BOOM/Archaia Tap Stars for MOUSE GUARD’s 10th Anniversary

If you’ve ever gone looking for an all-ages comic at a comic shop, odds are that you’ve had Archaia’s Mouse Guard among the first recommendations.

The beautifully illustrated and charmingly plotted anthology of tales has raked in critical acclaim and awards over it’s ten-year history, and now independent comics publisher Archaia press is ramping things up for Mouse Guard’s anniversary celebration by securing the services of some of comic books young stars.

The new Mouse Guard limited series will feature work by superstar artists Skottie Young, whose variant covers seem to grace nearly every Marvel title on shelves, as well as creators such as Becky Cloonan and Ramon K. Perez among others and will launch in the second week of March.

Given Archaia’s history of printing some of the highest-quality titles on shelves, it is reasonable to expect that this will be a hot item, so be sure to have your local comic shop add it to your pull list if you don’t want to be left out.

[FROM THE OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE]

February 11, 2015 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – Return to the June Alley Inn for tales of courage and adventure this March as Archaia, an imprint of award-winning publisher BOOM! Studios, presents the latest addition to David Petersen’s Eisner and Harvey Award-winning Mouse Guard series, Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3. Following two award-nominated volumes, and in celebration of the 10-year anniversary of Mouse Guard, this four-issue series collects brand-new tales (and tails) from a mix of some of the biggest creators and some of the brightest new talents in comics, including Skottie Young (Rocket Raccoon), Mark Buckingham (Fables), Dustin Nguyen (Descender), Ramón K. Pérez (Hawkeye, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand), Becky Cloonan (Gotham Academy), Hannah Christenson (Jim Henson’s The Storyteller: The Novelization), Nicole Gustaffson (Nimasprout), and more.

 

“David has created a huge, sprawling world that’s rich with possibilities—and it’s hard to imagine him ever running out of stories to tell,” said BOOM! Studios Editor-in-Chief Matt Gagnon. “So when he opens the sandbox and brings other creators into the world of Mouse Guard, it’s always a celebration and an event. This is one of the biggest volumes of Legends yet, with some of the most talented creators in the industry, all bookended by David’s beautiful artwork and celebrating 10 amazing years of Mouse Guard. We can’t wait to share this with current and future Mouse Guard readers!”

 

In Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1, mice of all furs and trades have once again gathered at the June Alley Inn to swap tales of courage, adventure, and craftsmanship over drinks. The storytellers can’t help but try to outdo one another, as the mouse who tells the best tale gets their bar tab cleared. This issue features stories by Young, Buckingham, and Christenson, while the scenes in the Inn connecting them all are by Petersen.

 

Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard Volume 3 #1 arrives in comic shops on March 11th from Archaia in its signature 8″ x 8″ format with a wraparound main cover by series creator David Petersen for the price of $3.99 under Diamond order code JAN151140. Also available in a limited quantity are a 10 Years Anniversary incentive cover by Ramón K. Pérez (Hawkeye, Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand), and a retailer incentive cover by Humberto Ramos (The Amazing Spider-Man).

The Final Order Cutoff deadline for retailers is February 16th. Not sure where to find your nearest comic retailer? Use comicshoplocator.com or findacomicshop.com to find one! It’s also available for order directly from boom-studios.com.

 

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS

Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is comprised of four distinct imprints. The original Studios imprint is home to Mike Carey’s Suicide Risk; James Tynion IV’s The Woods; Mark Waid’s Irredeemable; Sons of Anarchy; and Big Trouble in Little China. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 Guns was released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ Peanuts; Jim Davis’ Garfield; Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, Regular Show, The Amazing World of Gumball, and Steven Universe; Mike Kunkel’s Herobear and the Kid; and Natasha Allegri’s Bee and PuppyCat. BOOM!’s experimental imprint BOOM! Box publishes The Midas Flesh and Lumberjanes. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of Mouse Guard, Cow Boy, Gunnerkrigg Court, Rust, and Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films. In August 2014, BOOM! Studios began a similar first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox TV to develop properties for the small screen.

 

Josh Epstein

Josh Epstein is the Publisher for the Capeless Crusader website. He’s a lifelong comic nerd, and “Superman” is the first word he ever read aloud. He is also an actor, singer, and resident of a real-world Smallville.

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