The mice at the June Alley Inn continue to tell their stories in an attempt to clear their tabs. Featuring inventive mice, haunting cicadas, and other stories from Ramón K Pérez (Hawkeye), Jake Parker (Rocket Raccoon), and Eric Talbot (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles).
Somehow after getting to read the first part of this new volume, I managed to miss part two. Knowing how these books are set up sets aside any concern for continuity, but I hate to miss those stories nonetheless. No matter, I was still glad to open up number 3 of vol 3 for Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard.
As seen before, this continuation of this volume for Mouse Guard has patrons of the bar offering their best stories to clear their tab. The first told of a brave fight against Nain Rouge, the terrible fire elemental. The second was of an amazing inventor and his unfortunate encounter with a king. Closing out this book, we see almost a side story, of love and death, and the greed it inspired.
Each fantastic story is partnered with equally as fantastic artwork to visually help tell the tale. I always love seeing different styles used in the same book, and I really liked the ones I saw here. The scenes within the bar itself feature that same lovely art that I saw in book one (and presumably the second).
I haven’t yet been able to go back and check out any of the previous volumes, and now of course need to find book two of this. I’d have to assume from what I have seen of so far, that they’re as excellent as these. I’ll have to grab part two, and of course four to close out this volume, and you should definitely get all of them as well.
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