Roc Upchurch


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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 […]

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, […]

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

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

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 of her […]


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

Over the weekend, artist Tess Fowler started a two-for-one sale on her Rat Queens original artwork and answered questions about her decision to leave the books. 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 […]

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

Recently it was announced by co-creator Kurtis Weibe that Rat Queens was being put on hiatus as a series. 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 […]

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. The site was taken down after we ran […]

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?

It hasn’t been published online by Image Comics. 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 […]

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 […]

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?

Stjepan Šejić is the creator of Image Comics title Death Vigil, creator of the Sunstone graphic novel recently published to record sales by Image/Top Cow, and recently saw his work highlighted in the Harley Quinn scratch’n’sniff special. He has been tipped as a major comic book star in the making. He recently posted a Death […]


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 […]


Rat Queens #8 Takes Us Out Of The Action

By Christine Marie Vinciquarra I feel like I’ve been waiting a century to read a new issue of Rat Queens. Realistically, it’s only been around two and a half months since their last release. When I found out that #8 was coming out on Wednesday, I pretty much skipped into the comic book store. I […]

Darkness Is Brewing In Rat Queens #7

By Christine Marie Vinciquarra It’s a rainy day in Palisade in Issue #7 of Rat Queens. The building blocks have been laid down, and now it’s time for some climactic action. Kurtis J. Wiebe takes us to a dark and serious place this month, as opposed to the more playful issue last month. Roc Upchurch […]

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

By Christine Marie Vinciquarra Mushroom people? Who doesn’t love a comic with mushroom people in it? I know I do, but I’ll get to that later. After finishing the main story arc in Volume One, I couldn’t wait to see where Kurtis J. Wiebe was going to take the plot. I hoped that it would […]

The Rat Queens Volume One: A Perfect Combination Of Sass And Sorcery

By Christine Marie Vinciquarra Right off the bat I knew that Rat Queens Volume One: Sass and Sorcery, was going to be a fun read. When I turned to the first page I felt like I had just tuned in to watch a new reality TV show. “Meet the Queens,” was displayed in large letters […]