A Review: RAT QUEENS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of RAT QUEENS #1 from Image Comics. Kurtis J. Wiebe writes and Roc Upchurch draws.

The lovely city of Palisade has its problems, as all cities do. Its most annoying, though, is too many adventurers. They party hard, loud and rough, especially the Rat Queens, and the city has to do something about it. So they send all of them off to deal with some of the smaller problems (quests, if you will). But it appears that there may be more to these quests than anyone knew.

RPG fantasy with a harsh sense of humor; I’m not sure that’s an official genre, but it should be. And these girls are a riot. Their repartee is sharp, their teamwork is solid; put simply, they’re a great team. And the book gets to the action quickly without leaving story behind. Honestly, in terms of visual storytelling, this is one of the better books I’ve read this year. The art is expressive and deep, and this issue has enough story in it for two full issues.

Beautiful art, exciting and fun story, and a team of heroes you have to meet to believe. This is a very enjoyable first issue and I’m really looking forward to seeing more.

RAT QUEENS #1 is available now at your LCS and online at imagecomics.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )