Preview: David Petersen’s ‘Mouse Guard- The Owlhen Caregiver’

by Brendan M. Allen

BOOM! Studios’ Mouse Guard: The Owlhen Caregiver drops this week with a special issue that collects three poignant tales, marking creator David Petersen’s return to his beloved series.

‘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 hit the stands this Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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