Archaia sent Major Spoilers a sneak peek of this week’s Mouse Guard: The Black Axe #1, a prequel to Mouse Guard: Fall 1152.

Retail Price: $3.50 U.S.
Page Count: 24 pages
Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color
On-sale Date: December 15, 2010
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen

The Eisner Award-winning MOUSE GUARD returns with THE BLACK AXE, a third volume of the critically acclaimed series. Set in 1115, this prequel to MOUSE GUARD: FALL 1152 fulfills the promise the wise oldfur Celanawe made to Lieam the day his paw first touched the Black Axe: to tell the young warrior about the mouse who first wielded the deadly weapon. The arrival of distant kin takes Celanawe on an adventure that will carry him across the sea to uncharted waters and lands, all while unraveling the legend of Farrer, the blacksmith who forged the mythic Black Axe.

All ages

via Archaia

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  1. December 14, 2010 at 11:22 am — Reply

    The font and preview size combined make it really hard to read. The art, as always, is great. I’ll be getting this based on the fact that I frickin’ love Mouse Guard.

  2. Ced
    December 14, 2010 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    This make me want to play the role-playing game! :D

  3. Damascus
    March 17, 2011 at 12:50 am — Reply

    I agree with Litany, I tried to read the preview, but gave up. The serif’s and size of the font made it very hard for me to read and started to hurt my eyes. I’ve never bought any Mouse Guard stuff, but I’d like to, the art always looks beautiful to me.

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