Rat Queens #7

Rat Queens #7

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Roc Upchurch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 8
9.1Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH, Part Two You didn’t see that coming, did you? Neither did the Queens but now they have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N’Rygoth, which is good because they’re going to need every bit of help they can get. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters.

  • 10
    Word Of The Nerd - Samantha Cross Jul 18, 2014

    The characters and the story aren't fighting each other. There's equally as much time devoted to progressing the plot as there is making sure the characters react in their own way. Cracking jokes, eating candy people, it all fits regardless of the looming danger. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Jul 15, 2014

    Some special attention should also be played to Ed Brisson. His letters do more than simply move the dialog along. Since Issue #1, he's helped bring the vocals to life with these characters, and in Issue #7, he locks them in tight. I can hear accents and tones in my head as the women speak. And when combined with Upchurch's wonderfully energetic fight scenes, the lettering is indeed a special effect that enhances the story. For an issue that's all about emotional honesty and secrets revealed, there is so very much more going on just below the surface. There is just no getting around it, Rat Queens is still a perfect title that everyone should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 16, 2014

    Its sometimes hard to talk about a book that is consistently perfect. Ill continue to discuss the elements I was really drawn to each month, but for this book in particular I think it would be really cool to get some discussion going. Leave a comment at the bottom about whatever youd like and then come back next month to keep the conversation going. I could write 500 words every month about how great it is, but this book really deserves some dialogue. I look forward to hearing what you think. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jul 16, 2014

    Rat Queens is something special and unique happening right before our eyes. There is nothing out there that can compare to this series and personally I rate it higher than other Image series. Why Saga sells more than this series is beyond me because they're neck and neck with each other in my opinion and both have a lot of the same strengths going for them. Rat Queens should be on everyone's reading list. It's hands down one of the best books being published. It's better than Saga, there is said it. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Newsarama - Vanessa Gabriel Jul 17, 2014

    Rat Queens #7 is full of exquisite aesthetics, biting sarcasm and a proper shagging (or three). You'll want to read this one. Read Full Review

  • 10
    We The Nerdy - Kristina Poffenroth Jul 21, 2014

    Wiebe does a fantastic job balancing and connecting plot points. Dees religious doubt and feelings for her home and family become more than just personal obstacles she needs to overcome. Her and her husbands knowledge of the artifacts and glyphs that Gerrig has stolen will be pivotal to saving Palisade in the coming issues. From the brief inclusions of Violets brother and Hannah and Tizzies constant bickering, I think its pretty obvious that Wiebe has plans involving each girls history and relating their personal struggles to real, monstrous threats in the future. This is definitely a well-thought out story. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jideobi Odunze Jul 16, 2014

    Rat Queens #7 is arguably one of the best, if not the best issue so far in the series. Characters have their time in the spotlight that gives us a better understanding of their pasts, some step up to the plate when action calls, and a lot of our questions about the plot are starting to unravel. Palisade is overrun with tentacle monsters, they now have an ally on their side with an innate knowledge of N'Rygoth, so from here it's all hands on deck to stop what could very well be their end. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jul 16, 2014

    Issue #7 offers another great installment of the Rat Queens. Go grab this thing today. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jul 15, 2014

    Kurtis and Roc continue to create this epic comic series that I honestly hope never ends. I know it will, but I don't want to think about that. Read Full Review

  • 9.3
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt Jul 15, 2014

    If you haven't checked out Rat Queens yet, don't worry, there's still time to hide your glaring lack of initiative by picking up the trade of the first five issues for just ten bucks. Then hop on with the monthly comics and dive into one of the best books out right now. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jul 17, 2014

    So if you love badass females, cosmic horror, side-aching laughter, or just eating a lot of candy and drinking 'til you pass out then Rat Queens is for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Multiversity Comics - Jess Camacho Jul 17, 2014

    “Rat Queens” #7 is the strongest issue in the series so far and sets a new path for the Queens to take. Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch are putting together a modern masterpiece, and if you're not reading this then I think your taste might just have to be questioned a little bit. While there are many great books from Image currently on stands, “Rat Queens” is by far one of the best, and it absolutely deserves all the attention it has been given. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Nerds Unchained - Connor Frigon Jul 21, 2014

    Rat Queens #7 continues to demonstrate just why Roc Upchurch is one of todays top rookies. Many artists would consider somethingthis awesometheir best work, but hes clearly just getting started. His clear pencils and eye-catching colours give the book a visual style that carries you through the book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Ellen Jul 14, 2014

    The stakes are raised in this issue as the Rat Queens face threat a bigger than anything theyve dealt with so far. Wiebe times himself perfectly here and knows when to leave off on a good cliff-hanger. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jul 17, 2014

    Rat Queens remains one of the few sure things on the rack today, Wiebe and Upchurch absolutely humming in their collaboration. With the Queens now faced with a real and eerily present threat, there's no telling what manner of mischief they'll be up to next. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Florida Geek Scene - Touch of Grey Jul 23, 2014

    Featuring graphic battle scenes, gratuitous drug use, swearing, and at least one count of full-frontal male nudity, Rat Queens isnota comic you lend to a younger sibling, or leave on the table when grandma comes for a visit. However, it's the perfect book to recommend to your fantasy-loving friends. The first volume is currently available for $9.99 and collects issue 1-5, pick it up at your local comic shop! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jul 19, 2014

    Rat Queens #7 is possibly a real turning point for the series, with it growing far more serious in its storytelling approach. For what it's doing and for the fact it is still keeping its funny nature, it's a welcome change that's well suited for the book. It still retains its charm, wonderful and memorable cast of characters, and stellar artwork. Definitely worth reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Derek Baker Jul 16, 2014

    Man, Rat Queens is so awesome. Its story progression keeps things exciting and the humor is still there to make you smile. Are you reading Rat Queens yet? You really should be. Go buy it. Now. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Backwards Compatible - Paul Fiander Jul 15, 2014

    The Rat Queens are back and this second arc is hotting up nicely. We are delving deeper into the lives of the Queens while being mixed up in a larger story. The creative team are keeping the book on point as it continues to grow from strength to strength and with a vastly expanding cult following the future looks bright for our awesome foursome. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 21, 2014

    Though "Rat Queens" #7 feels like a bit of a misfire compared to some of the humor and heroic greatness the series usually displays, it's just a small misstep to an otherwise awesome book. Read Full Review

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