Killer Queens: Kings Not Wings #1

Writer: David M. Booher Artist: Bradley Clayton Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: August 9, 2023 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

During a day of questionable choices at Space Pride, Max & Alex bump into their old boss. The grumpy little simian tries to dragoon them into chasing down a runaway heir to the throne of Sarelia, an alien planet ruled by a brutal patriarchy. Little does he know that the heir in question is closely connected to Alex. As Alex and Max race to save the runaway heir from a galaxy-wide bounty hunt, they'll dredge up Alex's past and confront her planet's misogynist present. If that means burning the patriarchy to the ground, well, get out the torches.

  • 8.7
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Aug 8, 2023

    Alex and Max are back in action, and the story is wonderfully engaging and enthusiastic, with art that brings it all to life. Well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capes & Tights - Justin Soderberg Aug 4, 2023

    Killer Queens 2 #1 is a fantastic comic book that highlights the importance of inclusivity and social change. It is an exceptional follow-up to the Eisner-nominated Killer Queens 2 and leaves readers eagerly anticipating the next installment. The comic's creative team has done an excellent job of crafting an engaging story that leaves a lasting impression. The representation of queer characters and discussions around gender identity is an important milestone for comics and makes this comic a must-read for all. Read Full Review

  • 6.0 - Megan Peters Aug 9, 2023

    Killer Queens 2 goes live with its first issue this week, and it brings pride to the stars. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Screaming Enigma Aug 13, 2023

    The newest volume of Killer Queens maintains the fun tone set by the previous miniseries. The new story is certainly interesting with the introduction of Alex's sibling, and I'm looking forward to learning more about their past together. One thing I liked here more than the previous run was the art. It's not the greatest art in the world, but it was a definite improvement over what we ere getting before. Overall, this was a nice start to the new Killer Queens series and I'm intrigued to see how this story develops.

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