Rat Queens, Vol. 4 (Rat Queens, #4) by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Rat Queens, Vol. 4 (Rat Queens, #4)

The Queens are back! Palisade is still a rat-infested hell hole, and Violet, Hannah, Dee, Betty, and the brand-new Queen, Braga are the only hope of saving it! It’s been a long time since they’ve done a good slaughter, so join them as they get back to the basics of killing monsters and drinking away the profits! This is a fresh, hilarious new take on the RAT QUEENS with new artist OWEN GIENI! Collects RAT QUEENS, VOL. 2 #1-5

Details Rat Queens, Vol. 4 (Rat Queens, #4)

TitleRat Queens, Vol. 4 (Rat Queens, #4)
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherImage Comics
GenreSequential Art, Graphic Novels, Fantasy, Comics, Graphic Novels Comics, Fiction, Humor

Reviews Rat Queens, Vol. 4 (Rat Queens, #4)

  • Sean Gibson
    Sometimes you want to watch an art film that makes you think, features subtle, nuanced performances, and indelibly captures a moment in time or ruminates on a timeless ideal.But, sometimes you want to watch John McClane kick Hans Gruber’s ass. The most recent volume of Rat Queens is more the latter, with the Queens, after a somewhat lackluster Vol. 3, getting back to what they do best—kicking ass and having ridiculous adventures that are equa...
  • HFK
    I know, I know. I swore myself off from Rat Queens after the disaster happening in the third volume, but apparently changed my mind. I hate when that happens, but considering the huge drama surrounding this series with the original illustrator's (Roc Upchurch) domestic violence situation and the replacement's (Tess Fowler) seemingly fishy-washy boot getting, I was curious to see could Kurtis J. Wiebe breath this series back to life with a new tea...
  • Bonnie McDaniel
    I wasn't sure what to make of this volume at first. I've since done some research and discovered that this is a "soft reboot" of the Rat Queens storyline by Kurtis J. Wiebe and new artist Owen Gieni, after controversy with the previous artists. (Short version: Original artist Roc Upchurch was arrested for domestic violence and dropped; replacement artist Tess Fowler, brought in for Vol. 3, left acrimoniously amid accusations that Wiebe tried to b...
  • Krista Regester
    This volume doesn't quite flow as well as the first three - but I'm still in love with the Rat Queens
  • Chad
    The Queens are back in town and Braga joins up. There's not many subplots here, just the girls questing to earn enough money for booze and candy. Violet's insufferable brother Barrie has decided to stick around to make Vi's life miserable. The book is still witty and fun and irreverent as ever with lots of laugh out loud moments like Milton the Gut Merchant.
  • Crystal Starr Light
    Bullet Review:Okay, the question you've all been asking: Is this better or worse than Volume 3?Well, I definitely am not a fan of this art style. It's not bad, per say, but it's totally different than what I've come to expect from Rat Queens. Pardon my descriptions, but it feels more realistic, with more lines and details than the art in previous volumes. Also, Gerard looked nothing like volume 3. So, in that case, I'd say 4 is worse.I also didn'...
  • Emily May
    I love this series! Easily one of my favourite graphic stories of all time.Rat Queens, Vol. 4: High Fantasies is not the strongest instalment so far, but at this point I love the characters and the dynamic between them so much that I hardly care. There is something just so delightful about this rugged band of drinking, swearing, killing women. Here they are joined by newest member - Braga - and, of course, mayhem ensues.Both Hannah's embarrassing...
  • Tink Magoo is bad at reviews
    I still love this series as a whole but I felt this was the weakest so far, it seems to have lost that sense of adventure and the naughtiness it had at the beginning.
  • Misty
    There are still some flaws and bad habits that need to be overcome in the writing, but for the most part, as this went along, it started to feel like the story was getting back on track. I'm not going to get my hopes too high, because lord knows, they could build it up just to dash it all again, but so far, I'm glad to see the Queens back at it.
  • Alison
    This was...not the best. I know there was change in artists and direction of the series here, but it felt extremely disconnected. We are thrown in and basically told that everything from the previous volume was just smoothed over and here's a new storyline! It was a little confusing.Also, the new art style just isn't working for me. There are times when I think the art looks lazy. It's like rough draft sketches. It took something I loved away fro...
  • Rob
    Story Rat Queens are back! I really enjoyed this series, and I was really bummed when it stopped. Or became a web-comic. Or something. I don't know, I found it all very confusing.The entry is a bit of a reboot/fresh start with a new artist on board. I think it's been dubbed "Volume 2". It takes place some time after the events of the first 15 issues, so it's not like that story was thrown away, but I felt like there was a lot more there we never ...
  • Cat (cat-thecatlady)
    I felt like the plot was a bit of inferior quality than the other three but still loved this! I'm a sucker for these girls. kinda sad about the soft reboot but hopefully it will be clearer in the new volumes. excited my queens are back and hopefully the backstage drama has ended.full review soon
