Rat Queen, Volume 6
by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Owen Gieni
While Dee finds out what’s going on with the gods, the rest of the Queens help Dave and their former pal Sadie reclaim their lands from fleshers.
This volume felt like a side quest after all the chaotic plotlines that were happening before. Some new things were introduced, new characters joined the cast, and some things were finally concluded. While we didn’t get all the answers, I’m glad to see the other plotlines were still present and not abandoned in the past. It feels like everything that was left open-ended is starting to fall into place, and a lot of the humor and offbeat adventuring that made me love the Rat Queens to begin with is back. I enjoyed this volume, and I still like the art style.
The next volume comes out next month, and, even though I’m still enjoying this series, I’m on the fence about whether or not I want to pick it up after its release. Rat Queens has been handed over to a new creative team. I know that couldn’t have been an easy decision, but after all the creative changes that have already happened, and how they seem to have affected the story, I’m hesitant to see what an entirely new team does with the Queens and the existing plots. It could mean a fresh start that never ties up the loose ends, or it could be a true continuation to the story as Wiebe and Gieni left it at the end of this volume. Only one way to find out.