my editors how far behind I am on stuff, plz . . .

About Rick and Morty:

Rick and Morty is the Emmy® award-award-winning half-hour animated hit comedy series on Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. Rick Sanchez is living with his daughter Beth's family and constantly bringing her, his son-in-law Jerry, granddaughter Summer, and grandson Morty into intergalactic escapades.

Rick and Morty stars Ian Cardoni, Harry Belden, Sarah Chalke, Chris Parnell, and Spencer Grammer.

RICK AND MORTY and all related characters and elements © & ™ Cartoon Network (s24)

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About Oni Press:

Founded in 1997, Oni Press has a 25-year history as one of the industry's most respected and acclaimed publishers of award-winning comic books and graphic novels with titles including Bryan Lee O'Malley's Scott Pilgrim, K. O'Neill's Tea Dragon Society, Cullen Bunn & Brian Hurtt's The Sixth Gun, Maia Kobabe's Gender Queer, Ezra Clayton Daniels' Upgrade Soul, Brenna Thummler's Sheets trilogy, and many hundreds more. In 2019, Oni Press merged with Lion Forge Comics – the Eisner Award-winning independent comic book publisher founded by Academy Award-winning producer and entrepreneur David Steward II – to create one of the largest, independent libraries of comics content anywhere in media. The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group now exists as a publishing subsidiary of Steward's diversified global media company, Polarity. The Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group publishes more than 60 original and licensed graphic novels annually, in addition to an extensive list of periodical comics.