Co-creator of the comic book Rat Queens, Kurtis Wiebe, has announced that he is putting the Image Comics title on hold.
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 that remained outrageous and challenging, alongside the likes of Saga and Sex Criminals.
The news came as quite a surprise to his peers…
@kurtisjwiebe Very sorry to hear it, bud. I hope you’re able to reorganize and bring it back stronger than ever.
— Jim Zub (@JimZub) April 17, 2016
— Mags Visaggio ☿ (@MagsVisaggs) April 17, 2016
Rat Queens #16 was published a couple of weeks ago but Rat Queens #17 was intended to be published in June.
(W) Kurtis J. Wiebe (A/CA) Tess Fowler, Tamra Bonvillain
“WHEN BEARDS COLLIDE,” Part Two
It’s back to basics for the Rat Queens. With two new additions to the team, killing monsters for profit proves to be a lot harder than it used to!
His other Image title Peter Panzerfaust also remains on hiatus, But hid new book with Mindy Lee, Bounty, is for Dark Horse Comics and out in June instead.