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.
The Outhouse is sponsored this week by Late Nite Draw. Recently featured on ComicsAlliances' Best Art Ever, he is a Chicago-based commissioned artist with a self-published Digital+Print one-shot coming out in October about the abominable snowman called ABOBAMANIMABBLE, and is also available for commissions. Check out some amazing art by clicking here or by clicking the banner at the top, and support the people who support The Outhouse.
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