Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. The weekly event is meant to showcase eagerly anticipated upcoming releases…and to spread the word! This week I’m excited about:

Rat Queens Vol. 2 CoverTitle: Rat Queens, Vol. 2: The Far Reaching Tentacles of N’rygoth

Author & Illustrator: Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch

Publisher: Image Comics

Anticipated Publication Date: February 11, 2015

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.

Collects RAT QUEENS #6-10

I feel like I’ve been waiting for RAT QUEENS, VOL. 2: THE FAR REACHING TENTACLES OF N’RYGOTH for ages, but in reality it’s only been a couple months. For once in my life I was ahead of the trend…and you better believe I’m gonna gloat about it. If you’re a fantasy fan and you haven’t read Rat Queens, you need to get on it. A ragtag group of loveable misfits doing magic, going on quests, and getting into brawls probably sounds familiar to you, but how many times have you encountered a story where that ragtag group is comprised entirely of women? Probably not often.

Based on the title and cover artwork for Vol. 2, I can tell that  N’rygoth, the floating squid entity that serves as the principle deity for one of the fantastical religions in the Rat Queens universe, will be a major focus. And I for one cannot wait! Here’s hoping that the encounters with N’rygoth result in a little bit more backstory for Dee, my personal favourite of the Rat Queens.