Rat Queens #2

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Owen Gieni Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 5
7.7Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

Giant goose dragon eat your friend? Best go down in a bloody battle the bards will lament in years to come! The Queens face a terrifying monster while Betty makes a startling discovery about a smidgen gut merchant that threatens her very life!
Featuring an original Rat Queens backup comic by acclaimed novelist PAT ROTHFUSS, writer of the internationally best-selling Kingkiller Chronicles!

  • 9.0
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Apr 12, 2017

    Rat Queens: Cat Kings and Other Gary's #2 has me intrigued and wanting more. Already we are aware of a sinister twist to the story brewing and I'm excited to discover more about this. This issue is action-packed, loads of fun and it's great to see the wisecracking Queens back to their old questing antics. Grab a copy, laugh-out-loud and enjoy the epic fun! Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Apr 12, 2017

    If the first issue didn't sell you on getting back into the world of Rat Queens, the second issue feels like a win. There was a lot of ground to cover with what we are dealing with this time around and this creative team made use of every moment that delivered in potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Kent Falkenberg Apr 17, 2017

    Kurtis Wiebe and Owen Gieni follow through on their "Rat Queens" relaunch with another rowdy and raucous blast from Betty, Dee, Braga and the gang. And while it's great to see Wiebe slip so effortlessly back into the rhythm and humor and camaraderie of these women, it's Gieni who's becoming the real monster here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 12, 2017

    With the larger story now front and center, Rat Queens looks to be setting up another interesting and suspenseful arc. The consistently smart writing and intricate artwork remain. Weibe and Gieni know exactly what they want and how to put it on paper. Well done and I have good hopes for the future. This issue is mostly about exposition, but necessary, so I couldn't find too much fault with it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Black Nerd Problems - L.E.H. Light Apr 12, 2017

    The other thing I do really like in this issue is that the Queens are shown in a relaxed, bar hopping mode, and they are all very feminine and sexy. Well as stereotypically feminine as one can be while puking in a cemetery. There's no contradiction in these women being monster-slayers and also wearing pink lace (Braga looks particularly adorable). It is great to see this all male writer/artist team continuing to be committed to not stereotyping these characters. Read Full Review

  • 7.3
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 13, 2017

    Rat Queens still has a leg up when compared to plenty of other titles; it's just not yet at the standard of what came before. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 12, 2017

    It's tough to say if I'll be back more for this series. Perhaps I'll read it and not review it, or maybe it'll inspire another review. As it is though, it's average, boarding on forgettable and that's unfortunate for a series that was once so incredible. It's one of comic's tragedies that we'll all read about on a list in the future. Read Full Review

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