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Ryan Ferrier, Priscilla Petraites, and Marco Lasko Take Over Rat Queens

Rat Queens: Swamp Romp

Kurtis Wiebe has taken to his site to update on the future of his creator-owned series Rat Queens. He admits he’s pretty burnt out on it and that a new creative team will be taking over in April 2019. The series has had its share of controversies.

Wiebe announced that Ryan Ferrier, who lettered the series since 2017, will be taking over writing duties. Ferrier has shown he has the humor for it and I recommend you checking out D4ve for a taste of that.

Priscilla Petraites will be taking over art duties and is joined by Marco Lesko who is handling colors.

The new team will take over in April 2019 with the one shot Rat Queens: Swamp Romp and then full-time with Rat Queens #16 in June.

Wiebe also announced that he’s forming a new creative company, Beast and Bone Studios, with the current Rat Queens artist Owen Gieni. That means new series’ from the two.

You can read Wiebe’s full post.

It’s an All New Mission in Gears of War: Hivebusters

Gears of War: Hivebusters

Building upon the momentum of 2018’s wildly popular Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM comic book, IDW Publishing and The Coalition are thrilled to announce the upcoming March release of Gears of War: Hivebusters #1, the first pulse-pounding chapter in a five-issue storyline.

Written by returning Rise of RAAM author Kurtis Wiebe and featuring the artwork of Alan QuahHivebusters introduces a fearless new squad, racing headlong into a conflict like none you’ve ever seen! After successfully busting a Swarm hive on the remote island of Pahanu, this suicide squad will face their most dangerous mission yet — going after the Swarm that decimated the home settlement of one of their own!

Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against an army of monstrous, fearsome, and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, camaraderie, and survival.

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM

Kurtis J. Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a)

Before he was a general leading the assault against humanity on the surface, RAAM was an upstart commander tasked with waging an unwinnable war against the Lambent to protect the Locust homeland.

With the enemy pushing inexorably forward, RAAM knows the Horde must turn its attention to more vulnerable prey, and he’ll use every atrocity and deception at his disposal to bring Queen Myrrah around to his way of thinking.

See how it all began in this prequel to the original Gears of War, as the Queen’s deadliest servant steers the course of history to bring about Emergence Day and the attack on humans, setting in motion the events of the game!

TPB • FC • $15.99 • 96 pages • ISBN: 978-1-68405-238-7

Rat Queens Get a Special with Neon Static

Fans will experience a cyberpunk take on the Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Will Kirkby from Image Comics and Shadowline this July in an electrically thrilling one-shot, Rat Queens Special: Neon Static.

Readers will need to strap themselves in for a ride to an alternate and futuristic world, where the Rat Queens take to the neon streets of Palisade as an elite team of shadow operatives. An anonymous fiend creeps through the dark web, stealing identities and blackmailing innocent civilians for cold, hard Goldyen—and only the Queens can stop him!

Rat Queens Special: Neon Static one-shot (Diamond Code MAY180047) hits stores on Wednesday, July 18th. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers is Monday, June 25th.

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #4

Story: Kurtis Wiebe
Art: Max Dunbar
Color: Jose Luis Rio
Letterer: Gilberto Lazcano
Cover A: Ryan Brown
Cover B: Whilce Portacio, Raymund Lee
Cover RI: Whilce Portacio
Editor: Denton J. Tipton
Editorial Assistance: Peter Adrian Behravesh

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #3

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #3

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #2

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #2

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

One of the most iconic villains of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Gears of War Comic Debut Sells Out At Distributor

IDW Publishing and The Coalition have announced that Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1, the debut issue of the highly anticipated comic book based on the smash hit franchise, has sold out at the distributor level just as it’s hitting stores. In order to meet fan demand, the issue will go back to print immediately.

The second printing of the debut issue of Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1 is scheduled for release on 2/21 to be made available concurrently with the on sale date of issue #2.

Scripted by Kurtis Wiebe with art by Max Dunbar, colors by Jose Luis Rio, and letters by Gilberto Lazcano, this essential story in the ongoing saga explores the most iconic villain in the Gears of War universe, General RAAM! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness, and now fans can witness the untold tale of his vicious ascent.

Preview: Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1

Gears of War: The Rise of RAAM #1

Kurtis Wiebe (w) • Max Dunbar (a) • Ryan Brown (c)

The most iconic villain of the Gears of War universe takes the spotlight! Years before he became the bane of humanity on Emergence Day, RAAM rose through the ranks to take leadership of the Locust Horde armies thanks to his intelligence, strength, and ruthlessness. Now, witness that swift and brutal ascent in… The Rise of RAAM!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Gears of War Returns To Comics This January

Following last year’s launch of the critically-acclaimed Gears of War 4, the fan-favorite Gears of War franchise is marking its return to graphic novels in 2018.  Set on the fictional planet of Sera, the Gears of War series charts the story of humanity’s struggle against fearsome and brutal adversaries through a captivating tale of hope, comradery, and survival.

Partnering with The Coalition, IDW Publishing has enlisted the talents of writer Kurtis Wiebe to tell new stories inspired by the world-famous games.

In addition to the news series, IDW Publishing will also re-release the classic Gears of War comics catalog, previously published by WildStorm, allowing fans to revisit and collect the series or discover them for the first time.

Your rendezvous with death kicks off in January 2018 when Gears of War #1 emerges onto the comic book landscape.

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