Rat Queens by Kurtis J. Wiebe

Rat Queens #1 - Kurtis J. Wiebe, Roc Upchurch

Since reading Maus I've found an appreciation for graphic novels and asked Tigus if he could recommend me some funny ones. As always he was more than happy to help and recommended several titles, this one included.


Who are the Rat Queens? A pack of booze-guzzling, death-dealing battle maidens-for-hire, and they’re in the business of killing all gods’ creatures for profit.

It’s also a darkly comedic fantasy series starring Hannah the Rockabilly Elven Mage, Violet the Hipster Dwarven Fighter, Dee the Atheist Human Cleric and Betty the Hippy Hobbit Thief. This modern spin on an old school genre is a violent monster-killing epic that is like Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack!


This was the second comic I tried and was by far my favourite. The interaction between the characters was fantastic, as was the narrative and the artwork. I can't wait to read more. Thanks again Tigus.