Rat Queens #6: New Arc, Same Bad Attitude
Saved the town from a horde of baddies? Better have a drug and booze fueled party. It’s just what a Rat Queen does.
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The morning after a party can be brutal, especially after a Rat Queen party. Waking from their night of debauchery, the girls find themselves summoned before the mayor of Palisade. Not a good sign or very helpful for a hang over. Fearful they will be kicked out of their little town they love to terrorize, they come defenses ready and excuses primed. Pleasantly surprised they are not only not being evicted, they are rewarded and given another job as well! So goes the life of a Rat Queen. On the way home they come across a man from one of the queen’s past. What business does he have with Dee, the quiet priestess? And will the rest of the Rat Queens have to beat him to a pulp after it? Probably.
Rat Queens continues to rock my world. I just can’t get enough of these jerks, each issue just makes me love them more. These character are beautifully imperfect. Full of negative traits and terrible manners, they are the best anti-heroines. Hannah, the Necromancer, is by far my favorite. Full of piss and anger, she never seems to be able to say anything not cynical or sarcastic. Betty, the tiny rouge, is more interested in drugs and alcohol than anything, well and money. How else can you buy said drugs and booze? Dee, the quiet one, and Violet, the fiery redheaded warrior, seem to be the most responsible and respectable ones of the group at times. But ,will punch you in the face just as often as the other two.
This newest arc is already full of bickering ,violence, and mostly general chaos. A good time to jump into the series! Also sneaking in a glimpse or two of the some more personal side stories of the female hell raisers for hopefully, future exploration. I’d love to know a little bit more about my favorite rude gals, how did they come to be the Rat Queens? What events in their lives lead them here? At the end of the first arc we got just a taste of Violet’s background and family. I look forward to seeing if we dive into that a little bit more in future issues. This comic has the best mix of exciting fantasy story line and hilarious, terribly offensive “heroines.” With some of the funniest characters I’ve ever come across, I’m looking forward to where the writing takes them and their relationships. The relationships they can keep anyway.