Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1
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Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1

Writer: David Petersen Artist: David Petersen Publisher: Archaia Studio Press Release Date: December 15, 2010 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 4
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  • 10
    Comics Bulletin - Karyn Pinter Dec 20, 2010

    I was contacted very recently by a father who had read my review for Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard TPB, and he asked if it would be appropriate for his young son. Now, the comic is listed for all ages, but after reading Black Axe, I might have to warn parents of some graphic happenings. Animals do get hurt or killed, and some kids are sensitive to that. So even though the comic is listed for all ages, I think its best given to perhaps a seven or eight year old, and not to a very young child. Thats my only concern with the comic, but its nothing that will take away from the rating I gave it. This is a good book. Theyre all good books and one would be hard pressed not to enjoy them even in the slightest way. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Dec 20, 2010

    While I enjoy his writing, there's no denying that Petersen's greatest strength as a storyteller stems from his richly textured artwork. He has an incredible eye for nature. Though his mice behave in a human manner, they always look like mice. There's a simple, soft approach in the backdrops and landscapes that make for an interesting contrast with the rich detail of the various animals. Petersen with a talent in the industry without equal, and it's wonderful to see that he's apparently got no shortage of Mouse Guard stories to tell. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Dec 15, 2010

    "Mouse Guard: The Black Axe" #1 is a welcome return of a new mini-series from Petersen. "Mouse Guard" is a comic that will never disappoint you, and this new issue is no exception. If you've never read "Mouse Guard" before, this is a fine place to jump on board for yourself. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    ComicBuzz - gordon Dec 23, 2010

    As I said, I'm not a fan of this sort of thing, and I doubt I will go and search out the other Mouse Guard stories. I will, however, finish the Black Axe quest with Petersen and his mouse hero Celanawe and who knows"there is a chance they may convert me. If you read this then like me, the charm of the Mouse Guard universe will disarm you and immerse you. You will enjoy every moment you spend with Celanwe in his world. Read Full Review

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