A new series that is running along with this is Rat Queens, from writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Roc Upchurch. Rat Queens features a group of five women who like to drink, get in trouble, and make money, all of which frequently seem to involve quests. The first collection, Sass and Sorcery, introduces the readers to all of the cast, from a magic-using Cthulhu worshiper to a dwarf warrior, and gets the adventure of with a bang as the Rat Queens struggle to find who is trying to kill them. Full of humor and adventure, Rat Queens will appeal to general fantasy readers, as well as fans of team-oriented books with plenty of witty banter.
Rat Queens should prove to be a popular new fantasy series, and is exactly what the genre needs: a funny, well-told action epic that isn’t afraid to be all about women.