Since reading Maus I've found an appreciation for graphic novels and asked Tigus if he could recommend me some funny ones. As always he was more than happy to help and recommended several titles, this one included.
Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all gods’ creatures for profit.
It’s also a darkly comedic fantasy series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Hobbit 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 the second comic I tried and was by far my favourite. The interaction between the characters was fantastic, as was the narrative and the artwork. I can't wait to read more. Thanks again Tigus.
3 stars borrow it.
This volume was a disappointment to me. All the drama with Hannah's dad I didn't like. I finished the violence and cussing and funny lines. Then. Found out that Rat Queens is now only a web comic. Sigh. Hopefully they'll still publish volumes of it. Bummer.
Issue 11 starts with Hannah's dad and the girls being locked up by goblins. Betty's attitude is funny. The girls head off to the University to help Hannah's father and the issue ends with Betty in trouble. Issue 12 the girls find trouble in a dank cave. A more serious issue. chapter 13 is disjointed and all over the place. The girls are at Mage University and each are doing there own thing. Chapter 14. Betty and violet meet Daniel the dragon and it's very funny. There's some really boring stuff with Hannah and her mother. Dee finds out stuff about Hannah's past and is rather upset.
“Getting stabby with some Gobbos”
5 Stars, Buy it
Overall, extremely good. This was all a reread for me to get back into the story line. Art fantastic, story fantastic. Great comic series you really need to read. But you must like cussing, nudity and violence.
Chapter or issue 6 definitely has some plot twists. No really funny lines in this issue but the writing is still wonderful. We learn more about Dee. Issue 7: We find more out about Dee who up to this point has been pretty mysterious. As of this point Sawyer is still alive but getting torchured. There is nudity and cursing as per usual. Issue 8: In which we finally get to see Violet’s beard. Most of this issue is a flashback, but we learn more about Violet. Issue 9:Hannas has a flashback to her mother like Violet’s flashback included her mother. Part of this issue was confusing, though it was on purpose. Everyone rallies to rescue Sawyer. Issue 10: This issue starts with a flashback to Hannah’s university days when she meets Tizzie who is part of another mercenary band. More fighting to rescue Sawyer and more flashbacks. Of course everything ends happily but then at the very end there is a bit of cliffhanger.
Quotes: “Reverse what Dicksniff?”
“I look like decade old dickbread”
“Penis not helping”