Rat Queens Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygroth by Kurtis J. Wiebe with art by Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic
Genre: Fantasy, Comics
Format: Collected Trade Paperback
Series: #2 in the Rat Queens Series
Publisher: Image Comics
Publication Date: 2015
This volume 2 is a compilation of issues 6-10 of the comic series.
From the publisher:
This booze-soaked second volume of RAT QUEENS reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.
First of all this is a comics series definitely for adults. Set in a medieval style fantasy world the Rat Queens are a group of mercenaries. Hannah is an elvish sorceress. Violet is a dwarf warrior. Dee is an atheist daughter of a family of necromancers who follow the squidlike god N’rygoth. Betty is a Smidgen thief. They are all a whole lot of fun. They’ll pretty much take on anything human or monster for the right price.
This volume picks up the day after the end of volume one so don’t expect a recap or explanation of who is who. You’ll need to read the first volume for that. Go. Read it. It’s fun.
The story in this volume includes some history of the various main characters as well as plenty of action. It’s sexy and fun but it’s also got plenty of action packed bloody battle scenes. There is a lot of humor both dialog and visual.
The series had a change of main artists halfway through this story arc which is noticeable but not a decline at all. Stjepan Sejic does a great job of picking up the baton and continuing. He has remained true to the characters as they were initially presented but at the same time is clearly on his way to stamping this series with his own vision.
This is another series that I will likely continue but digitally via individual issues rather than waiting for collected editions.
It’s a lot of fun – give it a try.