Writer: Ryan Ferrier
Artist: Priscilla Petraites
Colors: Marco Lesko
Letters: Ryan Ferrier
Co-Creator: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Editor: Melanie Hackett
Publisher: Image Comics
You guys. I forgot how much I love Rat Queens. I don’t know how but I did. The adventure begins super lowkey as the ladies are actually chilling for once, listening to Maddie be incredible on the violin but that doesn’t last for long as the fallout from Dee becoming an actual goddess continues, not just for the ladies personally but for the entire realm.
Ryan Ferrier delivers a fast, smart comic, filled with plots, humor and trademark Rat Queens raunchiness. More importantly it’s a great jump on book. If you’ve never read Rat Queens this is a good issue to come in on as you get all the important character dynamics – by showing us, not telling us – while immediately getting thrown into several new arcs that are clear, character driven and clever.
The artwork by Priscilla Petraites is wonderful. Attention is paid to the small things, like the sounds that Maddie’s violin makes (and yes, those notes actually mean something) as well as to the big ones, and in this instance that is literal. Marco Lesko and Ryan Ferrier, doing double duty, bring their best to the colors and lettering and enhance every page of story and artwork.
An intriguing start to a new storyline that looks to be full of intrigue and some much needed life lessons for some of our characters.
Four Transformations out of Five