Mouse Guard: Legends of the Guard #1 Preview

Below are a few great preview pages from one of this week’s new Archaia releases – a new Mouse Guards anthology series.


Retail Price: $3.50 U.S.

Page Count: 24 pages

Format: saddle bound, 8” x 8”, full color

On-sale Date: June 3, 2010

Written by Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman

Illustrated by: Jeremy Bastian, Ted Naifeh, David Petersen and Alex Sheikman

All Ages

Inside the June Alley Inn, located in the western mouse city of Barkstone, mice gather to tell tales, each trying to outdo the other. A competition, of sorts, begins. The game: Tell the best story, get your bar tab cleared! The rules: Every story must contain one truth, one lie and have never been told in that tavern before. Legends of the Guard is a new Mouse Guard anthology series featuring the work of artists and storytellers handpicked by series creator David Petersen. Featured in this issue are stories by Jeremy Bastian (Cursed Pirate Girl), Alex Sheikman (Robotika) and Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin and the Night Things).

Captain America’s Film Costume

OK, so now the actual look of Cap’s film costume has shown up on-line, and yes, they do look like some artistic wizardry put to standard licensed superhero poses, but with Chris Evans in the suit and Joe Johnston (Jurasic Park 3, The Wolfman) directing, this might just be yet another awesome film in Marvel’s cinematic array. The costume looks unsurprisingly like The Ultimates version, and there’ll also be a different WWII version in the film too. Look for it when Steve Rogers flings his shield on July 22 2011, with Hugo Weaving as baddie The Red Skull. Sidekick Bucky, love interest Peggy Carter and Samuel L. Jackson as superspy Nick Fury will also show up. See more costume pics here.

NBM’s The Broadcast

Coming out in August from NBM Publishing is this intriguing OGN with art by Noal Tuazon (Elk’s Run, the excellent Tumor). Details and preview below.


Eric Hobbs • Noel Tuazon

On the day of the historic broadcast of The War of the Worlds by Orson Welles which triggered panic in many places it sounded so real, a family in the countryside fears for its life and also has to deal with strangers and neighbors coming in for help. The tension brings to the surface long suppressed emotions and conflicts and a violent reckoning in a dark stormy night.

6×9, 180pp., B&W, trade pb.: $13.99, ISBN 978-1-56163-590-0

The Guardians of the Globe Teaser

Image’s new superhero team debuts as a six ish mini on August 25. It’s written by Robert Kirkman and Benito Cereno with art by Ransom Getty. Below is a humorous teaser image, but obviously not all those on the cover will make the final cut.