Rat Queens #13

Rat Queens #13

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Tess Fowler Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 6
8.0Critic Rating
7.8User Rating

"DEMONA," Part Three
The Rat Queens arrive at Mage University: the place where everything went wrong for Hannah not so long ago.

  • 9.0
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Nov 19, 2015

    Finally, Betty explores the marketplace, comes across a tinkerer gnome and can't resist getting herself a modified sled. Violet sees her heading out on a snowbound adventure with the thing and invites herself along in the interest of having Betty's back after the assassin's visit. They hilarious sledding run down the steepest hill directly homages Calvin and Hobbes. What they run into at the bottom of the mountain gives Violet the issue's punchline: “AND THIS IS WHY WE DON'T GO SLEDDING!” Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 18, 2015

    “Rat Queens” #13 isn't the most action packed issue of the series but the substance here is great. There are some very fun character moments and art team of Tess Fowler and Tamra Bonvillain continue to absolutely kill it. “Rat Queens' continues to be one of the very best that comics has to offer. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Plug - Mike O'Rear Nov 10, 2015

    Rat Queens continues to deliver in this latest installment leaving us anxious for more as the Hannah-centric story plays out. The character interactions are as great as ever and despite everyone else doing their own thing the issue reads well without losing too much momentum. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Project Fandom - Juan Vargas Nov 26, 2015

    Besides the exposition on Hannah's father this issue doesn't really move the story along as it's centered on the adjustment of the girls in the magical world of Mage U. Once again it is hinted that Hannah did something horrible in the past that possibly got her kicked out of Mage U. Also, although Gerard turns out to be Hannah's Stepfather, Wiebe emphasizes that their love is as real as if he were her biological father, and both go out of their way to correct others when they are addressed as stepfather/stepdaughter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Nov 18, 2015

    A much needed breather this issue which is solid and fun nevertheless and will leave readers with yet more reasons to eagerly await issue 14 and the continuation of this chapter. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Rainbow Hub - Jonny Stone Nov 22, 2015

    Despite all this, Rat Queens #13 may not be as stellar as previous outings, simply because the characters seem to truly thrive when surrounded by chaos and action. But the beauty of Rat Queens is that the characters are so endearing, the writing so sharp and funny and the story arcs so compelling that even when things seem a little slow by previous standards, the reading experience is still hugely enjoyable. #13 serves to set up future storylines- Hannah's complex family drama in the long-term, Betty's sled-related mischief in the short-term- but entertains us enormously in the meantime. Hopefully the upcoming issues will feature the action and carnage Rat Queens readers have come to love so much. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Lead Sharp Nov 23, 2015

    There's enough intrigue to get me wondering what the big picture looks like, the characters are fun and if you're already reading this comic my review isn't worth a tin of home brand beans but if you've seen it on the shelf, heard good things about it and especially if you're fond of fantasy give it a whirl. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Nov 21, 2015

    Overall, this is a solid, if not amazing, issue. It didn't feel like it was just passing time, but there is a sense that we're building up to something on the same level as the battle for Palisades. We just aren't there yet, so in the meantime, we get to enjoy the ride. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Chris Smith Nov 18, 2015

    Regardless, issue 13 remains an expository issue, full of dialogue and minor character developments. It lacked the thrilling action and humor that keeps the series exciting for me. I know that plot has to be revealed somehow and it can't always be gobbo-slaying or drunken revelry, but this action is what made me love the series in the first place. Hopefully the next few issues will pick up and balance out the exposition with the action that Rat Queens always so gratuitously delivers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    tacobongo Dec 27, 2015

    It's unfortunate, but I really feel like Rat Queens has lost some of its magic. Part of the problem is that Tess Fowler's art just doesn't inspire the same sense of fantastical wonder as Upchurch or Šejić's did (or as her own art did in the Braga special). The story is interesting enough, but Fowler's art, which is much more conventional comics fare, is not well suited to the material. Also, under Fowler's hand, the women of Rat Queens, who once represented a fairly diverse range of body types, now all conform fairly rigidly to the comics norm. This is hugely disappointing, as I think Fowler is talented and capable of much more.

  • 9.0
    eVanDiesel Nov 24, 2015

  • 8.5
    Veido Nov 19, 2015

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Dec 21, 2015

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 22, 2016

  • 6.5
    Soyner Dec 21, 2015

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