Mouse Guard, Volume 1: Legends of the Guard

Mouse Guard, Volume 1: Legends of the Guard


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Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. With the winner getting his bar tab cleared, fantastic stories are spun throughout the evening. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen, including Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Alex Sheikman (Robotika), Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things), Gene Ha (Top 10), Sean Rubin (Redwall), Guy Davis (B.P.R.D.), Katie Cook (Fraggle Rock), Karl Kerschl (Teen Titans: Year One), Craig Rousseau (Impulse), and Mark Smylie (Artesia).

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781932386943
Publisher: Archaia
Publication date: 11/30/2010
Series: Mouse Guard Series , #4
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 536,939
Product dimensions: 8.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 11 - 13 Years

About the Author

David Petersen was born in 1977. His artistic career soon followed. A steady diet of cartoons, comics and tree climbing fed his imagination and is what still inspires his work today. David was the 2007 Russ Manning Award recipient for Most Promising Newcomer, and in 2008 won Eisner Awards for Best Publication for Kids (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 & Winter 1152) and Best Graphic Album – Reprint (Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 Hardcover). He received his BFA in Printmaking from Eastern Michigan University where he met his wife Julia. They continue to reside in Michigan with their dog Autumn

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Mouse Guard, Volume 1: Legends of the Guard 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
callmecayce on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I'm a big fan of this series and it was nice to have another book to read, even if it was just a collection of short stories. Petersen did a good job of connecting each of the tales through an inn where the mice were listening to the tales. All of the art was well done and the stories interesting. My favorites were Carver's story, "Crown of Silver, Crown of Gold" and Bowen's tale of the guard mouse. But I liked them all and all of the art. I can't wait for the next installment of the Mouse Guard series.
dr_zirk on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
While this volume is based on a great idea (allow other comics artists to contribute short pieces set in David Petersen's Mouse Guard universe), the results are mixed, and overall the package is not as interesting as the preceding volumes which were built on Petersen's work alone. There is some very decent artwork in these pages, but most of the stories are banal, a situation not helped by the fact that each contributor has a very small number of pages with which to work. Nonetheless, the Mouse Guard milieu is charming enough to shine through the weak moments, and in the end Legends of the Guard is an entertaining read.
Tanglewood on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard is the third book in the series. This book is a series of stories by different artists. The stories are a little uneven, but some were excellent : The Hawk's Mouse and the Fox's Mouse, The Raven, and Crown of Silver/Crown of Gold. The story set up is that the mice are telling tales in an attempt to pay off their pub tab and Petersen illustrates the pub scenes between the stories. Although I missed not seeing more Petersen's artwork, some of the guest artists were fantastic
geekitten on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An outstanding compilation of stories told by several artists and authors, all set in the Mouse Guard universe!