Wednesday, 22 October 2014

So I Read Rat Queens: Sass And Sorcery

A 250 word (or less) review of Rat Queens Volume One
By Kurtis J Weibe and Roc Upchurch; Image Comics Shadowline

Palisade is an idyllic fantasy town filled with gorgeous houses, bustling commerce, and ruckus taverns where the races of the world can meet in peace and goodwill. Except for those damn riotous adventurers. The worst and best of which are The Rat Queens: Hannah the tattooed and vulgar elven sorceress, Betty the mischievous Smidgen thief, Violet the deeply-unique Dwarven warrior, and Dee the agnostic cleric of the flying squid god N'Rygoth. And so the town of Palisade sends The Rat Queens and the other adventuring bands of the town on a series of quests. Quests designed to take care of the adventurer problem once and for all. Rat Queens is the definition of a fun comic: it's a rollicking swords and sorcery adventure with a modern sensibility and cheeky sense of humour. It's also a pretty involving comic: a core cast of charismatic characters and decent little mystery manage to keep Rat Queens racing along. This is a comic that, for all of its fun, manages a level of complexity that keeps things engaging and from devolving into just a silly romp. Also so much cussing and vulgarity! If you are looking for an exciting, character driven comic that doesn't take itself too seriously, Rat Queens would be an excellent comic to try.

Post by Michael Bround

Word count: 213

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