Reading Level: Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Graphic Novel
Length: 160 pages
Publisher: Image Comics
Release Date: April 19, 2016
Stand Alone or Series: 3rd volume in the Rat Queens TP series
Rating: 5/5 stars
“Having survived the end of the world, the Queens follow Hannah back to where it all began: Mage University. A long perilous journey awaits the Rat Queens as they attempt to find out what happened to Hannah’s father while battling their own demons.”
I loved this third installment in the Rat Queens series. These are such hilarious and yet strangely heartfelt graphic novels. There’s a ton of action and a ton of humor and the illustration is well done as well.
In this book we mainly follow Hannah as she and the other Queens try to figure out what happened to her father. We also get a lot of backstory on Betty and the situation she fled when she joined the Queens.
Betty and Violet have an especially interesting run in with a dragon that I really enjoyed as well.
Things are left in tumult at the end of the book; will the Rat Queens survive the revalations about Hannah’s past?
I did miss the artwork that was in TP 1 and 2. This artwork is still beautifully colored, but not as edgy and fitting to the tone of the story as the artwork in the first two TPs.
Overall another wonderfully entertaining volume in the Rat Queens graphic novel series. These are very adult books (swearing, violence, sex, and drugs aplenty here). I would highly recommend to adult graphic novel readers who love fantasy graphic novels.