I only discovered Mouse Guard last week and have already shot through both volumes: Fall 1152 and Winter 1152. Now, I am eagerly waiting for more to come out.
You really need to start with Mouse Guard: Fall 1152 in order to understand what is happening in Volume 2. For some, the action is too slow, but I think Petersen has paced the story fairly well. In just this volume, a fearsome hunter is defeated, a hero dies, a new hero takes up his mantle (?), two romances start, a traitor is exposed, a political settlement is achieved (?), the good guys save the day and they may have discovered a fearsome threat to their homeland that they didn't realize was quite so close.
Throw in all of this with some of the most beautiful comic art I've ever seen and you can see why I find Mouse Guard to be such a treat.
I ratee this book 5 stars out of a possible 5 stars.
Reviewed June 21, 2010
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