Killer Queens #1

Writer: David M. Booher Artist: Claudia Balboni Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 18, 2021 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 5
8.0Critic Rating
7.6User Rating

Meet Max and Alex. Reformed intergalactic assassins for hire. On the run. Also super gay. Their former boss-a fluffy monkey with a jetpack-is hot on their tail to take back his stolen ship. They gotta eat, so they take a mission from Alex's old flame. Your standard no-kill, casualty-free kidnapping recovery from a nearby moon. Only complication? Half the moon is ruled by a fascist dictator hostile to foreigners. They're the Killer Queens, so what could possibly go wrong?

Join rising star David M. Booher (Canto, Alien Bounty Hunter) and an all-LGBTQ creative team as they tackle issues of love, xenophobia, and the terror of fascist dic more

  • 8.8
    GWW - B Ferg Aug 17, 2021

    To disregard Disney's antiquated attraction is to disrespect what it showcases - our very ability to progress as individuals and society. Similarly, I feel the same way about the fabulous frontier presented in Killer Queens # 1. It is a testament to progress in regards to where we are now in light of how far we have come. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Watch - Duna Haller Aug 16, 2021

    As this fun to the extreme rides plays with classic sci-fi tropes in a queer messy soup, it also promises larger themes further down the road. Can't wait to see where Alex and Max take their journey. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Megan Peters Aug 18, 2021

    Killer Queens debuts this week with a bombastic chapter filled with witty one-liners, thick pick-up lines, and some sprinkles of action. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Conor Spielberg Aug 23, 2021

    Funny action packed space romp with a lot of potential Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AIPT - Holly Woodbury Aug 17, 2021

    The first issue introduces a cool world -- all we can hope is that we see more of it in later installments. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Jawsh Dec 13, 2021

    Fun start, I love the artwork.

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 11, 2023

    This was a fun start to this miniseries that I think could have been a bit better. This isn't due to the writing, as that was the strongest part of this and the main reason I'm sticking around. What taints this for me a bit is the art. Mostly, it's good, solid art. However, there are a couple of pages where certain things look kind of wonky. The first time I really noticed it was when Alex jumps up from behind the table starts shooting in the restaurant. She looked like she didn't have a neck and her face looked kind of weird in general. Nonetheless, I thought this provided an entertaining story with some well-written dialogue, even if the art wasn't the best.

  • 7.0
    Amazing Psycamorean Aug 18, 2021

    I only got this for the cover. It's pretty good, and I'm glad they didn't make it into a performatively gay book. Just in case you misunderstand, I'm talking about making a comic akin to that Netflix show where everyone is super stereotypically gay, and that's it. Something that would be offensive to a gay person. I have no doubt that that bullet was dodged in part because the entire creative team is LGBTQ. This is a competent story on its own. I'm not sure if I'll keep reading it, but it's not bad.

  • 6.5
    Onomatopoeia Aug 18, 2021

    A lot happens in a fairly short issue. I like the concept, and I really enjoy the protagonist dynamic (they aren't going to wind up together, which is a great break from the cliche). With that, it fell a little flat for me. Lots of exposition mixed with some confusing action scenes... rough start but the journey could make up for it.

  • 9.0
    Brandon Tindle Aug 25, 2021

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