Jaybird #1

Jaybird #1

Writer: Jaakko Ahonen Artist: Lauri Ahonen Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 3, 2014 Cover Price: $19.99 Critic Reviews: 2
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Disney meets Kafka in this beautiful, intense, original tale! Jaybird is the story of a very small and very scared little bird, who lives a lonely, isolated life in a great big house with his infirm mother. Curious but terrified of the world outside, he's never been outside the house, and he will never leave if his mother has anything to say about it.

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Ashley Victoria Robinson Sep 7, 2014

    At $19.99 Jaybird HC is a sad, whimsical treat. It's the kind of graphic novel to purchase and leave on a coffee table for others to thumb through and lose themselves in. You'll be a bit sadder for having read it, but moved by the plight of an anthropomorphized bird who, in a better world, could have been singing outside your own window. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Sep 5, 2014

    Jaybird is something very different. I've read it twice now and it made me think of the surface story and also try to pick up the implied story under the surface. It was psychologically unsettling, and that was a good thing. You don't think of a story featuring a plump little bird as the protagonist as having the ability to evoke that kind of emotional reaction, but it does. I don't get an opportunity to read many European comics, but when the “good stuff” is translated and presented for an American audience, I'm very happy to have read them. I applaud Dark Horse for making this available to the American comics audience. It's a dark, sombre work that really made me think, and that's something that doesn't always happen when I'm carried along by an action-packed slug-fest. This is definitely worth a try for anyone seeking to expand their reading horizons beyond standard comics fare, it won an award for a reason. Read Full Review

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