  • Lindsay
    Not totally sold on the new artist, but it feels like my Queens are coming back. Yay!
  • Mckinlay
    I'm pretty bummed because i absolutely adored this series when it first started, but it's just not working for me anymore. i'm so sad.
  • Pop Bop
    Most Definitely Back on TrackI was very much taken by the first Rat Queens volume. So I was a bit disappointed by the second and third volumes. They had less humor, action, and manic energy and got a bit too angsty and backstory-ish for me. I very much like all of the Rat Queen characters and didn't want to see the series turn into a soap opera. Well guess what? This fourth volume is a total hoot. It starts strong and then just keeps getting bett...
  • Becky
    I was so confused when I first picked this up because the story line starts off not at all where 3 left off but it is still our girls. I enjoyed the new illustrator and there were some great panels, including several moments with the bard that I actually laughed out loud*. The character development is particularly good in this edition. I'm so glad Braga is in because she is my favorite character. She brings a gravitas and an honesty that the team...
  • Jesse Nicholas
    This felt like a new beginning for the Rat Queens! With the same fresh storytelling, we also got a new Queen added to the group, more humor, more sass, and more badass women taking charge!The art style has changed but still suits the story well. The characters are still their crazy selves too. I can't wait to see where the writer and artist take these amazing ladies!
  • Stefan Fergus
    Not as consistently entertaining as past volumes, but two pages made me laugh out loud (first time in a while that a comic’s done that). So, it gets an extra star. Still one of the more interesting, amusing, tongue-in-cheek series published at the moment.
  • Nicole Westen
    I was worried about some very serious and annoying drama here, considering how the last volume ended. So glad that didn't happen. Different art, which took a little adjusting too. Dee is still my spirit animal. More so now than ever.
  • Lilith Knight
    Still pissed about the reboot and waiting for a decent fucking explanation for the story gap, but good overall. 3.5*
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  • Joshua
    This series gets back to what makes it great. I will never not-read a Rat Queens book.
  • Melissa
    Still not as great as the original, but fingers crossed it will get there with time.
  • Michelle M
    The Queens are back! I'm so happy. Back to a style of art that fits and exemplifies the characters and shows all the nuances that were missing last volume. Time to start reading again.
  • Wolsey Bradley
    Yeah. I was confused by Volume 4. I read quite a bit into it, then had to put it down, and search the internet for what was going on. It pretty much glosses over, or ignores the last three volumes. I found somewhere it was mentioned this is a soft reboot. . . The problem was I had fallen in love with the storyline in Volumes 1 through 3. I had built all this momentum, and was so excited for Volume 4. Then it was like I had crashed into a brick no...
  • Josh
    I don't know what happened, but this series, which started out so strong, is now completely hollow. They haven't really attempted to continue to story on from the third volume but instead the authors start over again. I don't know if this is a reboot or just a refresh, but whatever it is it's not working. There's no charm here any more and I didn't laugh once. And they seem to have changed artists again, so the art is the worst it's ever been. Su...
  • Jess
    I loved this one. I feel like between vol 3 and 4 there's some issues missing. I have no idea how they got Hannah's dad Gerard back or why Tizzie is still at Mage U. I really like the new art style though. I think it's really fitting. I LOVE that Braga is a new Queen. I love her character. I think she fits in perfectly. I really enjoyed this one with Barrie and his copy cats (they are called the Cat Kings) and the classic D&D style dungeon storyl...
  • Dorothy Weigand
    It's not what I thought it was going to be. My memory of #3 is a little poor, but I had thought they would have picked up right where #3 left off...not where they did. Barrie pissed me off. He found the fine line between good natured sibling rivalry and full on assault and tore his way across it. To the point where Betty, the good natured (usually stoned) Smidgen, had had enough and punched him in the balls. I couldn't feel bad for him if I had t...
  • Jen
    It took about 1/2 of the way though before this actually became the funny, original Rat Queens I fell in love with. Same issues as my review for book three, though - they still have a thousand things not cleared up from the last volume (including the squid god and the cult problem). Also - get some more women in on this, writing and/or artwork. It is a very feminist series and I wish it would actually get more female involvement.Update: after fli...
  • Travis Duke
    (3.5?) I am really pulling for this series but vol.4 is just OK. The first 1/2 of vol.4 is pretty slow and it is just the rat queens sort of bumbling along with no direction in story. The 1/2 half is better with a cool adventure into a forgotten temple and a couple of trials for loot, very D&D (which i love). The only character who has any personal story in this volume is Vi with her brother Berrie and it is also just OK, it is really nothing exc...