It’s officially the end of July. It seems as if the month goes by faster each and every time. I always look forward to the end (and beginning of the month) because we get to talk about comics even more!  For July, we read Rat Queens Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery and I think it’s safe to say, everyone loved it, according to the forums. (Also, what do you think of our new Iggle’s Comic Book Alliance header?! It was done by the brilliant Stewie!)

I don’t think those of us who hadn’t read it knew what we were getting ourselves into. But that’s the fun of the Iggles’ Comic Book Alliance; you never know if you’ll like or dislike what you’re about to read. It’s terrifying and also a lot of fun! For those new to the world of comic books, Rat Queens is just that. It’s terrifying and fun and quite brilliant! It’s such a nice mix to be shocked by a comic and then to fall head over heels for it, which is exactly what volume 1 of Rat Queens does.

Rat Queens is such a unique story that reads like an RPG. It features an amazing and diverse cast with our leads being Betty the “Hippy Smidgen Thief”, Dee the “Athiest Human Cleric”, Hannah the “Rockabilly Elven Mage”, and Violet the “Hipster Dwarven Fighter”, who all have a different power, or not, that makes them unique and special. They all have completely different personalities but together make for one kick-butt team. Vol. 1: Sass and Sorcery contains the first five single issues of the comic, rolled into one and it reads quite well. Individually, the stories stand on their own, but put together, they make quite the trade. I’ll definitely be picking up trade #2 ASAP.


What did you think of Vol. 1 of Rat Queens?! Below are some questions I’d love for us to discuss in the comments below and make sure to keep an eye out for the August trade announcement for some new Iggles’ Comic Book Alliance details! I’m super excited about the new changes!

Which character do you most relate too?

Which single issue did you find most interesting?

Were you taken back by the language and violence?