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View from the Gutters #55 — Mouse Guard

Written by View from the Gutters on Sunday, February 23 2014 and posted in Podcasts

View from the Gutters #55 — Mouse Guard

This week on View from the Gutters we discuss Mouse Guard, the Eisner-award winning series by David Peterson.

View from the Gutters is our weekly book club podcast. Each week we discuss one graphic novel or trade paperback, then nominate and vote on what to read for the next episode so you can read and discuss along with us.

This week on View from the Gutters our topic work is Mouse Guard, the Eisner Award-winning comic lovingly hand-crafted by David Peterson. Set in the year 1152, Mouse Guard is the story of the eponymous guard, as they encounter and overcome various threats—both external and from within—to the mice of the land.

It's an excellent all ages tale, and a great introduction to comic books for a young reader. The artwork is lavish and adorable, but conveys emotion and action well. It has a great cast of characters and an imaginative, robust world with lots of interesting set pieces. In volume 1, Fall, the mice of the guard must contend with a shadow threat that looms over the country: The Black Axe.

In our recommendation section, our hosts nominated Green Lantern: Willworld, Batman/Superman: Supergirl, RASL, and Earth 2 for discussion on the next episode, and our selected title is RASL.


Our hosts for this episode were Andrew Chard, Joe Preti, Tobiah Panshin, and Cade Reynolds as Himself.

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