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Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery- No Spoiler Review

I’ve been hearing such good things about this series and now that I’ve read it I can happily say that I was NOT disappointed! In fact, I loved it!


The titular “Rat Queens” are a group of potty-mouthed, goblin-slaying, bar-brawling friends and “adventurers for hire”. Each of the characters brings something special to the story. I honestly can’t even pick a favorite.

There’s Hannah, the rockabilly elven mage:

“I’ve conjured a little Fuck You.” – Hannah

And Dee, the human cleric who also just so happens to be an atheist.

“My parents worship a giant flying squid. Holidays get weird.” – Dee

And then there’s Betty, the “smidgen” thief.

“Tequila, vodka, and two magic mushrooms: They call it ‘The Betty’.” – Betty

And last, but not least, Violet, the hipster dwarven warrior who shaved her beard “before it was cool”.

“I know my sword is designer. I use it ironically.” – Violet

And on top of that, there are plenty of other great characters to enjoy throughout the pages of volume 1. It’s stuffed to the brim with delightfully inappropriate humor, fun fantasy tropes and, of course, wonderful artwork of the highest caliber.

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Though proceed with caution if you’re easily put off by swear words, bloody battle sequences of ass kickery, drug and alcohol references, and talk of smut. If these things bother you, than this series is bound to offend your delicate sensibilities. 😉


But if you’re like me, and you revel in these things, then carry on bold reader! For there is ale to be guzzled, dungeon monsters to be fought, and merriment of the crassest sort to be had! Huzzah! 5/5 flaming orc skulls!



18 thoughts on “Rat Queens, Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery- No Spoiler Review

  1. Yesss! So glad to see five stars on this one! I just red my first graphic novel, Monstress, and LOVED IT! I had Rat Queens on my list for next graphic novel to read because it sounded awesome! Now I’ve read your review and wanna read it even more! Profanity and smut? Yes, please! 😂

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    1. Oh, awesome! 😀 I’m really excited to read Monstress. It’s sitting on my bedside table just waiting for me to have the proper time to sit and enjoy it. I Can’t wait! 🙂
      I think you’ll really enjoy Rat Queens. It was so good!
      Also, welcome to the exciting world of graphic novels! 😀 I’m glad you got off to such a strong start with Monstress. Another excellent series you would probably enjoy is one called Saga. It’s fantastic! Every person I know who has read it is absolutely hooked from the beginning. (It also has plenty of profanity and smut!) 😛

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      1. Let me know how you like Monstress when you get around to reading it!! And yes, Saga is on my TBR! I’ve heard plenty of great things about that series. Which do you think I should read first… Rat Queens or Saga??

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      2. I definitely will! 🙂
        Ooh, tough call. They’re both really good. I started with Saga first, but either or would be fine in my opinion. 🙂 Rat Queen is more fantasy, and Saga is more sci fi space opera.

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