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Image Comics September 2023 Solicits
Rat Queens was a very popular comic book at Image Comics through Jim Valentino's Shadowline imprint, an all-female fantasy comic that subverted traditional tropes by Kurtis J Weibe and Roc Upchurch In October 2014, Upchurch was arrested on charges of domestic violence, first reported by Bleeding Cool the following month. Later, Upchurch confirmed to Bleeding Cool that he[...]
Image Comics September 2023 Solicits
And the return of Roc Upchurch to Rat Queens for a series finale Here are the full Image Comics solicits below. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ EDENWOOD #1 CVR A DANIEL (MR) IMAGE COMICS BUY-SELL JUL230420 JUL230421 – EDENWOOD #1 CVR B ASRAR[...]
The 8 Best Fantasy Comics Available Right Freaking Now
Isola is one of those books that rewards you immediately on the second read, with plenty of visual treats and story beats worked into every page.  This is also a fantasy comic that relies on strong storytelling to make the book compelling, instead of needing to rely on cheesecake. Image comics has released one trade collection[...]
'Rat Queens Volume 6: The Infernal Path' Brings on the Ick Factor (REVIEW)
[rwp_box_recap id="0"] The Infernal Path is the latest graphic novel collection of Rat Queens stories, and the last stories that will be penned by series co-creator Kurtis J Wiebe, who is moving on to other projects. //Credit: Image Comics The Infernal Path has all of the heart, camaraderie, and bawdiness that makes Rat Queens so much fun to[...]
'Rat Queens' Has a Special Swamp Romp with a Severed Unicorn Head
Yeah, you really can't make that up, can you? The new creative team for Rat Queens, Ryan Ferrier and Priscilla Petraites, take us all on a wild ride into the Gnarnathal Forest, home of the dreaded Slog Chimp. //Credit: Image Comics Gossamer Hornwood hires the Queens to track down the Slog Chimp, the terrifying swamp creature that[...]
Rat Queens #15 Brings an End to an Era of Fantasy Comics
[rwp_box_recap id="0"] Rat Queens has been one of the most solidly entertaining forays into fantasy storytelling since its debut, largely due to the deft guidance of series co-creator and scribe Kurtis J Wiebe With issue #15 of the current run of Rat Queens, Wiebe is saying his goodbyes to the Image series and leaving to pursue[...]
Rat Queens #14: Dee the Godhammer Lays the Smackdown
[rwp_box_recap id="0"] The latest issue of Rat Queens from Image opens with a horrifying spectacle of transformation, as one of the Flesher cultists uses his powers to horrible mangle a captive gnome The Queens, most of whom were captured during the last issue, watch in horror, realizing they are next on the menu. Courtesy Image Comics If only[...]
Speculator Corner: Rat Queens #16 Will Never Be Reprinted
It's been a little while since we last talked Rat Queens, the fantasy series published by Image Comics. Rat Queens Deluxe Edition Vol 1 contains Rat Queens Volume 1 #1-10 as well as the Braga Special. Rat Queens Deluxe Edition Vol 2 contains Rat Queens Volume 2 #1-10 plus Orc Cave Special. But what of Rat Queens Vol 1 #11-16?[...]
Comics for Your Pull Box, Week of July 11th, 2018: Superman Begins Anew
This is another interesting one I was able to read and review not too long ago. Sean McKeever, Jean-Francois Beaulieu, and Alexandre Tegenkgi bring you this new Image series. Rat Queens #10 cover by Owen Gieni Rat Queens #10 Betty is the only one left to battle against the reality wizard All of everything is at stake in this battle. Amazing Spider-Man #1[...]
Rat Queens #9 cover by Leila del Duca and Owen Gieni
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] Dee relives the split between the Rat Queens and Hannah, and we see how things turn out for the Queens 20 years down the line Dee returns to the life she had with her family and becomes the head of her village's religion Violet marries, has a large family, and becomes the ruler of[...]
Rat Queens Vol. 2 #6 Review: Amazing Leads Go On A Bizarre Journey
[rwp-review-recap id="0"] The Rat Queens receive a quest from Betty to rescue her friend Jason While they discuss, the waitress Madeline stands in awe of these adventurers. Later, the five Rat Queens go on said journey to find and save Jason From here, the adventure only gets more beautifully bizarre. Rat Queens Vol 2 #6 cover by Owen[...]
More On The Future (Or Not) Of Rat Queens And Its Creators
Over the weekend, artist Tess Fowler started a two-for-one sale on her Rat Queens original artwork and answered questions about her decision to leave the books She stated that, despite being assured to the contrary, co-creator Kurtis Wiebe admitted to her that he had lied and that Roc Upchurch, original co-creator of the comic, who left[...]
