In case Rick and Morty’s Vindicators didn’t remind you of the Avengers enough already, the newest comic from Oni Press doubles down and reboots the heroes to launch their own version of Infinity War.
But this one’s all about Infinity Balls and a villain named Boon trying to fill up his Infinity Glove.
Spoilers totally follow for Rick and Morty Presents #1: The Vindicators from Oni Press.
Written by J. Torres and drawn by CJ Cannon Rick and Morty Presents #1: The Vindicators hit shelves on Wednesday, and it shamelessly rips off Infinity War while shoving in a whirlwind assortment of beloved *Rick and Morty characters and references. Somehow, the whole thing works.
Rick and Morty get recruited by what seems like an alternate reality version of the Vindicators. We get a literal comic book reboot of these comic book-style heroes that all died in Rick and Morty Season 3. The premise is about as comic booky as you can get, especially when they’re called the “all-new, all-different Vindicators.”
The Vindicators are recruiting heroes and warriors from across time and space in an effort to defeat Boon, a former ally that gained the power of the Infinity Balls by grabbing those balls and filling up his glove.
Yes, it’s obvious very quickly that the beloved Noob-Noob has turned evil, which only makes sense considering how well he and Rick get along — and Rick was the last villain they faced.
What ensues is something akin to a Rick and Morty greatest hits with a special emphasis on Season 3.
By the end, we get cameos from several different groups that hate Rick, including Seal Team Ricks and the Zigerions, but we also get other cameos from the likes of Tinkles and the beloved Meeseeks. Scary Terry even joins as a new member of the team.
The whole thing leads to a final confrontation against Boon that’s full of death, just like the real Infinity War should be when it comes out in April.
But because this is Rick and Morty the story itself realizes that none of this matters because even when somebody dies, they can just be brought back again at any time.
So hey, maybe that means we’ll get the Vindicators again sometime in Rick and Morty Season 4?
Need a reminder about who the Vindicators are? Watch this clip: