“Rat Queens” #1 – Death-Dealing Maidens for Hire! (Review)

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ratqueens01_coverAThis latest offering from Image/Shadowline combines hard hitting action, dark comedy, and amazing characters for a new title that has already sold out Issue #1 on it’s first day.  Just who are the Rat Queens?

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The Rat Queens are an amazing group of for-hire characters who can fight with the best of ‘em…and who love the chance to do just that!  Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief make up this amazing crew, who are sent out on their latest quest in an attempt to get out of some trouble…that they created earlier.  Problem is, there is a nasty surprise ahead – so just what are they going to do?

Kurtis J. Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust) has turned this genre on its ear with an excellent script, with spot-on art from Roc Upchurch.  This is a wild, strange, and highly entertaining story, almost mind-bending at times and fun to read throughout.  There is a good reason this title sold out on the first printing so quickly…so jump in and join the fun!

Ed is a long-time comics collector, going back to the days when comics were only 12 cents. He reviews DC titles and a variety of Indie publishers here at TMStash.

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