Artist Pushed Out For Roc Upchurch To Return To Rat Queens? (UPDATE)
Recently it was announced by co-creator Kurtis Weibe that Rat Queens was being put on hiatus as a series There had been troubles since it was discovered that the other co-creator, Roc Upchurch, had been arrested on charges of domestic abuse While there was no prosecution by the courts, Upchurch admitted to being involved to Bleeding[...]
A Deflated Return To Palisade With Rat Queens #16
Today brings the release of Rat Queens #16 from Image Comics, written by Kurtis Wiebe, with art by Tess Fowler This issue starts a new ARC entitled, "When Beards Collide" which brings the Rat Queens back to Palisade Upon arrival it's cleared that things have moved along without them, but the chaos effects each one of them differently[...]
While You Wait For Rat Queens… Here Comes Bounty
Rat Queens may be on hiatus But Kurtis Wiebe does have a new creator-owned series out with Mindy Lee starting just as Rat Queens goes "off air". Here's the shout sheet including order code for anyone who fancies trying… Rat Queens may be on hiatus But Kurtis Wiebe does have a new creator-owned series out with[...]
Kurtis Wiebe Puts Rat Queens Comic On Hiatus
Co-creator of the comic book Rat Queens, Kurtis Wiebe, has announced that he is putting the Image Comics title on hold. https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/721772129356656640 https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/721772202685652992 Bleeding Cool reader will know that the comic has had a rough publishing history, but it was very influential in the industry in proving the existence of an often otherwise ignored fanbase for a female-focused comic[...]
Rat Queens Returns And We Have A Preview
This week, after a month and a half delay, we get the 15th issue of Rat Queens from Shadowline / Image Comics The issue is written by Kurtis J Wiebe and drawn by Tess Fowler and is the fifth part of the Demons story arc. A betrayal changes the Rat Queens FOREVER! Prepare to be shocked![...]
The Rat Queens Drawing Board…Issue #15 Finally Arrives This Week
A month and a half ago we talked about Rat Queens #15 being delayed However, this week…the wait is over! We finally get to see how things end up in this story arc, and it looks like it's going to be a game changer… "Demons" Part Five A betrayal changes the Rat Queens FOREVER! Prepare to[...]
A Rat Queens Style D&D Game On Twitch
Twitch is all the rage nowadays, and with that comes some pretty interesting opportunities to view things you wouldn't think possible…One of those things being a D&D game Rat Queens style Who's running the show? Why none other than Rat Queens writer Kurtis Wiebe.  https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/691684104245420033 I would imagine this would be highly entertaining to watch[...]
"The Wonderful And Weird" Kurtis Wiebe Talks Rat Queens Vol. 3 And What's To Come
Rat Queens latest issue #13 released last week, which was the third part of the "Demons" story arc I can safely say that Rat Queens has been one of Image Comics most interesting reads for me, but when writer Kurtis Wiebe sent out these tweets today it make me pretty happy to hear some honesty about how things have been. https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/670308039673716736 https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/670308177318121472 https://twitter.com/kurtisjwiebe/status/670308339188920321 I[...]
Further Details Of Allegations Against Roc Upchurch –  And A New Comics Project?
This time last year, Bleeding Cool ran the story that comic book artist Roc Upchurch, real name John Carlton Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens, had been charged with battery against his wife. She wrote an account on her website Abuse Lies Betrayal, including photographs of her injuries, while Roc gave us his perspective on events[...]
Roc Upchurch Talks About His Arrest On Domestic Abuse Charges, And What Happened Next
Rob Upchurch, the artist and co-creator of Rat Queens has spoken to CBR about his arrest last year and the charges made against him for "Battery-Family Violence, First Offense Misdemeanor" against his ex-wife After the news went wide, Upchurch left the comic, now drawn by Tess Fowler. He tells CBR that, The status of the domestic violence is that[...]
A Comic Show – Secret Wars On Hip Hop Family Tree!
Tess Fowler's the new regular artist of Rat Queens, if you read the Bragga special you know that's a good thing Also for Image both Wolf and Island #2 dropped If you want that real indie high, give Black Mask's Young Terrorists a shot. Over in the mainstream, many post Convergence DCYou are secretly great Not[...]
A Comic Show – Secret Wars Battles Convergence
I'm loving what they did with Alfred, Dent, Croc, and Riddler! Image has a few continuing series issues out like Descender and Jupiter's Circle that have my attention, as well as the second collections for Southern Bastards and Rat Queens And Afterlife With Archie is back! Here's Juggy! Aaron Haaland of A Comic Shop in Orlando,[...]