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Oni Press, Portland’s premier independent comic book publisher, announced today the sixth issue of its Rick and Morty comic, which is based on the hit Adult Swim animated series from creators Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland, will be a special issue featuring guest artists Andrew MacLean (Head Lopper) and Nick Filardi (Powers) and starring fan-favorite action team, The Ball Fondlers.

The Ball Fondlers are an unlikely team of action-star heroes appearing as an in-universe television show within the Rick and Morty television series from Harmon and Roiland. On this special comic adventure our heroes embark on an explosive, high stakes mission that takes them deep into the jungles of Central America. There they will attempt to save a United States Senator from a hostile rebel army, in the greatest sendup of 80s action films you’ve ever seen.

Andrew MacLean, of hot new comic series Head Lopper, joins as guest artist for this explosive issue, as well as contributing a Ball Fondlers alternate cover. Joining him will be guest colorist Nick Filardi (Brides of Helheim, Powers) with comic series writer Zac Gorman writing this special adventure.

Demand for Oni Press’ Rick and Morty comic series has been overwhelming, with the first two issues going back to press for multiple print runs. Meanwhile the show has become a cultural icon in the year since its debut on Adult Swim and its legion of fans, awaiting the release of the second season which will premiere Sunday, July 26 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim, are now heading to comic shops.

The Ball Fondlers issue (Diamond Code: JUL151483, MacLean cover: JUL151484) of the Rick and Morty comic series is available for preorder now and is scheduled to arrive in stores on 9/30.


About Oni Press

Oni Press has been Portland’s premier indie comic book publisher since 1997. Home to a range of rad comics including Scott Pilgrim, The Sixth Gun, Stumptown, Princess Ugg, Letter 44 and The Bunker, Oni Press strives to create comics for you.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (, launched in 2001, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s network offering of original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network and is seen in 96 million U.S. homes.

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.


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