#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.
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.
Uhm, are you reading Rat Queens yet? Because if you’re not then you’re missing out on your life. This book has everything. It’s a whole comic about women doing awesome… Read more »