I'd planned on finally starting a book I'd been looking forward to for a while, Rat Queens and then writing a review and that's exactly what I did. I enjoyed the first volume too. And then I went digging around to get a little more information on the creators and found out about a whole load of personal problems the book has run into. Suffice it to say that it seems like the co-creator and original artist on the series was a wife abusing jerk-off and got booted, but I guess now they're trying to get the old band back together and it's just soured me on the whole thing.
I honestly can forgive a lot when it comes to separating artists from the art--maybe too much--but in a book that is, on the surface, all about female empowerment, even considering bringing back someone who has admitted to using physical violence against his wife in the past (while he was working on the book, no less) kind of baffles me.
So...I deleted my review and I guess my advice is sadly going to have to be, don't bother. The set up is decent, but I'm not in the business of supporting abusers who seemingly (at least according to the abused) have no interest in much except soothing their own conscience while ignoring the responsibilities of their transgressions.
And though I don't get many visitors here, and I'm not usually the PSA type, if there's even a snowball's chance in hell this helps somebody out, I'll post it:
If you or anyone you know needs support with domestic violence, The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 1-800-799-7233.