Sarah Eitelberg

Comic Review: Rat Queens #7

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The Queens continue to delight me with each new issue, even when they make me wait a few agonizing extra weeks for the latest issue. Those disappointing weeks of staring longingly at the shelf in the comic shop where The Rat Queens usually reside have been forgiven after reading Rat Queens #7!

Rat Queens #7 cover via  Image Comics

Rat Queens #7 cover via Image Comics

Rat Queens #7
Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist: Roc Upchurch
Publisher: Image Comics
Release date: July 16, 2014

Dee, the group’s cleric with faith issues, dropped quite a bomb on the group with the arrival of her husband. Of course that’s just the first wave of shit to hit the fan. Hannah comes across a mutilated Palisade citizen wandering the streets and is accused of harming her by a rival mage. Then it turns out Dee’s husband, Kiah, is on a search for a ceremonial death mask that has absorbed generations of magic and knowledge. The very same Haruspex Requiem that has fallen into the hands of a man hell bent on revenge against the captain of the town guard, Sawyer. As for Betty, well she’s still tripping off those mushroom monsters she ate in the last issue.

Lola, Captain Sawyer’s second in command is ambushed by an assassins! Too bad he and his eight cronies won’t live to collect their bounty. This is one of the best fight scenes I’ve seen in a comic in a long time! Lola, a character I was hoping we see more of, wipes the floor with them. Literally, and the wall. Oh yeah and that guy she pinned to a pole with a sword in through his eye. Yes we definitely need to see more of Lola.

While the story line is definitely becoming more serious than it’s previous arc, The Queens still have time for sarcasm and bitterly dry commentary that makes you fall in love with these ass-hats. Of course swear words and insults can only take a story so far–the rest you fill with violence!

[Ed. note: Rat Queens #6 is the perfect place to jump into the Rat Queens saga. Of course Sarah and I would say read from the start, but in #6 and #7 Wiebe and Upchurch kick off a killer new arc.]

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