Rat Queens #3

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Roc Upchurch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 7
8.8Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

One tablespoon of cayenne peppers, 2 ounces of 100 proof vodka, and 3 ounces of tomato juice makes one fantastic Bloody Murder. So does double-crossing the Rat Queens and foolishly thinking you can get away with it. Drink up!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Nov 27, 2013

    If you haven't fallen in love with the Rat Queens yet, just pick the book up and start reading. You will. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 27, 2013

    Like I said, this is a different beast than the first two issues, but it's great because of it. There isn't a gang of action or non-stop jokes, but there is a heavy connection built between the creators and the readers. This has easily become one of my favorite series in the back half of 2013 and I'm hoping that it has a long run into 2014 and beyond. If you missed the first two issues, you're in luck; they're recapped via the dialogue in this issue which means that you can actually start the series here and catch up. It's very much like a TV show in that regards so check it out because this is a series everyone should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.4
    The Rhodes Review - Stephen W Rhodes Jan 10, 2014

    I'm still lovingRat Queens three issues in. These girls are fun, hilarious, and kick ass. I'm hooked. I like where the story has gone so far, but I still don't know what the big picture is going to be. It's got to be bigger than just people trying to kill them in Palisade. I think this is just the introduction and we'll find out where things are headed soon. I look forward to it! I didn't have best new comic series award in my 2013 Rhodes Awards, but if I did,Rat Queens would have been the winner! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Nov 26, 2013

    My only critique would be that while there was time set aside for three of the four Rat Queens, Dee " the cleric of the group " did not get the same spotlight into her personality as the others even if she was equally present in the main plot. However, I can also recognize that there are only so many pages available to set aside for individual character development whilekeeping the plot moving forward simultaneously. Simply put: This is a great series that has a clear direction of where it's going, a strong sense of who its characters are, and the understanding that comics can be funny without having to set aside three-dimensional characters along the way. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AIPT - Sam Roche Nov 29, 2013

    Rat Queens is a fun, funny, original series and #3 is no exception. This comic is well worth the money visually and in terms of story. Definitely check it out, it's worth a try! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - ShadowJayd Nov 28, 2013

    Overall, Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch express a deep purposefulness toward the "Rat Queens" narrative " in both script and art " that runs counter to the hyper-sexualised, half-baked nature of most female-driven fantasy comics. Moreover, their work is engaging, entertaining, and downright badass. So for that, I can't recommend this book enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - ToriBee Nov 28, 2013

    Wiebe has a good grip on his characters and it'll be interesting to see how they grow as the series continues. Paired with the delightful sketchiness and pastel colours of Upchurch's art, it's a mostly light hearted series so far, following a bunch of adventuring young woman, but of course there's always going to be more that meets the eye as they also try to solve their own personal problems as well. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Joey Caswell Nov 25, 2013

    Rat Queens is one of the best books being released. The humor is beyond anything else in the genre, and the characters have a ton of personality and charm. As stated many times before, this series would still be highly enjoyable even if the humor was absent, and issue #3 is an even better example of this; the humor has been toned back relative to previous installments, while there were definitely some more serious scenes, yet the whole thing worked to perfection and still maintained its overall tone. This is a book everybody should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Nov 27, 2013

    Roc Upchurch's art is amazeballs. He delivers some of the most expressive and unique looking characters in all of comics. You can read the emotion on their faces, see their hurt, anger or passion. It's seriously stunning. It could be said that the backgrounds are lacking at times, but the characters look so good it's a forgivable offense. I'm on board with this series. Where ever Rat Queens is going, I'm following. You'd be hard pressed to find a funnier, better looking comic series on the stands. Read Full Review

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