Friday, December 11, 2015

Rat Queens Deluxe Edition Volume 1 (Rat Queens #1-10) by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Mercenaries, monsters, war, death, fights, love and more abound in this book.  There's even female mercenaries...

Image Comics allowed me to download this book for review (thank you).  It will be published December 15th, so you can grab a copy then.

This is graphic novel has lovely colorful illustrations (even if a lot of it is blood).  The main female characters are:  Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Smidgen Thief.  With a group like that, how can you not have fun?

This is definitely for mature audiences.  Constant death, lesbians and monsters galore roam these halls.  Despite the violence, I found the story line intriguing and I loved the characters.  

The mercenaries are sent out on jobs and, when they get there, they find out they've been set up.  There are several groups of missionaries and most come back almost decimated.  The girls don't like what happened and set out to find out why.  The story gets complex and a bit convoluted but it hangs together and the Rat Queens survive.

I'm glad it came as a collection.  One comic book just doesn't do it.  This way you get more of the story.  And you want more, too.

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