Brian Jacques' "Redwall" series of fantasy novels comes to comic-book form to target young adults, with illustrations by Bret Blevins (Marvel's "New Mutants"). The concept of a sword-slinging mouse fighting various creatures "? sniveling rats and frightening snakes included "? lends itself so well to the graphic format, it's a wonder it took this long to get there.
Smaller children may find the subject matter a bit dark "? the black-and-white, heavily shadowed drawings may have a little something to do with that "? but older ones attuned to the "Harry Potter" world or already familiar with any of Jacques' 19 "Redwall" titles will greet it with open arms.