This Saturday, May 5th, is the 11th Annual Free Comic Book Day, when participating comics retailers will distribute millions of free comics to eager fans. Archaia’s offering, Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories, will make history as the first hardcover book to be given away for free.
The 48-page anthology book resembles a children’s storybook, from its “This Book Belongs To” endpaper to its 6” x 9” digest size. Mouse Guard, Labyrinth, and Other Stories contains six, short, all-ages-friendly stories. Plus, they’re all original—no reprints!
MOUSE GUARD, LABYRINTH, AND OTHER STORIES (2012 Free Comic Book Day)
Original Anthology Hardcover
Retail Price: Free
Page Count: 48 pages
Format: Hardcover with no dust jacket (paper over board), 6” x 9”, full color
Rating: All ages
Written by Jeremy Bastian, Nate Cosby, Royden Lepp, Jim McCann, Ted Naifeh and David Petersen
Illustrated by Jeremy Bastian, Chris Eliopoulos, Cory Godbey, Janet Lee, Royden Lepp and David Petersen
Cover by David Petersen
This Free Comic Book Day, Archaia offers readers the chance to experience history in the making with a FREE, gorgeous, 48-page, 6” x 9” full color hardcover anthology featuring all-new material! David Petersen returns with an all-new Mouse Guard tale that’s guaranteed to tug at your heartstrings! Lose yourself once again in Jim Henson’s amazing world of Labyrinth, featuring a fantastical story from Eisner Award nominee Ted Naifeh (Courtney Crumrin), Adrianne Ambroise (Fraggle Rock), and Cory Godbey (Fraggle Rock). Get a new perspective on Jet Jones in Royden Lepp’s critically acclaimed Rust, with a short story seen through the eyes of younger brother Oswald Taylor. Jeremy Bastian’s acclaimed Cursed Pirate Girl hits the high seas in this whimsical, swashbuckling tale of wonderland journeys and unimaginable dangers. Nate Cosby (Pigs) and Chris Eliopoulos (Franklin Richards) present Cow Boy, a comedy/western that tells the tale of a young bounty hunter determined to send his entire outlaw family to jail. And Jim McCann and Janet Lee follow up their Eisner Award-winning Return of the Dapper Men with an all-new short story that leads into the upcoming sequel, Time of the Dapper Men. Witness the origin of a new, major character! And…the return of 41?!