Rat Queens #8

Rat Queens #8

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Roc Upchurch Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 1, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 15 User Reviews: 7
8.4Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N'RYGOTH," PART THREE If your enemy is just too damn strong, well...when you can't beat ‘em, join ‘em. And then from the safety of their trust, that's when you kill ‘em with a good rusty blade to the spine. Rat Queens style.

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Neil Rodriguez Oct 1, 2014

    The art in Rat Queens, is just awesome. There isn't much more I can say about the art at this point since it is always consistently great looking and bright. Overall, Rat Queens #8 is a great origin story to one of the baddest Rat Queens of the group. Fans will appreciate this issue for what it reveals. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Sep 30, 2014

    Go grab this thing today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Sep 30, 2014

    I love this series. I love the characters. I love the humor. I love the world. It's all the best versions of our world and theirs beautifully blended together. Wiebe and Upchurch have created this “All are welcome” environment and we are allowed to play in it for as long as we can. As you're reading this story you feel transported to another place that is not only safe but a blast to experience. On top of that, the characters in this series are among the strongest I've read or seen in any medium. If you're not reading this yet,shame on you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Sep 30, 2014

    Everyone should be reading Rat Queens. The reason why it is so great isn't just because of it's side-splitting, crude sense of humor. It's because underneath the layer of sass and sorcery there's a hell of a lot of heart. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Oct 1, 2014

    Overall “Rat Queens” #8 is another success by this creative team. Violet is a character that will come to be appreciated even more thanks to this issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Nerds Unchained - Michael Bowie Oct 6, 2014

    While the abruptness with which we are thrown into the past with this issue is a bit disconcerting at first, Im really glad Kurtis J. Wiebe chose to tell this story (personally i might have placed it somewhere else in the series, but maybe theres a connection to the current arc Im not seeing yet). Like Dee, it can be easy for Violet to be overshadowed by the abrasive Hanna and super cute Betty and slip into the background, so it was definitely nice to be able to spend this time with her. Now, lets get back to the giant demon squid coming out of the sky and the naked, battered and beaten man being forced to watch its attack, shall we? Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 2, 2014

    It seems like forever and a day since we last saw the Rat Queens, yet once again Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch have made it well worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Sep 30, 2014

    What can you tell someone who isn't on the Rat Queens train yet? It's a great fantasy series that people who don't even like fantasy stories can enjoy. Even though we know who the ladies are from reading, it's nice to have a glimpse of where they came from. Rat Queens continues to deliver an enjoyably rowdy read. It's great to have them back. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney Sep 30, 2014

    The series as a whole is still a rollicking, deliciously vulgar five-out-of-five, but this issue, whilst providing us with solid backstory, doesnt really take the story anywhere, and honestly, aside from the final two pages, you could like as not skip this one entirely and still know what the hell was going on come issue nine, and Im fairly certain we already liked Violet. I guess now wereally her? Still, its exceptionally well crafted, and the dialogue is just as delightful as weve come to expect. Heres hoping the here-and-now story progresses next month, because those two final pages are just incredible. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Sep 30, 2014

    Rat Queens #8 is a good issue that helps expand and develop one of its core characters in Violet and makes the audience feel more connected to her. The only real problem with this though is that this unexpected shift in the storyline really interrupts the current, intense story happening in the present. It's a weird decision for the narrative and flow of the arc, but hopefully it can easily recover from this in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Meagan Damore Oct 6, 2014

    With its eighth issue, "Rat Queens" continues to be a fun, bombastic series with a whole lot of cussing and heart. While this flashback steps away from the main action, it makes this Rat Queen -- one of the quietest members of the group -- so much more compelling. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Danielle Luaulu Oct 2, 2014

    While not necessarily part of the main plot per se, Wiebe continues to create a fascinating world with insights into Violet's past and gentle nuances about where she comes from instead of slapping the reader in the face with dwarven culture. Upchurch continues his stellar work with the series and even manages to impress with how pretty he was able to make whiskery women. If you've been following the Rat Queens storyline, this is a great supplement into one of their title characters' history. Buy it if you've enjoyed the Rat Queens' universe thus far. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Infinite Comix - Jonathan Bryant Oct 3, 2014

    The chapter does stumble slightly, however, in its final two pages with an awkward exit from Violet's flashback that doesn't properly connect with the conclusion of the previous issue. Regardless, Rat Queens #8 is the latest issue to prove that it's not the sex jokes, hilariously foul language or even the well-illustrated action that drive the Eisner-nominated series, but strength of character. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Katy Rex Oct 1, 2014

    If you're trade-waiting on this series, you're missing the letters page, which is your usual collection of cosplays, fan art, and love letters"but this issue, we get to see Kurtis' new daughter, Willow Kate, and we get a recipe for a new "vomit inducing, blood poisoning [alcoholic] beverage," dubbed "Betty's Candy Coated Dreams." Read Full Review

  • 7.6
    The Latest Pull - Tshepo Mokoena Sep 30, 2014

    Another good, solid issue. Not to much wow factor, but an all around quick read with some great character development. Read Full Review

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