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‘Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1’ – Advance Comic Book Review

A tale from a tail . . .

Once again, it’s time for David Petersen to let some folks play in his world, and the results are as awesome as you could hope for.  A few mice have let their tab run high into their stay at the June Alley Inn, and, in a way to collect what is owed, the mice are offered a chance to wipe their debt clean with the best tale told, while all others are now on the clock for payment.  It’s a fun excuse to get some great talent to give us different views of life in the Mouse Territories, and this first issue has three tales spun for our approval.

First up: Mark Buckingham with a fun, little jaunt into a “What you wish for” kind of tale, with a good mouse willing to help his fellow mice, but at what cost?  Clever and inventive, this story is a fun dip into the world of more ordinary mice.

Skottie Youngtakes the second slot and is my personal favorite from this issue, though it seems a bit more whimsical and humanist than the typical world we’re familiar with. (What else would you expect from Mr. Young, after all?)  He gives us a fun, little story filled with a great lesson, and that’s how he honors the world.

Hannah Christenson finishes up with a story that seems perfectly in tune with Petersen’s ethos, a craftsman-becomes-a-hero story not because of who he is, but because of the discipline he has adhered to for his life.  A story fitting for the Medieval setting at its best, this is the one that feels fully part of Petersen’s world.

All three are well worth the read and a great way to get even more of this amazing world that we have been lucky enough to peek into.

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Erik Cheski, Fanbase Press Contributor



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