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Kara Szamborski recommends Rat Queens #6 by kurtiswiebe & johnnyrocwell

In just six issues, Rat Queens has become everything I never knew I needed from a story. With the first story arc wrapped, it’s time to assess the damage—their world is wider than we thought, and Dee is actually [spoiler removed so you’re not spoiled, duh]. But there’s no time for the Queens to indulge in their morning after hangover; there are mushroom people to defeat!

If there is a group of characters who embody the hashtag mantra “sorry not sorry,” it’s the Queens. They fight, they party, and they curse a mean streak, but they love each other and their friendship feels real and interesting. Often compared to Skullkickers for its RPG roots, I’ve found the Rat Queens to be more reminiscent of gailsimone's current run on Red Sonja for their unapologetic, barbarian behavior, and of Lumberjanes for the engaging action and snappy dialogue.

The Rat Queens are that one night stand you still think about, that bar crawl you’ll never forget (or remember), that punch you wish you’d thrown, that time you threw up in your purse after running from the cops. You know these girls; they’re like your friends after someone’s given them swords and a free rein. Betty just wants to see you smile, you wish Dee would enjoy the dang party already, we’re all running from something like Violet, we’re all angry at something like Hannah. You’d hate them if they ran your town, but you’d never, ever be bored. What are you waiting for? Step up and join the Queens.

[Read Rat Queens #6 here]

For fans of: comedyteam booksfemale leads, diverse characters

Kara Szamborski supervises the International Production team at comiXology. She unironically loves the song “Sugar, Sugar” by The Archies.

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In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

Today’s the last day of this sale! Don’t want any of y’all to miss out!

In honor of #February Femfest comiXology is bringing you a sale on some of the Leading Ladies that make Image Comics one of the best publishers in town!

99¢ First Issues

Pretty Deadly #1 1.99 0.99

Velvet #1 1.99 0.99

Rat Queens #1 1.99 0.99

Rocket Girl #1 1.99 0.99

A Voice In the Dark #1 1.99 0.99

More Leading Ladies

Alpha Girl #1-5 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill #1-10 1.99 0.99

Epic Kill Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory #23  FREE

Glory #24-34 1.99 0.99

Glory Vol. 1 7.99 4.99

Glory Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

I Love Trouble 16.99 5.99

I Love Trouble #1-6 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics #1-12 1.99 0.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 1 9.99 4.99

It Girl & the Atomics Vol. 2 14.99 5.99

The One Trick Rip-Off 9.99 5.99

Guest Star KARA’s Picks of the Week for 10/23/13!

  • Sex Criminals #2The first issue was totally racy in the best possible way: a maturely handled, well written, immensely relatable story of female sexual awakening. Also, our heroine and her cohort rob banks because when they [redacted], time stops around them. Seriously, how are you not reading this?
  • Rat Queens #2They drink, they cuss, they fight—they’re the Rat Queens, and they’re AWESOME. They’re not “strong female characters,” they’re here to party, and tough cookies if you get in their way.
  • Pretty Deadly #1Come for Kelly Sue but stay for Emma. Her art is almost unfairly amazing. I’m so mesmerized I might not even read the words (at least at first). You’ve read the hype, now read the book.
  • Green Team: Teen Trillionaires #5Yeah, if you had that much money, you’d buy a super suit, too. This glorious trainwreck is DC Comics’ answer to Rich Kids Of Instagram and their ilk. It’s ridiculous and over the top, and that’s why I love it.

Kara supervises the international production team at comiXology and has a small army of Transformers on her desk.

Shane’s Picks of the Week (9/25/13)

  • PICK OF THE WEEK: Saga #14 - Because duh.
  • East of West #6 - I only just started reading this when the trade came out the other week, and I really really dug it. It’s got western stuff, its got sci-fi stuff, its got apocalyptical stuff. So it’s got pretty much everything good. 
  • Rat Queens #1 - If you know me you’ve probably heard me talk about this book a bunch. I’ve been really excited for this for a while and not just because I enjoy girls who enjoy magic and adventure and drinking… but mostly because of that. 
  • Sex Criminals #1 - I actually already read this and I fell completely in love with it. If I made a wishlist of two things I would want in every comic ever it would be Vladimir Nabokov references and crudely drawn doodles of people having sex in various positions. It’s like Fraction read my dream journal or something…
  • Deadpool vol. 4 #17 - This new arc, The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly, is so freaking good. Seriously, go back two issues to #15 and pick it up because it’s incredible. Shalvey’s art is just spot on. Best Deadpool I’ve read in a long time. 

Shane is the marketing assistant  at comiXology and can’t wait to try out the Fleshy Lightswtich.