Little Bird #1

Writer: Darcy Van Poelgeest Artist: Ian Bertram Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 17 User Reviews: 29
9.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

Director/screenwriter DARCY VAN POELGEEST boasts a long list of awards and accolades for his storytelling prowess and brings the same writing finesse to IAN BERTRAM's breathtakingly detailed artwork in the gorgeous, hyper-detailed miniseries LITTLE BIRD.
With the same limitless scope as a new EAST OF WEST or SAGA and the drama and surrealism of Akira, LITTLE BIRD follows a young resistance fighter who battles against an oppressive American Empire and searches for her own identity in a world on fire.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Craig Neilson-Adams Feb 18, 2019

    Every so often a comic comes along that grabs you from the get-go, either with its unconventional creativity, its striking originality or its passionate execution. Or, in the case of LITTLE BIRD, with all three. An utterly fascinating, gorgeously illustrated opening salvo in what promises to be a savage assault on the senses, this is a new series I simply cant recommend highly enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Geek-O-Rama - Allen Mar 18, 2019

    This may be one of the best books I've read in a while. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Impulse Gamer - Dana Folkard Mar 13, 2019

    Overall, I thought that this was a powerful and thought-provoking first issue. The story is clever and well-rounded and the art is lovely in a surrealistic way. I highly recommend this series. Read Full Review

  • 10
    But Why Tho? - Nikko Soto Mar 12, 2019

    Having gone from not knowing a single thing about this series, I can say with full confidence that I really enjoyed reading it. The world-building, characters, and overall concept of the series is sure to attract many readers. The last few pages set up the second installment perfectly. Even though this is a limited series, I'm looking forward to seeing where Little Bird's adventure goes from here. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Outright Geekery - Christa Harader Mar 10, 2019

    Little Bird #1 is a perfect first issue, with an intricate story supported by deeply impressive art, colors and lettering. Read Full Review

  • 9.8
    Comics Bookcase - Zack Quaintance Feb 11, 2019

    A nigh-perfect debut, by the end of Little Bird #1 I found myself already melancholic that the series is only five issues. Simply put, if Little Bird continues this high a level of storytelling, well all have to mention it in conversations about Images creator-owned resurgence, right alongside Saga, Wicked + Divine, God Country, etc.. This is one fine comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Ari Bard Mar 13, 2019

    Little Bird is an outstanding debut comic from Poelgeest, Bertram, Hollingsworth, and Bidikar that combines the real and surreal to form a Dalian interpretation of our future in only the first issue. Soar with Little Bird as we reexamine elements from our past, present, and future in an action-packed comic sure to inspire shock and awe. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    The Pop Break - Rachel Freeman Mar 15, 2019

    Not only do we have these amazing characters, but we have probably the best villain for them to fight. Essentially he's a dictator and some kind of priest or Pope type character, and he's very representative of the Christian America, the views it had (and let's be honest, many still have), and the way America went about destroying all in its path that didn't adhere to its beliefs on God. Which may trigger some people, but while Little Bird may be fictional, American history was very real, and to me, that makes this story a necessary one to tell and to read. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Mar 17, 2019

    I was blown away with this first issue. I couldnt find a physical copy as the shops have sold out, so I checked it out digitally, and glad I did. Little Bird is a story of freedom and fighting for whats right, no matter what it might cost you. Poelgeest gives us a very cool, original story, and the insanely detailed artwork by Bertram is some of the best and most intricate I have seen in a series. Go check out Little Bird before it flies off the shelves everywhere. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Mar 12, 2019

    Little Bird is phenomenal; this blood-soaked debut conjures intrigue and interest in its preparation for what promises to be an epic journey. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Ligeti Mar 14, 2019

    Final Verdict: 9.2 -"Little Bird" is revolutionary dystopian sci-fi at its best, a classic from issue #1. Read it now, before it's on all the "top 10 of 2019" lists later. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Olivier Roth Mar 13, 2019

    This is another stellar book coming out from Image and is highly recommended. Also, if you are looking to get this, from the back-matter, it seems this will only be available in single issues for the time being, so if you want a copy, or are usually a trade-waiter, you might want to jump on this fast before they are all gone. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Darryll Robson Feb 27, 2019

    With a lot to absorb and amazing storytelling, Little Bird issue 1 is a must read title. Fantasy; Sci-Fi; emotionally developed characters; political commentary; this has it all wrapped up in some outstanding artwork. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Comicsverse - Jeremiah Johnston Mar 13, 2019

    LITTLE BIRD #1 is a comic full of ideas that innovates at both the character and setting level. Yet a major weakness of this first entry is ignoring the compelling story of the titular character by cross-cutting with exposition about the world. Ian Bertram's art nevertheless brings character to both the players and the locales of this world not quite like our own, and the book ends with a set-up for what will likely become a paradigm-setting comic. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    On Comics Ground - Elizabeth Fazzio Mar 14, 2019

    This creative team has gifted us a violent, visceral world with a compelling populace and a heart-wrenching conflict. Little Bird is going to be a thoroughly wild ride. Read Full Review

  • 8.0 - Tanner Dedmon Mar 13, 2019

    There's a lot to unpack in this story for a first issue though, so it might require a second pass, but that's hardly a downside considering how easy it is to become immersed in Little Bird's world. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Mar 13, 2019

    The first issue has a lot of potential and I want to see where it goes. There's a good chance the miniseries will read better as a whole than it does as single issues and those issues I have with the weird visuals will be explained later. Little Bird #1 absolutely creates and builds an interesting world but leaves too much out there not explained or acknowledged to not distract from the main story. Read Full Review

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