Genres: Graphic Novel, Fantasy
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: May 6th 2015
4 OUT OF 5 STARS
“The power is our own and the credit horribly misplaced.”
Rat Queens Volume Two collects comics six through ten of the series. Dee’s past comes back to haunt her, and an apocalyptic threat comes to Palisade.
Rat Queens remains a strong and satisfying series. The pacing stays quick and the story is never stale. Volume Two brings even more insight into the pasts of several characters and further develops the relationships between them. There’s a light sprinkling of romance and a heavy dose of friendship.
The art remains as captivating as ever with honest portrayals of both male and female bodies. There’s gore, nudity, and of course some cute romantic fluff. Rat Queens is visually stunning with detailed and complex art on every page. Stjepan Sejic takes over for Roc Upchurch about halfway through, but I am a fan of both styles.
Though the offensive party girl theme of the first volume is toned down, the humour is still very much present. Volume Two presents a softer view of the characters, looking deeper in their psyche while keeping up the action of the first.
Rat Queens is definitely a series world and Dungeons and Dragons player or general fantasy enthusiast’s time. I’m excited for Volume Three – but I have some concerns about different illustrators coming on board with styles that I’m not quite fond of.