Mouse Guard

[2], Winter 1152

Petersen, David

Graphic Novel - 2009
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Mouse Guard
In the Winter of 1152, the Mouse Guard face a food and supply shortage threatening the lives of many mouse through a cold and icy season. Some of the Guard's finest - Saxon, Kenzie, Lieam, and Sadie, led by Celanawe, the legendary Black Axe - traverse the snow-blanketed territories acting as diplomats to improve relations between the mouse cities and the Guard, and find themselves on a race against time to deliver crucial medicines. This is a winter not every Guard may survive...

Publisher: Fort Lee, N.J. : Archaia Studio, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781932386745
Branch Call Number: J741.5973 P44245M02 2009
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 21 cm
Alternate Title: Winter 1152


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CRRL_CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The Mouse Guard are essentially wandering knights who serve a widespread kingdom. Mice have many natural predators and the guard has been established to protect citizens and keep the peace. But the kingdom is not simply threatened by snakes and owls. There are also enemies within.

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Feb 17, 2014

Beautiful artwork!

Oct 01, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Great premise and excellent world -building -- I just wish the story had more meat. Give me more!!

Sep 27, 2013
  • mvkramer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Story's a bit thin, but the art's gorgeous. Also, I have a soft spot for stories with mouse protagonists.

Jul 09, 2013
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is an enjoyable story complemented with superb artwork. Each page is a pleasure for the eye. And the characters are so darn cute! If you're looking for a little more, "Mouse Guard: Spring 1153" was a single-issue release for 2010's Free Comic Book Day, and you can read it here: Similarly, "The Tale of the Wise Weaver" was released in 2011 and is here:

Jul 09, 2013
  • JCLHopeH rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I love the art work, and the story is charming. Audiences of all ages can find something to enjoy in this series.

Sep 10, 2012
  • lms rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

think graphic novels are comics? look at the article by TPL

Jun 01, 2012
  • theorbys rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The story is interesting enough, but the artwork will make you believe, literally. Words fail me to describe how perfectly drawn this book is: it is beyond good, it is the uncanny essence of mouse. David Petersen: If you have nothing else to do, adapt Dumas' full Three Musketeers into a moused version, it would look great (even if it has been done by Tom, Jerry, and Tuffy).

Jan 04, 2011
  • stephjoy rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The artwork and the craftmanship is excellent.

Oct 19, 2010
  • cartoon_goblin rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

David Petersen has created a nice piece of work in Mouse Guard. He’s written a solid, straightforward adventure drama and illustrated it with some of the most beautiful comics artwork I’ve ever seen. Mouse Guard is about a quasi-Medieval society of mice who live in mouse-made cities and towns, spread out across “the Territories.” Under threat from bad weather and natural predators, the areas outside the cities and towns are patrolled by the Mouse Guard, cloaked & armed protectors of mousekind. The six chapters of Fall 1152 tell a fast-paced story of four members of the Mouse Guard uncovering conspiracy and rebellion in the Territories.

While the mice are somewhat anthropomorphic–walking upright, using their front paws as hands, building and using tools–they’re never portrayed as overly cute or winsome Disney-esque characters. These are tough, gritty, passionate mice, and the story is full of desperate fights and adult emotions.

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Feb 17, 2010

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