Rat Queens #15

Rat Queens #15

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Tess Fowler Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 16, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 5
9.0Critic Rating
7.2User Rating

"Demons," Part Five
A betrayal changes the Rat Queens forever! Prepare to be shocked!

  • 10
    Comic Book Herald - Mike "Pagemaster" O'Rear Mar 14, 2016

    Rat Queens is a great title showcasing complex and badass women just doing what they do. This issue plays our heart strings like a harp and beautifully connects the reader with its characters. I can't really fault Rat Queens for not throwing in a joke here and there to lighten the mood when the final product turned out so fantastic. And the last page has me throwing money at my monitor trying to make issue sixteen appear! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Mar 15, 2016

    Honestly, I think I need a little time to think about this issue. I need to talk to people and find out what what they thought about it. I need to know where the creative team are going with it. For that reason alone, and for it being one of the most thought provoking issues I've ever read of a series, it gets a perfect score. I might not have enjoyed it, but I can't help respecting why it was needed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Emma Houxbois Mar 16, 2016

    Its absolutely astonishing to think that the little book that started out as the equivalent of a boozy college dorm D&D campaign has grown into one of Images richest, most emotionally affecting titles without losing any of its sophomoric instincts. Rat Queens is what happens when creators are enabled to bring their full and most passionate selves to a project and remain open to learning as much about each other as they endeavor to put of themselves on the page. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Project Fandom - Juan Vargas Mar 22, 2016

    And poor Betty, who just wants to eat candy and he horny. I felt so bad for her as she didnt know how to react to her two friends fight each other. Its like when your two big sisters fight and you dont know how to stop it. It was heartbreaking as she clung to Hannahs leg to prevent her from leaving. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comicsverse - Pete Imbesi Mar 17, 2016

    Now at the end of its third arc, RAT QUEENSstill manages to be one of my most anticipated reads every month. Its characters are incredibly authentic and charming, the action is amazing, the world feels lived in, and the dialogue is laugh-out-loud hilarious. There's never been a better time to catch up now that the third (and arguably best) arc of the book has wrapped. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 16, 2016

    “Rat Queens” #15 is absolutely a game changer for this series but it also shows what this team is capable of. Thisissue also boldly states that it will not fit into any boxes people may have put it in early on in it's run. It's a genuinely fun book but Wiebe, Fowler and Bonvillain are not going to shy away from shaking things up and delivering a compelling character drama. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    PopOptiq - Erin Perry Mar 18, 2016

    Not having the power to go after Hannah immediately, the Queens stop to make a plan and visit Betty's homeland. Meanwhile Hannah is left in the same void prison we saw Gerard in earlier. She gets a special visitor–her old demon pactmate Hazirel, who offers her freedom (from the prison) for slavery (to him). He also tells her Gerard was executed (though that could easily be a lie). Why is this demon so set on having Hannah under his control? His brief conversation with Senoa lays out the motive of love and suggests perhaps heis part of Hannah's demon side of the family. Maybe even Daddy Demon himself? Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Ashley Leckwold Mar 16, 2016

    Now that we know the fate of Hannah, the big question now isnt what happens to her, but rather where does everyone go from here? Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 16, 2016

    While fans may be distraught at these events and affects this issue has on their Rat Queens, They will no doubt find this issue compelling, incredibly well written and an interesting turn for the future of the book. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 20, 2016

    This one is a heart-breaker, but still full of the regular humor, character interplay and the old ultra-violence... Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Mar 16, 2016

    I guess that brings us to a close! If you couldn't tell this was one of my favourite issues of Rat Queens since the departure of Roc Upchurch. Both the art and story have been pushed to another level and I can't wait to see what happens with the beginning of the fourth arc. What will happen to Hannah? Who is Petunia Harvestchild? I hate to have to wait but I am excited to find out – the Queens are Kings once again! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Mar 16, 2016

    'Rat Queens' #15 marks a shift in tone and narrative as the friends are driven apart. It's a welcome change that will inevitably bring them back together hopefully stronger and just as exciting and fun as when it all started. This heart-breaking issue raises the stakes on an emotional level clearing the way to a new beginning for Hannah and her "sisters." Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Mar 16, 2016

    This is an emotional issue, filled with meaty, dramatic dialog and a couple of good fight scenes. In that way it is closer to what I like in my Rat Queens comics. Vi and Betty still get shorted on their time, but the time they do have expands their characters and plays the foil well for Dee and Hannah. I have no doubt the Queens will get back together by the end of the next issue, promised for next month, this all feels too formulaic for them not to. Maybe as the plot bends to make that happen it will continue to improve, bringing us back to the stronger issues of the first run. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Quietomega Mar 16, 2016

    The best part of the issue is that it signals the end of this mediocre arc. Wiebe succeeds mostly in writing an emotional splitting of the group (with solicits unfortunately spoiling who leaves) but everything around it feels half-baked; the pacing definitely could have been improved to make the revelation of what the Rat Queen did in the past carry more weight but, as it is, it feels half-hearted. Not helping are the delays between issues, which have been common throughout the run of the series, have only aggravated the uneven pacing of the arc. It's unfortunate that Tess Fowler stepped in during a time when the writing has been underwhelming since the downturn in quality will be attributed to her, but she's been really consistent strong throughout the arc; she does a great job in the action sequences and does an even better job with the emotional parts, with her Betty being a standout.

  • 9.0
    Veido Mar 23, 2016

  • 8.5
    mrDovydas Mar 23, 2016

  • 7.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Mar 22, 2016

  • 5.0
    Nightmare of Solomon Mar 16, 2016

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