Rat Queens, Book 1
Synopsis: 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 god’s creatures for profit.
It’s also a darkly comedic sass-and-sorcery series starring 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!
Review: This is a comic that I did not know about but Mogsy said a lot of great things about it. If you do not know her, you will discover some great books on her blog. In any case, I asked her for an advice for a present (a gift that I finally read elsewhere too) and I bought this volume without really knowing more about it.
We discover three young women, three fighters who are increasingly frowned upon by people, causing mayhem in the city. But they are not alone, and these groups will be sent on a mission, something they all must do to have the right to stay in town. Yet here, this is not a mission like any other but rather a trap to get rid of all our heroes. But our heroines are strong and they will do everything to understand what is really going on and find out who wants to end their lives.
I had a pleasant time with this comic and it’s true that I was somewhat curious about the result, especially after such a purpose. The young women are interesting to discover. Besides, they are all very different and I was curious to see how they evolve together during the story.
You’ll understand that it is a first volume that is fun to read, and the illustrations are mastered. It’s as well a different story to discover.
Umm, yes the summary got me at: 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-! This sounds fun, I will check it out some more 🙂
Yes it was reallt fun and different!
It sounds really good, Melliane, and I really enjoy reading comics and graphic novels every now and then, so this is going on my maybe list 🙂
Have a terrific Tuesday and happy reading.
I hope you”ll like it if you try it too
I so wanna read this graphic series
it’s fun,BF loved it
Battle maidens for hire? I have to say, that intrigues me! So glad this was a successful first volume for you Melliane, I can’t wait to see what you think of the rest:)
thanks, it was different so it was interesting as well
I love these books for the illustrations alone, always so amazing! Glad it was a good story too.
yes the illustrations are beautiful
I still haven’t really tried a graphic novel/ comic. I don’t know why as I always love illustrations. This one certainly looks like it has some interesting artwork.
oh you really should try!
From the cover it looks like it’s well illustrated too! Your risk paid off
yes it was well done
I’m not a big comic fan. Well, not the reading aspect, but I do movies. You can never go wrong with Mogsy’s recommendations!
right? She is awesome!
The art looks good.
Glad to see this worked for you! I had a great time with this first volume as well. I ran and got the second volume right away, which I’m going to read soon 🙂
yes thanks again for your help!
I like reading graphic novels and comics from time to time, so thanks for this recommendation!
Thanks for sharing; I hadn’t heard of this one! I do like reading comics/graphic novels.
I know. I love reading about it on your blog.
This sounds good, and I like that you enjoyed learning about each character.