Graphic Novel & Manga

Graphic Novel Review: Rat Queens, Volume One

Rat Queens, Volume One: Sass and Sorcery by Kurtis J. Wiebe, art by Roc Upchurch
Graphic Novel ∴ Fantasy ∴ LGBTQIA+>wlw ∴ Humor
Published March 26th 2014 by Image Comics
Paperback ∴ 129 pages

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They’re a pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire and they’re in the business of killing all the god’s creatures for profit. Meet Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.

This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent, monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!

This was one heck of a way to start a series! It’s like the craziest Dungeons & Dragon session you could imagine with a really chill dungeon master who lets you do pretty much whatever you want. You’ve got 4 kick ass, mostly drunk, kinda gay (and one actual gay) women mercenaries trying to “protect” their town, though they seem to do more damage than good.

I love everything about this and can’t wait to read Volume 2, just as soon as I find it. If you’re looking for a rough-housing, drunken band of ladies with foul mouths and high sexual expectations, then you’re in the right spot!

∴4 stars∴*

*because I like to leave room for improvement

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