Rat Queens #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Owen Gieni Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 1, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 6
8.2Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

"CAT KINGS AND OTHER GARYS," Part One-NEW STORY ARC! The Rat Queens are back! Betty, Violet, Dee, Braga, and Hannah return! Palisade is still a rat-infested troll's ass, and everyone still hates Gary. It's been a while since the Queens have done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits! A fresh, soft reboot to the head for the Rat Queens with artist OWEN GIENI!

  • 10
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Harry C. Feb 28, 2017

    This has been one of my favorite books by far in the past 5 years, second only to Chew and as long as it stays consistent, I am onboard for the long run. For those of you that fell off like I did, this opening issue is one that will bring you back on board. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    Multiversity Comics - Robbie Pleasant Mar 3, 2017

    Hits all the right notes for character, story, and artwork; great jumping on point for new readers, though old fans may still long to get closure from the last issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Mar 6, 2017

    With artwork of excruciating detail and manic energy, Gieni captures the spirit and personality of the Queen with a beauty and simplicity that is easy to enjoy. Wiebe gives us sharp dialogue and expertly turns our expectations upside down. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Mar 7, 2017

    Back in town and back on the questing sun-dial. This book hasn't missed a beat. A joy to read. Welcome back, Ladies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Mar 3, 2017

    I'm happy to have the Rat Queens back, because I honestly missed them. The Queens wisecracking and crass antics are forever entertaining and that coupled with an intriguing story makes for an enjoyable read. This soft reboot has me excited for whats to come and I look forward to seeing more of Owen Gienis art bring this wild fantasy world to life. I cant wait to do more questing with these booze-guzzling, monster killing gals and hear their endless jokes about Gary. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    CourtOfNerds - Grant Stoye Mar 3, 2017

    Im just so damn happy to have these stinky, violent, crass, obnoxious ladies back in my life at their most stinky, violent, crass, and obnoxious best. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Outright Geekery - Fabienne Payet Mar 4, 2017

    I would suggest that you pick up Rat Queensif you like fantasy stories or are a Dungeons and Dragons fan. IF you don't mind the leads being badass ladies who slay and kill for fun" and money, never forget the money. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Mar 1, 2017

    Should you pick it up? Yeah. If you have lingering issues about the team, I can understand that. But if you were a fan of Rat Queens before, there's plenty here to like. The team is coming together and the plot is developing nicely. The whole thing is snarky as all hell. I was excited to see this new opening and I remain optimistic about the future of the team. Fuck yeah, Rat Queens! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Mar 2, 2017

    It's not a perfect jumping on point -- new readers may struggle to navigate the references to past adventures and characters -- but the book's original tone is as strong as ever. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerd Church Radio - K Spasaro Apr 12, 2017

    So far the reboot does a good job of setting up a new storyline while connecting with the old ("old" being the storyline prior to trade Volume 3). Palisade is trying to rebuild after destruction seen in previous arcs; a cult seems to have emerged from the events surrounding the squid beasts; Bernadette reminds Dee that she's no longer just Dee; and so on. Wiebe does a good job setting up the series for action, and I'm cautiously hopeful that Rat Queens will return to its glory days. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 1, 2017

    The really difficult question that you're asked at the end of this issue is, did it do enough to bring you back to the series? Have you grown as a reader or changed in your tastes in your time away from Rat Queens or does it still have enough of that spark to keep you for another issue, another arc, another series? You'll likely figure out my answer to that question next month in the form of a review or the lack of one. Read Full Review

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