Rat Queens: Sass, Sorcery, and Subpar Storytelling

RatQueensTopA couple weeks ago, while scrolling through Tumblr, I read about a comic called Rat Queens. The poster described it as a high fantasy, Dungeons and Dragons-esque story about an all-ladies mercenary group, the titular Rat Queens, that included diverse racial representation, queer characters, and realistic female characterization.

Needless to say, I was sold on the idea, and so I picked up Sass and Sorcery, the trade collection of issues #1–5, when it came out a week or two ago.

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Adventure Time’s “Betty” Reverses Damsel in Distress Trope

If you’ve seen the latest episode of Adventure Time, then you know that it gives you enough feels to fill five football stadiums. It also gives us yet another awesome female character and a role reversal when it comes to the typical damsel in distress trope. But is it feminist?

tumblr_n1j3tzMIrc1rd0rbzo1_500To answer this question, let’s take a look at the episode “Betty” and all it has to offer. Spoilers for the latest episode of Adventure Time after the cut. Continue reading