Little White Mouse came out about a year ago from Caliber as a four issue mini-series and I also picked those up. The current incarnation of LWM is an ongoing series and I hope Paul Sizer has the sales to keep the series going because I really like his work.
Little White Mouse tells the story of Loo, a sixteen year old girl who is stranded on a remote automated mining satellite. She and her sister, Pheng were travelling to the Galactic Science Academy when their ship is destroyed and the escape pod Loo and Pheng are in is sent into deep space. The pod crashes on the mining satellite, killing Pheng and leaving Loo to survive and hopefully find a way to get home. Shes also trying to build a robot body for her sisters consciousness if it still survives within "their ships still functioning virtual cyberspace hard drives." Whew!
These two issues pick up where the mini-series leaves off but theyre still great jumping on points for new readers. In each issue youre not only introduced to Loo but to her robot companions (Boris and Dieter); her family through flashback sequences and real-time sub plots as they begin the search for Loo and Pheng; and Pascal a handsome young "ghost" residing in the mining satellite.
Sizers artwork is clean and strong on story-telling. Hes also as adept at rendering the hardware as he is drawing the human characters. You will get a very real sense of this futuristic world and deserted mining station where Loo resides. Little White Mouse should be on the sub list of any fan of well-written SF comics.If you cant find this series (or the mini-series) locally contact Caliber Comics at 225 North Sheldon Road, Plymouth, MI 48170. You can also visit the Caliber Comics web site at www.calibercomics.com or e-mail them at CalComic@aol.com. Paul Sizer also has a LWM web site thats mostly under construction: www.littlewhitemouse.com. He can also be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.