Rat Queens #2

Rat Queens #2

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Roc Upchurch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 23, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 8
8.6Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Someone wants to kill the Rat Queens? The girls are seeing red and there's only one thing to do about it: get really, really drunk. And, eventually, maybe get to the bottom of who's trying to kill them. Because, let's be honest, they already know why.

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Oct 22, 2013

    Rat Queens #2 has got it all: characters you care about; enjoyable team dynamics; a well paced plot; and mythical creatures getting drunk — a lot. Go pick this thing up today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Oct 23, 2013

    If you arent reading Rat Queens yet, youre only doing yourself a disservice. Given the quality of work in every aspect of this book, the sales figures are sure to look good without you! That being said, this really is one of the most perfect comic books to come out in recent memory. This character-driven tale is outrageously funny, while still having an interesting story that has real substance to it. Rat Queens has quickly become this reviewers new favorite ongoing title, but thats not to say it doesnt deserve every ounce of praise heaped on this issue. With the story gradually opening up even more, there are some really interesting developments to look forward to. Do yourself a favor and pick up this book, theres something here for everyone. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Oct 23, 2013

    I'm very happy that these two creators came together for this series. They're a great partnership and continue to produce entertaining and high quality issues. If this keeps up it may just work its way onto my top five list. In the mean time you should definitely check out this issue and series. If you missed out on the first issue you should be able to get a second print copy with this issue as well and trust me, you want to do that. This series is proving to be a humorous monthly experience that is also well-written and beautifully illustrated. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - John Ernenputsch Oct 23, 2013

    In fact, after two amazing issues, it is exciting to think about what Wiebe and Upchurch have in store for the readers when it comes to every aspect of the book. Rat Queens #2 is another great issue that has a little bit of everything, and anybody should find something to enjoy about it. The writing is sharp, the art is solid, and the combination of jokes and violence creates a tone that translates to fun. What more can be said? Buy this book now, and thank me later. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Oct 29, 2013

    I loveRat Queens. I love the story, the characters, and the art. Everything about it. If you're a fan of dark comedies and fantasy comics, then you'll love this series. It's a must read, in my opinion. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Analog Addiction - Jideobi Odunze Oct 26, 2013

    Rat Queens is the book you should be reading if you want to see action. Entertaining from start to finish this book is very recommended as yet another book Image has debuted of high quality. This is a serious story that still has fun with it at the same time. All characters are likable and that much is reason to invest your time into such a tale of fantasy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Vince Ostrowski Oct 24, 2013

    Truth be told, “Rat Queens” is just another in a long line of creator-owned comic booking that Wiebe and whoever his latest artistic partner happens to be are making look extremely easy. Here, it's Roc Upchurch, with a playful style that stretches the comedy of these characters far beyond an already sharp script. This is a book that feels like it has legs just based on the unique concept alone, but it's the ability of Wiebe and Upchurch to put pure entertainment on every page and favor strong characters above all else that should make “Rat Queens” a mainstay on your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Oct 22, 2013

    Starting with Rat Queens #3, the creative team will be incorporating a letters column into the books, so direct your love and affection to this email address: theratqueens@gmail.com Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Oct 22, 2013

    Overall, Rat Queens #2 is a fun story that, while likely predictable for many readers, does more than just serve as a "filler issue." Instead, it creates additional space for readers to better appreciate the characters whom they will likely follow on many more adventures to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Behind The Panels - Richard Gray Oct 24, 2013

    Kurtis J. Wiebe has been making a name for himself over the last few years, most prominently as the scribe of the cult hit Peter Panzerfaust. He scores another winner with Rat Queens, which may seem like a D&D exploit with breasts on the surface, but is a whole world of funny-making and subversion under the surface. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Hugo Robberts Lariviere Oct 27, 2013

    The colorization is nice a times, yet a lot of times there is an overwhelm of a particular color, which doesn't help the art in some key pages. The heavy amount of grey, teal and brown in this comic do put upfront the fact that this isn't exactly a beautiful world, yet it does lessen the impact of some of the visuals a bit in the process. There are others elements with different colorization that pops up in some panels to create a certain disparity in the huge presence of some colors, but it doesn't amount to much in the process. There is a bit of a problem with the backgrounds and with the colorization, but the fun and crude setting, combined with the interesting characters and the fun way Wiebe plays with the regular fantasy tropes makes this book worth it. If you enjoy fantasy, role-playing games in general and want an all-female cast, this is the book for you. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Andrew Sanford Oct 23, 2013

    A similar series could be Skullkickers but I seem to instantly immerse myself in that world easier. The art alone is enough to hook me for at least another few issues. I wonder if it is Weibe's sensibilities as Peter Panzerfaust #1 (Image) just didn't grab me. That was a quality book which maintains a premium on the back issue market but not for me despite the subject matter seeming to be up my alley. Hopefully we will get some fun twists and turns to spice up this ride. I have been seeking out other opinions on this book so please leave a comment or send me a tweet. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 28, 2013

    "Rat Queens" #2 is an easy, enjoyable read. This is partly because Wiebe and Upchurch know their stuff, but it's also because they aren't taking a lot of risks with the storytelling. The dialogue glides on easily with familiar jokes, and the action and characterization are vivid but derivative, offering comforting fun but no surprises. The predictability isn't offensive or lazy, but the creative team plays it so safe that they risk being bland. However, the last page of "Rat Queens" #2 changes the atmosphere and direction with its hints of conspiracy or intrigue, so the story may offer stronger plot twists or develop on more original lines as it progresses further. Read Full Review

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