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Guide: $750 NM Right now on eBay

Rick & Morty #1 Justin Roiland 1:50 Cover Variant

Oni Press, April 2015.

3 Star Rating: Rare 101-1,000 Rare

Adapted from the Adult Swim cartoon series, which "follows the misadventures of alcoholic scientist Rick and his easily influenced grandson Morty, who split their time between domestic family life and interdimensional travel", Rick & Morty #1 had serious number of covers with numerous variants and 5 printings:

Rick & Morty #1 covers and variants

From left-to-right, top-to-bottom:

  • Barcode: 00101: Four Color Grails Edition
  • Barcode: 00111: Standard Cover
  • Barcode: 00121: BAM (Books-A-Million Variant)
  • Barcode: 00131: 1:50 Incentive (Roiland Variant Cover)
  • Barcode: 00141: Johnny Ryan 1:30 Cover Variant
  • Barcode: 00151: 1:10 Incentive (Colas Variant Cover)
  • Barcode: 00161: Emerald City Comicon Exclusive
  • Barcode: 00171: Bridge City Exclusive Cover
  • Barcode: 00181: SDCC Exclusive
  • Barcode: 00191: Sketch Cover Variant
  • Barcode: 00112: 2nd print
  • Barcode: 00113: 3rd print
  • Barcode: 00114: 4th print
  • Barcode: 00115: 5th print
  • Barcode: 00211: #1 Treasury Edition

In terms of realized sale prices, the stand-out variant from the bunch is the Justin Roiland 1:50 Retailer Incentive variant featured here (Diamond code: FEB151521) with copies going for over $300 back in 2016.

Rick And Morty #1 1 in 50 1:50 Roiland

It is worth noting that Justin Roiland is the co-creator, executive producer and the main voice actor (for Rick Sanchez, Morty Smith and others) on the cartoon series.

In early July 2016, CGC had 11 recorded gradings of the "Roiland Variant Cover" in their census, with three at 9.8; by mid-January 2021, this had risen to 153 recorded gradings with 55 at 9.8.

In mid-January 2021, CBCS had four recorded gradings of the "Roiland Retailer Incentive" in their population report, with three in the highest grade of 9.6 (near mint plus).

Rick  & Morty #1 excerpt

Rick & Morty #1 1:50 Incentive:
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