Rat Queens #12
Publisher: Image Comics
Released: October 22nd 2018
I know this isn’t the first issue where we’ve had the whole team back together, but man does it feel good! I was so happy to flip the pages and see them – even if it did remind me of the cliffhanger we were left off on last time.
Okay, so I know the whole team isn’t actually back together. Most of them are all off on a quest, with the help of Orc Dave, Maddie, and Sadie. Meanwhile Dee is off on her own adventure…if you want to call if that.
You may remember Maddie from one of the pubs the Queens always hang out in. She’s the one that got disappeared during the blue man plot? Anyway, she somehow quietly joined the Rat Queens (not entirely sure that they agreed to it, but whatever) and well, she may or may not be their bard now.
I’m actually really hoping that this plot will end up explaining a few things about Braga. If you’ve read her single issue backstory, then you probably have the same questions I do. Still, it really is nice to see them all (minus one, I know) back in action. I hadn’t realized how much I missed it until now.
Dee’s plot is basically the polar opposite of the rest of the Queens. While they’re in mortal peril, she’s not dealing with any physical threats. Or mortals, for that matter. I don’t think she fully understands how she got here, though I have a theory or two. I think we’ll be finding out next issue how it all fits together.