Since this review was posted, Roc Upchurch was outed as an abuser. As comic books are a collective effort, this review will remain live, but I cannot in good faith recommend purchasing this book or other works by this person.
This is one of those moments where we have to acknowledge the problematic nature of what we’re reading and continuing to choose to love (if love is the choice). By now, it’s well-known that Upchurch beat his wife in October 2014, and it’s hard to say how much you love someone’s work when they aren’t someone you want to keep supporting. I will continue to read Rat Queens, mostly because both Wiebe and Image Comics responded perfectly in an awful situation. Upchurch has been removed from the comic and will be replaced by another artist going forward.
Comic book reviews for Rat Queens #4, Rat Queens #5, and Rat Queens #6 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch
Average rating: 4/5 stars