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Preview of Roc Upchurch's "Redemption" at Image Comics

As Bleeding Cool first reported, Image Comics put Lucy Claire - Redemption by John Upchurch - better known in comics as Roc Upchurch - on the cover of their Image Comics Previews for December.They also included the preview of the first issue, reproduced below As Bleeding Cool pointed out, the text of the solicitation below[...]

Roc Upchurch Returns to Comics With Survivalist Horror, "Everglade Angels"

Roc Upchurch, or John Upchurch, is best known as the artist and co-creator of Rat Queens, the Image Comics title co-created with Kurtis J Wiebe The other reason he's known in the comics industry is for leaving Rat Queens,In October 2014, Roc Upchurch was arrested on charges of domestic violence, specifically “Battery- Family Violence, First[...]

Rat Queens #9 cover by Leila del Duca and Owen Gieni

Rat Queens Vol. 2 #9 Advance Review: How Things Turn Out

[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 […]


More On The Future (Or Not) Of Rat Queens And Its Creators

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 it after domestic abuse charges were made public, was being lined up to return to the comic book.Kurtis Wiebe issued his own statement contradicting that completely,[...]

Artist Pushed Out For Roc Upchurch To Return To Rat Queens? (UPDATE)

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 Cool.Upchurch left the book as a restult and was replaced with artist Tess Fowler But that run came[...]

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 […]

Roc Upchurch's Final Cover For Rat Queens?

But depending on the results of charges against him, this could be Roc Upchurch's final cover of Rat Queens, the secondary cover to Rat Queens Special: Braga, written by Kurtis Wiebe and drawn by Tess Fowler, published today.And for those who asked, Upchurch is still listed as co-owner of the comic book.Comics courtesy of Orbital Comics,[...]

Ch-Ch-Changes – Rat Queens To Red Hood

A look through a few solicitations changes between Previews and publication....Guardians Team-Up #2 will now have cover art by Stephanie Roux, above.All New X-Factor #20 will have art by Carmine Dia Giandomenico and Will Sliney, not the previously solicited Alex Garner.Captain America And The Mighty Avengers #4 will now have art by Iban Soria as well as Luke Ross.Orders for[...]

CONFIRMED: Stjepan Šejić Is The New Artist On Rat Queens

Was that a bit of a Rich Twitch? It was only half an hour… Image Comics have just announced, SUNSTONE artist Stjepan Sejic to team up with series writer Kurtis Wiebe Image Comics/Shadowline's New York Times bestselling high fantasy series RAT QUEENS written by Kurtis J. Wiebe will welcome a new artist: Stjepan Sejic of the #1 Amazon […]

Stjepan Šejić To Be The New Artist On Rat Queens?

He has been tipped as a major comic book star in the making.He recently posted a Death Vigil/Rat Queens sketch...And tweeted, something tells me today things might get a little crazy...call it a hunch— stjepan sejic (@stjepansejic) December 11, 2014 He also posted the following pieces on Facebook.Recently, Rat Queens co-creator Roc Upchurch left the title after being[...]


Rat Queens Artist Leaves Title Over Allegations Of Domestic Abuse

Three days ago, Bleeding Cool reported the news that John Upchurch, better known as comic book artist Roc Upchurch, co-creator of Rat Queens, had been arrested on a battery misdemeanor charge His ex-wife published a long description of the event and the circumstances around it, from which we quoted, and we also contacted Roc for[...]

Comics Artist John Upchurch Arrested On Charges Of Battery, Misdemeanor

Roc Upchurch is the artist and co-creator of the comic book Rat Queens, a popular title with a strong female fan base, and an animated TV option from Weta and Heavy Metal.Recently, under his legal name John Carlton Upchurch, he was arrested by Henry County PD under the charge of "Battery- Family Violence, First Offense Misdemeanor"[...]


Rat Queens #8 Takes Us Out Of The Action

Now, I’m not saying I don’t enjoy a good dose of “let’s see which woman can grow the best beard,” because I do and Roc Upchurch illustrates them well It’s just, I’d much prefer for those scenes to feature more of the Rat Queens I don’t mind getting to know these characters and their back-stories,[...]

Darkness Is Brewing In Rat Queens #7

Roc Upchurch accompanies the storyline with a dark, rainy backdrop and a gloomy feel All of the characters seem to have a distressed look about them, which adds a sense of impending doom.[*Spoilers for Rat Queens #6 and #7 below!] When we left of in Issue #6, Hannah had just encountered a very creepy-eyed Bernadette I[...]

Catching Up On Rat Queens #6 – A Family For Better Or For Worse

Roc Upchurch’s illustrations continued to make me feel like I was transported to a different era where humans and fantastical creatures could come together on the page at any moment.We start off with the aftermath of a raging party in Rat Queens Issue #6 Wiebe gives us a realistic look into what the Queens might[...]