The Mice Templar #1

September 17, 2007 | Comics


The Mice Templar #1
Bryan J.L. Glass, Michael Avon Oeming
Image Comics
$4.20/$3.99 US
**** (out of five)

OK, so you’re saying to yourself: “Mice with swords, eh? Haven’t I read that book already?”
Sure, there might be a temptation to compare Bryan Glass and Michael Oeming’s new series The Mice Templar to David Petersen’s acclaimed series Mouse Guard simply because they both feature sword-wielding rodents, but this comparison is about as sound as saying Batman and Superman must be the same because they both wear capes.
Both series have a clear vision of what they’re about and the only thing beyond the obvious that they have in common is that they’re both excellent.
This first issue, a whopping 56-pager, sees young mouse Karic learn of the legend of the Templar, a band of brave mice who banded together to in the name of justice to protect their kind from the dangers of the outside world.
When rats attack Karic’s village and take his family prisoner he finds himself allied to a mysterious stranger named Pilot who offers to train him to become a warrior of legend: A Templar.
Glass and Oeming have begun an epic that promises excitement, intrigue and adventure.

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