Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver #1
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Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver #1

Writer: David Petersen Artist: David Petersen Publisher: Archaia Studio Press Release Date: July 14, 2021 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 1 User Reviews: 4
8.8Critic Rating
8.6User Rating

Which of life's biggest lessons can be learned from the smallest amongst us?

A young mouse learns that compassion and kindness are the great virtues in "The Owlhen Caregiver." "Piper the Listener" finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in "The Wild Wolf."

Three poignant tales mark creator David Petersen's return to his beloved Eisner and Harvey Award-winning series in this self-contained special.

  • 8.8
    Black Nerd Problems - Mikkel Snyder Jul 14, 2021

    Regardless of whether you're a fan of Mouse Guard, I think this particular issue is special. I think it's a great introduction to the aesthetic of the world and its general thematics. If nothing else, it's just three really well-crafted stories all bound in a neat collection. Read Full Review

  • 10
    things as they are Jul 15, 2021

    A comic directed for children, simple stories but the illustration is that you s @! # $% Is beautiful!

  • 9.0
    SenpaifenixJäger Jul 15, 2021

    it's a cute book

  • 8.5

    Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver and Other Tales, by David Petersen (BOOM!/Archaia)

    I sought this book after it received a 2022 Eisner nomination for “Best Single Issue/One-Shot”. Peterson gives us three stories centered around service and concern for the well-being of others. It is a charming, timeless, beautiful heartfelt escape.

  • 7.0
    Gizmo Jan 17, 2022

    - THE OWLHEN CAREGIVER: I actually didn't care for this one as much as the two stories following. Why would an owl need a mouse as a protector, unless he was just humoring the mouse the whole time? That being said, it's still a touching story told mostly with tapestry-style artwork.

    - PIPER THE LISTENER: This story used tapestry-style art as well but I found it was incorporated more interestingly among regular artwork in panels. There wasn't much of an end to the story.

    - THE WILD WOLF: I enjoyed this one the most. It is tragic like the first one, but with a more interesting premise, climax, and reveal.

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