David Petersen Returns To Mouse Guard With ‘The Owlhen Caregiver’

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios has announced Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver, a special issue that collects three poignant tales, marking creator David Petersen’s return to his beloved series, available July 2021.

‘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. Meanwhile, Piper the Listener finds a brave mouse venturing into wild country to learn the tongues of other beasts. And finally, a grizzled oldfur shares the lesson of putting a whisker out too far in The Wild Wolf.’

“I’m so pleased that readers get to walk back into the Mouse Territories, be accompanied by familiar Guardmice, and encounter snakes, owls, wolves, rams, otters, toads, and foxes again,” said Petersen. “Short stories are magical things. Despite their size, they are exactly the right shape to hold large messages of morality and virtue. The common themes in these stories are ones of hope and of compassion, of service and the wellbeing of others. And every world could use more of that.”

Print copies of Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver will be available for sale in July 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops.

Brendan M. Allen

Brendan Allen has probably had more jobs than you would reasonably believe. Dog trainer? He’s done it. Flooring contractor? You bet! EMT? Army NBC specialist? Road dog for a Celtic rock band? Yes, yes, and och aye! Now he reads comics and writes about them. It's a rough gig. You can follow Brendan on Twitter @SaintAmish where he tweets about comic books and cystic fibrosis awareness.

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