#16 may not be the most exciting or dramatic Rat Queens outings, but it hardly disappoints. While this outing isn’t particularly plot-driven, the dialogue and illustration are sharp and it is always a wild trip with these women. The absence of Hannah, however, is certainly felt.
With its emphasis on dialogue and background explanation, Rat Queens #14 may feel slow compared to the frantic pace of previous, action heavy outings, even if laying the ground work is important for story development; but as always, the characters are so amiable and rich that even a slower issue fails to make Rat Queens any less enjoyable read.
With the Vietnam War a few years gone, Dillon finds difficulty adjusting to civilian life. His hope dwindles while living with an abusive father and working a night shift at a local office, but the creeping dread rises when the dark begins to speak in the voice of friend long dead.
Between its emotional weight and exploration of love and outsider mentality, great art work and what is simply the best dialogue in comics today, Rat Queens is as close to perfect as comic books get.
For all its glorious violence, laugh out loud humour and elements of classic fantasy, Rat Queens has a lot of heart and emotional weight, which makes it stand out from other fantasy titles and explains why it’s pretty much the best series out at the moment.
If this is any indication of what to expect from the new series, it looks like we won’t be disappointed. A brilliant, progressive comic with sublime art work and a touching story.
“BRAGA: THE ONCE PRINCE, NOW BASTARD” Before joining the Peaches, Braga was destined to become the greatest leader of her people. But a life changing decision proved too controversial for even her most devout followers. A former life paved on the bodies of her enemies left behind…what choice was worth losing everything? Featuring guest artist TESS FOWLER! Special incentive cover by regular artist ROC UPCHURCH!