Collects Rat Queens issues 6-10.

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe
Artist: Roc Upchurch, Stephan Sejic

This first collection is just as much fun as the first one. However, I recommend reading the first collection first because the characters and the situation they’re in aren’t introduced at all and the storyline continues from the first.

The story starts the next morning from where the previous collection ended. The Rat Queens are in a situation which seems somewhat unusual for them: they were part of the group that saved the city of Palisade. But the mayor isn’t willing to trust the women completed: he sends them out of the city and searching for a caravan which has been presumably attacked. Meanwhile, Sawyer the captain of the city guard and Hannah’s on-again off-gain boyfriend, is looking for a missing elf woman and finds out a lot more.

This time we get to know a bit more about our heroines. We get a glimpse of Violet’s past among the other dwarfs, Hannah’s parents and her earlier friendship with a fellow wizard Lizzie, and Dee’s past comes calling. None of them have easy pasts but that’s no surprise.

I enjoyed this one, too. There’s even more sex, humor, swearing, and desperate battles than in the first volume! The last two issues have a different artist so they look quite a bit different, but I didn’t mind it. The collection does end in a cliffhanger, though.