Mouse Guard

In honor of Free Comic Boy Day tomorrow (yes, you read that right - stop by your local comic store to get a free issue!) I thought I would spotlight a graphic novel that I was introduced to earlier this month at Chicago's Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) that will be offered on Free Comic Book Day.  Mouse Guard by David Peterson is a really interesting story of soldier mice selected to protect their species against the numerous predators and survival threats that exist for mice.  The artwork is fantastic and the stories (or at least the few that I have read) are creative, dramatic and really well conceived.  It's a series to skip if you're not a fan of anthropomorphic rodents, but I find myself wanting to reach through the pages and pet these furry heroes.  Check out Free Comic Book Day tomorrow and if you're looking for a great new graphic novel adventure series, check out Mouse Guard too! 

And since I'm on the subject, what was or is your favorite comic book series?

2 Response to "Mouse Guard"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    May 7, 2010 at 10:29 PM

    My favorite comic book series? X-Men...always has been, or some spinoff of X-Men that is really still...X-Men. (i.e. Wolverine) I know it's a popular sentiment, and may be cliche, but it's been such a great blend of imagination, political and current events, character development, and artwork.

    What's YOUR fave series?

  2. lisa :) says:
    May 9, 2010 at 9:39 PM

    Well, Mouse Guard is a more recent favorite - I really do love the artwork! - but when I first started reading comics, I too was a Stan Lee fan. I liked X-Men, but then I started reading GenX and liked that even more. (Not sure what it says about me if as a teenager, I identified with young mutants...) And then of course I started reading Sandman and have been hooked on Neil Gaiman ever since. His storytelling is just phenomenal and I found the entire universe he created in the series to be quite captivating.

    I think it's interesting that there's been a trend lately of converting novels to graphic novels (i.e. Coraline, The Dark Tower, Twilight, Fevre Dream) I really can't decide if it's a movement that stems from wanting to get novel readers interested in comics or vice versa - I might have to explore that topic in a future post. ;)

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