The Eisner-nominated Rat Queens, originally created by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch, has had its ups and downs, to say the least. The series limped through artist changes after Upchurch was arrested for domestic assault. Stjepan Sejic and Tess Fowler both briefly took over. The end of Rat Queens, a female-centric action-adventure story, was marred with creator controversy and betrayal.
Announced today, Rat Queens will return in March with all new #1, written by Wiebe and drawn by Manifest Destiny's Owen Gieni, who praised the collaboration.
It's the ultimate collaboration, breaking story with Kurtis, laughing the whole time as we create new adventures really comes through in the final product.
We wish the new team the best of luck.