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Graphic Fridays: Rat Queens Vol.2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth by Kurtis J.Wiebe, Roc Upchurch & Stjepan Sejic


Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 6th, 2015 by Image Comics

~Goodreads Synopsis~

This booze-soaked second volume of RAT QUEENS reveals a growing menace within the very walls of Palisade. And while Dee may have run from her past, the bloated, blood-feasting sky god N’rygoth never really lets his children stray too far.

~My Thoughts~

While I thought volume 1 was pretty darn good, volume 2 was a hundred percent up my alley. The action scenes had me (gently) throwing my cat off my lap in excitement.


The emotional scenes almost had me crying. The humour made me laugh out loud.


It was really nice to get to know the girls’ background stories a little better. I now understand a little more about how Hannah came to be the foul-mouthed grumpypants she is today. There wasn’t any background story on Betty, but I’m sure we can read a bit more about her in the next volume (which will be coming out this April and is definitely going on my pre-order list!).

The graphics and the overall atmosphere were a little darker than the first one, but me likey! The attention to detail is amazing. I honestly don’t know what else to say about this one apart from it being totally awesome.

A fair warning, though: this series contains a lot of swearing and violence. Sometimes the swearing became even a little bit too much for me, which says a lot, really. There’s a thing called passionate swearing and another thing called redundant swearing, which is when you’re doing it in practically every sentence. It came very close to the latter one in this book. Also, unlike in the first volume, there were some sex scenes which aren’t anywhere close to hentai scenes or anything, yet, there’s still quite a bit of T&A going on in this one. My first reaction was “WHOA!” because I wasn’t expecting boobs being thrown into my face all of a sudden, but other than that, it didn’t bother me at all. I’m giving it 5 brownies and a firm recommendation if you’re into this kind of thing!



Links to the book:

Amazon US
Amazon UK

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Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

15 Comments on Graphic Fridays: Rat Queens Vol.2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth by Kurtis J.Wiebe, Roc Upchurch & Stjepan Sejic

  1. Fantastic! πŸ˜€ That review was my reward for putting together a messy invoice at work. Great stuff… and funny too πŸ™‚

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  2. I’m not too big on reading graphic novel. Actually, the only graphics things I’ve read are mangas but you’re second one who gave an appraising review on Rat Queens. So, I really need to read it, just to see if I’d like it.

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    • I prefer normal books as well, but I like a funny graphic novel for in between :). If you’re willing to spend a few [insert currency] on it, you totally should!


  3. I love the Rat Queens in so many ways! I am very much looking forward to the third installment!

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  4. zainabshykh // 26/02/2016 at 19:21 // Reply

    I have never read a graphic novel 😦

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    • Gasp! Not even a regular comic? No Donald Duck?! πŸ˜€

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      • zainabshykh // 27/02/2016 at 13:43 // Reply

        Donald Duck is a comic? xD
        I resumed my reading back in 2014 so I didn’t really get much time for comics etc. But, I will, someday because I have some of them in my tbr.

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        • Gasps some more It is! I’ve been reading them since I was like, 3 XD. But yeah, I had them in my TBR pile as well for a looong time and never came to reading them, which is why I’m forcing myself to read one this way now every week :D.

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          • zainabshykh // 27/02/2016 at 17:25 // Reply

            Oh! I’ll read them soon. But they are also very expensive. I’ll need to dig in a used bookstore to find a good one.
            Which one is your favourite by the way?

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            • They are quite expensive! I only buy 1 or 2 physical copies a month and that’s still…ugh, I could’ve bought like 20 normal books for that XD. I’ve only started reading them recently again and to be honest, I don’t have a clue :D. All I know is that I like it when it’s funny. I don’t like the serious POW!OOMPF! action ones. And something with shiny colours. And female characters ^^. Or just something Disney-ish.

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            • zainabshykh // 28/02/2016 at 15:35 //

              That’s the thing! The’re very costly. :/
              I’ll buy them when I get enough money xD

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  5. dogsandshit // 24/07/2016 at 05:46 // Reply

    Your review is neat! I loved it, just as much as I loved this graphic novel as well!

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