Rat Queens #9

Rat Queens #9

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Stjepan Sejic Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 4, 2015 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 22 User Reviews: 8
8.4Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH," PART FOUR. Life in Palisade is a goblet of toasty sweet mulled wine. But this issue is the skull-pounding headache the next morning when all you're left with is the consequences. And they are life-changing, awful ones at that. SPECIAL COVER BY SUPERSTAR ARTIST JENNY FRISON!

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Mar 3, 2015

    Still gloriously sweary, action-packed, deeply un-cynically feminist, and ending on an absolute doozy of a cliffhanger, theres no sign at all that the change in creative team has stalled the books momentum in any way. If you've not already, get your arse on THE FUCKING RAT QUEENS! (sorry) immediately. Or well set the smidgen on you. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Mar 4, 2015

    Rat Queens #9 is worth every penny. Go grab this thing today. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Akadavid Mar 5, 2015

    The Rat Queens is currently in the middle of its second story arc, certainly not the best place for new reader to jump on. But this issue has been worth the wait. Pick up this issue and see what the fuss is about. Let's welcome Hannah, Violet, Dee and Betty, along with the rest of the Rat Queens crew back. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Mar 5, 2015

    You should be reading this comic. It is not just a great fantasy comic, it is a just a great comic book period. The world is full, the characters are fleshed out, and the story is riveting. I can't wait to see how the cliffhanger is resolved and if the Rat Queens can actually save Sawyer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Alyssa Jackson Mar 4, 2015

    This issue is a great start back into one of my favorite books. Losing your co-creator/artist could have been a major blow, but Wiebe doesn't lose a stride, giving us his trademark humor, friendship, action, and snark in an issue that is perfectly paced. This book is so consistently great, I can't wait for next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Mar 5, 2015

    With great art work, snappy dialogue and a tumultuous plot, Rat Queens returns to perfect form Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Mar 5, 2015

    Kurtis J. Wiebe and Stjepan ejic elevate a typical magical fracas into a superb character piece with this week's installment of Rat Queens, a book that's as endearing and beautifully illustrated as it is action-packed and occasionally crass. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Doom Rocket - Molly Jane Kremer Mar 9, 2015

    Rat Queens' return, and its continuing, blessedly-high level of quality, will be met with both relief and joy by anyone who enjoys reading really good fucking comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Mar 9, 2015

    In the end, this is a fantastic return to form for fans of these butt-kicking adventurers. And while this is probably not the best place for brand new readers to jump on board, it will still be some of the most fun you'll ever have reading a comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Mar 10, 2015

    Rat Queens #9 is such a strong return to the series that excels in both the story and art departments that readers won't be able to put it down. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Mar 7, 2015

    Rat Queens #9 marks the return of a series that should be read by fans of comedy and fantasy. The series is still a great representation of women in comics, and is full of raw action and crass humor. Despite the amount of time it's taken for this issue to come out, it's great to finally see the Rat Queens return and not miss a step. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Mar 4, 2015

    “Rat Queens” has a new artist in Stjepan Sejic and that might take some time to adjust to. However he more than proves why he's the right fit. Wiebe is comfortable with these characters and this world and jumps right back into the storyline seamlessly with all the fight, attitude and sass that we all fell in love with. “Rat Queen” #9 is a sign of great things to come and because of this it's a great time to be a fan. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 5, 2015

    Kurtis J. Wiebe's tale of dame led debauchery makes its roaring return, bolstered by new artist Stjepan Sejic in his series debut. The huge gap between issues makes for a somewhat uphill start, but once the blood and curses begin to fly, it's like we never left Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 4, 2015

    Whilst the story has only just caught up with the action by the final pages of the book, The writing never feels as if it's going thru the motions. A great issue leading up to hopefully satisfying conclusion in the next weeks. To the Slaughter, Rat Queens! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Eris Walsh Mar 4, 2015

    If you were one of the people worried about the fate of this awesome title given the personal issues of its previous illustrator, dont be. Rat Queens is going to be just fine. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Cory Anderson Mar 4, 2015

    The story is fast on its feetas wequickly shift from the past where we see young Hannah learning a really tough life lesson and to the present where some of her more 'romantically' involved thoughts are used against her to distract her from the world ending tentacle behemoths. The story and plot have been explained, the twists have shifted the course of actions and all that's left to this encounter is the boss fight. All that stands between them and saving the world are an army and one vengeance seeking villain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jonathan Bryant Mar 9, 2015

    Rat Queens #9 is a triumphant return to form and a welcome introduction to Sejic's art. It's unknown how long his artwork will stay around, what with his numerous other projects down the pipeline. But Rat Queens is most assuredly a better book because of it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Mar 4, 2015

    This is an extremely effective comeback issue, and while it isnt plot-heavy, its easy to be optimistic about the future of this series. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 6, 2015

    "Rat Queens" #9 is a strong issue and it lets us know that everything is still on track for this series. It's a real pleasure to see "Rat Queens" back on stands again, and it's plugging away with good art and writing. Two thumbs up, and I'm already eagerly awaiting issue #10. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Ray Sonne Mar 10, 2015

    Rat Queens #9 may not have all the answers about its characters that readers have been awaiting since this arc began, but it cant be said that the issue didnt include any progress. With Stejic now on the creative team, loyal readers are now in good hands. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    ComicBook.com - Chase Magnett Mar 11, 2015

    Big moments are both the greatest element of Rat Queens #9 and its downfall. There are laugh out loud panels, and exciting action sequences. However, they all work in a vacuum and fail to function together or to build toward something larger. Rat Queens is entertaining, but it reads as calorie-less, hollow entertainment that can be consumed and quickly forgotten. There's nothing inherently wrong with that, but it's not worth applauding either. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    All-Comic - Matthew Tupper Mar 6, 2015

    This issue seemed like it was used as an opportunity to get readers back into the Rat Queens world and show us that Sejic could drawall of our favorite characters. It is great to see Rat Queens back regardless.We will see if Wiebe and Sejic can capture some of the same magic going forward that madeRat Queens one of the most fun comics in Image's lineup. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Jenesis Mar 4, 2015

    It is the type of comic that when it is around it is enjoyable but once it is late, you (aka I) found myself not missing it and not really excited that the new issue came out. SS does a great job taking some of the sting away from losing Upchurch, but for me, the art always far outweighed the writing and I am used to Sejic (who is fabulous). Roc brought a fresh design. Perspective to the art and that is now gone and the writing has to lift a heavier load, which it does not seem capable of IMO. While it is not going anywhere for a while I can see the popularity of the book slowly dwindle.

  • 7.0
    Soyner Mar 10, 2015

    Cool battle scene in the end. Just wish I could figure out what happened at the beginning.

  • 9.5
    eVanDiesel Mar 14, 2015

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  • 8.5
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  • 8.5
    Jabberwocky_Superfly Aug 27, 2015

  • 8.0
    Slayer666 Mar 9, 2015

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