Rat Queens #12

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Tess Fowler Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.1Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

"DEMONS," Part Two
Along the deadly mountain trail leading to Mage University, Hannah stumbles across an old friend from an old life. The mysterious figure knows a secret past that Hannah wants no one else to ever know about.

  • 8.5
    ComicBuzz - StephenFn Sep 14, 2015

    Any fears that the strict adherence to release schedule and change of art team would have a poor effect on the quality of the book have again dismissed with yet another excellent issue. I for one am eagerly awaiting the next issue (and believe me I won't be alone). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Rainbow Hub - Jonny Stone Sep 17, 2015

    While it may not be as perfect as the past two issues of the series, Rat Queens is still a superb outing for our heroes that reminds us the series is head and shoulders above most other titles. Excellently written and beautifully illustrated, Wiebe and Fowler continue to deliver a comic book that is at once hilarious, poignant and hideously tense. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Sep 18, 2015

    Rat Queens is constantly improving, despite the constant change in creative talent and tone. The series might have found a sweet spot again with Tess Fowler, who draws the beautiful and hilarious issue with consistency. Wiebe himself continues to be the heart and soul of the series, as he continues to develop the relationships within the team in between the humor and action. If anyone decided to drop the series earlier, it's now in their best interests to catch up and fall in love again with the Rat Queens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Plug - Mike O'Rear Sep 18, 2015

    I can't hate on Rat Queens. The humor is great, the action is on point, and our characters build up little by little. We may not be in to the main course of this arc yet, but it feels like we're building up for something awesome. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Whitney Syphax-Walker Sep 17, 2015

    Ultimately, #12 was a solid issue. I understand the need to check in with each team member every once in a while, and I know it's a difficult thing to pull off successfully 100% of the time. This issue advances the current story arc, which is all one can ask from a book with as stellar of a track record as Rat Queens has.Tess Fowler is quickly becoming one of my favorite artists in the game right now, and while Dee's detour was visually stunning, I can't help but to think that Fowler probably could've captured that longing and homesicknessin fewer panels due to how talented she is at depicting emotion and expressiveness. AddTamra Bonvillain's complementary color palette and skill at impeccably setting atmosphere and mood and and you'll find satisfaction even in the disjointed moments. I'm completely in love with the current art team and hope it stays put for a long, long time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Kirsty Hunter Sep 17, 2015

    In classic Rat Queens style, even the more perilous moments are balanced out by plenty of snark and some wonderfully terrible cave graffiti – as well as genuine heartfelt moments between the queens. Wiebe has fleshed out these characters so well that an issue of Rat Queens feels like a night of beer and DnD with your besties, the ones that you know that gross thing you did that one time and are okay with it. Sadly adult life doesnt always allow as much time as youd like to raid dungeons with the gang, Rat Queens is definitely the next best way to get your fix. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Sep 17, 2015

    'Rat Queens' continues to evolve and find its footing after many creative changes. With issue 12 it may have found its equilibrium despite some stumbles. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Project Fandom - Juan Vargas Sep 19, 2015

    Although Weibe continues to portray the love the girls have for one another, I like how it's not perfect. There are still cracks in the relationships. With Betty, Hannah, and possibly Dee keeping their own secrets it will be interesting how they come out and if they affect the crew negatively. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Allen Wiggs Sep 16, 2015

    Rat Queens may be giving Saga a run for its money in cliffhanger pages. These last two issues have made me crave the new issue more than anything. This issue trumps the last one in that regard. The final few pages build up the tension that isn't quite relieved. A month has rarely been this long. On the bright side I can reread drunken the badassery that is Violet, Dwarven warrior several more times while I wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    GWW - Jgalette Sep 16, 2015

    Maybe it's because I'm invested or Wiebe is as good as making the Rat Queens seem as though they're in real danger as he is as showing them be raucous and victorious, but I'm not gonna lie: I wanna know how they're gonna get out of this one. Read Full Review

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