Advanced Review: “Rat Queens #5”


This issue of Rat Queens shows us the battle finale and the repercussions of said battle. There are some super B.A. moments with Hannah, and Betty gets a few highlights as well. But other than that, this week’s issue of Rat Queens seemed a little drab.

I’m betting that every single issue can’t be a five-out-of-five rating, and I also believe that were this any other series I would have been perfectly satisfied but when you have your favorite in front of you, you hold it to a different standard. I got awesome one-liners from Hannah, a little bit of background on Dee, but I just felt like this was a transition. So that means, I’m expecting a whole lot from the next issue Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch.

On one last note, I think it’s amazing that I like this series so much that even after I’ve read it for the advance review I’m still super stoked to get my hands on an actual issue.

In the real world Tattoogirl is known as Mai Byers and is a store manager at a video game store. She loves all things nerdy but has only recently gotten interested in the American comic book scene. She writes the column Point of Entry and reviews books and comics incessantly. It’s not just a clever name, she has 31 tattoos. Contact her at