Sometimes I hate that I have this compulsion to collect reading material. We all know that most of us have wonky wiring that leads us to purchase books with shiny covers or request ARCs of unknowns EVEN THOUGH we have more than enough books to read for the rest of our entire fucking lives, right?
Usually I don’t think of this as a problem. It’s not a problem, it just means I have OPTIONS. Who doesn’t like options, right? Right.
Except sometimes not. Because when I have too many options, it’s really easy to forget about that thing I desperately wanted to read because it got pushed out of the way by the eleventy billion other things that I desperately wanted to read.
Today I wanted to punch myself in the box because I let the first trade of Rat Queens* sit there for OVER A MONTH without reading it.
…and then I wanted to punch all of my comicbros in the junk for not fucking mentioning to me BACK IN SEPTEMBER that “Hey, sj? There’s this kickass new comic that you will love so hard you’ll swear that Kurtis Wiebe and Roc Upchurch have direct access to the pleasure centers of your brain.” WHERE THE HELL WERE YOU GUYS?!
I am mostly kidding, because as much as I want to be mad that I could have been reading this more than six months ago, I’m so happy that I read it today that I just can’t even.
I just picked it up so I could look for images for you guys and got sucked into reading the first issue again and now I want to finish writing this so I can go read the next four. THAT is how good it is.
Rat Queens is crass, vulgar, gory, and just fucking beautiful to look at.
My biggest problem is that I don’t know whether I love Hannah more than Dee.
I don’t know, I just can’t decide. They’re all my new favourites. All of them.
You need to drop everything you’re doing right now (unless, y’know, you’re holding children or a beverage or something) and go pick this up. RIGHT MEOW.
Sen, Kate, Heather L, Bronwyn, Nubia, Bellum. You ladies need this comic in your lives immediately.
I mean…the rest of you do, too. But them especially.
*ARC provided by Image, and I’m sad I didn’t get around to praise singing before the release date.