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On sale July 10 in Comic Shops, July 23 in Bookstores: ‘Mouse Guard Vol. 3: The Black Axe’

MOUSE GUARD VOLUME 3: THE BLACK AXE HC
Collected Edition Hardcover
Retail Price: $24.95 U.S.
Page Count: 208 pages
Format: hardcover with dust jacket, 8” x 8”, full color
Genre: Fantasy
On-sale Date: July 10 in comic book shops, July 23 wherever books are sold
Written by David Petersen
Illustrated by David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen
Rating: E – EVERYONE (all ages, may contain minimal violence)
Synopsis: This is the third collected volume in the continuing saga of the Eisner Award-winning and critically acclaimed fantasy comic series, Mouse Guard, serving as a prequel to the two previous volumes. Set in 1115, this is the story of how the Guardmouse Celanawe’s paw first touched the legendary weapon, the Black Axe. 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 axe. This hardcover collection includes an introduction by Monty Python great, Terry Jones; a pinup gallery; a 22-page section of maps, guide pages, and cutaways; and a reprinting of the 2010 Free Comic Book Day story, which serves as a prologue to the tale.