The fearsome medieval mice of Mouse Guard

I like woodland creatures. My husband Lee likes comics. What better way to combine these random interests than in a comic book about medieval mice?

Lucky me – I have been spoilt with a gift of ‘Mouse Guard: Fall 1152’ which features the most beautiful art and wonderful story by David Petersen. I haven’t had a chance to read this enchanting book yet, but based on what I have investigated so far, I’m pretty sure I’ll love it! The story basically revolves around a colony of intelligent mice who live in a medieval era:

‘In the past, the mouse world endured a tyrannical Weasel Warlord until a noble band of mouse soldiers fought back. Ever since, the Mouse Guard has defended the peace and prosperity of its kingdom.’

I love this little band of mouse protectors and I love that the story parellels human history even though humans don’t exist in this mouse world.

Mouse Guard

I can’t wait to dive into the world of Mouse Guard, these brave little warriors seem noble and proud of the duties they provide to their villagers.

I feel it’s important to note that a love of woodland creatures and illustrated stories about mice does not mean I would enjoy a visit from a plague of rodents…

8 Comments

  1. Paul

    That looks very cool. I like the way graphic novels are being taken seriously as art and as literature these days.
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..grau de sandice =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Paul – Me too! Graphic novels do seem to be slowly gaining more acceptance as an art form (and as books)…as they rightly should!! (and this one is cute as well which is a bonus)…

  2. Ricardo

    I’m envisioning a more high brow version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with substance thrown in. Graphic novels are super comic books that outshine some real novels. People would be shocked at how sophisticated some of those comic book stories can be.
    .-= Ricardo´s last blog ..Tamara Hope = Soothing and Haunting =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – It is certainly a most beautiful, and a most seriously presented graphic novel. The illustration is simply beautiful and the writing is the perfect accompaniment…sometimes graphic novels tend to overlook the importance of the words…but not Mouse Guard! I’ll report back with what I think once I’ve finished reading…

  3. Andrew

    medieval mice comic book!

    I must admit I stick primarily to DC and a few favourite characters, but this looks extremely interesting and am very tempted to buy.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Andrew – I know! How cute is The Mouse Guard!!?? (very I think we can safely say)… It is certainly a beautiful book and I’m really looking forward to reading it. I’ll let you know what I think when I finish it…

  4. shraddha

    cool take!…love it!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – Thanks! Such a beautiful book this is…I can’t wait to dive more deeply into its pages… 8)

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