Well, we’ve seen a few teasers for it, but today the official announcement came: Kurtis Wiebe is launching his next ongoing with Image/Shadowline, “Rat Queens,” featuring art by Roc Upchurch. As described in an Image press release, the book “follows the exploits of four monster-hunting women whose love of partying is outweighed only by their love of exacting sweet, brutal revenge on their enemies. Wiebe describes it as “Tank Girl meets Bridesmaids by way of a Lord of the Rings fantasy world on crack.””
And, wouldn’t you know it? We’ve got a five-page preview to share with you today for it.
“Rat Queens,” when first described to us, had a different title and was going to be self-published through Kickstarter. However, since Wiebe is one of the big rising stars, it’s no real surprise that Image/Shadowline was quick to snatch it up for release through their publishing house.
Here’s the press release from Image Comics.
Image Comics Press Release
C2E2 is underway in Chicago, and on Saturday, April 27, attendees of the PETER PANZERFAUST panel (at 3:15 pm in room W470b) will be the exclusive audience of a three-minute teaser for the PETER PANZERFAUST animated comic. The teaser for the motion comic, which is produced by Adjacent Productions and Quality Transmedia, will not be shown elsewhere. But that’s not the only exclusive that panel attendees will be privy to — they’ll also be the first to get a look at PETER PANZERFAUST writer Kurtis J. Wiebe’s new series RAT QUEENS.
RAT QUEENS, drawn by Roc Upchurch and to be published by Jim Valentino’s Image Comics imprint, Shadowline, follows the exploits of four monster-hunting women whose love of partying is outweighed only by their love of exacting sweet, brutal revenge on their enemies. Wiebe describes it as “Tank Girl meets Bridesmaids by way of a Lord of the Rings fantasy world on crack.”
RAT QUEENS will be Wiebe’s first comic book series to debut after the release of the PETER PANZERFAUST motion comic on May 15. Featuring the voice talents of Elijah Wood (Peter), Summer Glau (Wendy), Ron Perlman (Kapitan Haken), and Dante Basco (Alain), the motion comic fully animates the Image Comics/Shadowline comic book by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins. An official trailer will be released on May 14.