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Relishing the Rat Queens

With most books – or movies or TV series for that matter – there’s normally an acclimatising period for the pop culture consumer. It takes a little while to come to grips with the universe presented on the page or screen; to feel comfortable immersing yourself in that world.

Then there are those books that feel like slipping into a hot tub the second you open them. No adjustment – no exposition – is necessary. Everything just feels right. The perfect fit, like that pair of jeans you’ve worn threadbare.

Rat Queens is one of those books.

Making its debut under the Image banner in 2013, this fantasy action comic has been marketed as “Buffy meets Tank Girl in a Lord of the Rings world on crack.” That’s a pretty accurate description. Alternatively, you could consider it a game of Dungeons &Dragons, as played by the cast of Bridesmaids.

Written by rising star Kurtis J Wiebe and initially drawn by Roc Upchurch (up to Issue 8), the series centres on a company of young female adventurers …