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Little Bird #1

Writer: Darcy Van Poelgeest Artist: Ian Bertram Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 13
9.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

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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
    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
    Batman's 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

  • 9.2
    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

  • 8.0 - 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

  • 10
    ZodTee Mar 13, 2019

    I don’t know what this is but I love it.

  • 10
    Mike L. Mar 13, 2019

    Excellent first issue, cannot wait for more.

  • 10
    ComicRelief Mar 16, 2019

    Perfect in every way. Wow!

  • 9.0
    Deadlybeavis Mar 13, 2019

    Okay, I'm on board. This was an awesome debut.

  • 8.0
    Raist819 Mar 13, 2019

    Decent first issue of something that has to potential to be great if the “Christians are evil and also white/male privilege” narrative doesn’t completely take over the book.

  • 7.5
    Sal Mar 14, 2019

    Little Bird is a challenging story set in an alternate future version of our world where people are fighting against a bloodthirsty government army led by a bloodthirsty religious zealot.

    Little Bird’s mother is leading the last of a resistance against the “United Nations of America”, a fanatical religious organization that is invading Canada in pursuit of their Holy Empire. She will do anything to protect her lands, including sending her daughter alone across the Canadian Rockies in search of “The Axe”, an unstoppable warrior that may be the last salvation for the North and the World.

    It might sound a bit confusing to you - don’t worry, it is, but it is. Also worth the time it might take to make some sen more

  • 10
    Greg Hound Mar 11, 2019

  • 10
    Korma Bones Mar 13, 2019

  • 9.5
    Veido Mar 16, 2019

  • 9.0
    sovereignsfall18 Mar 13, 2019

  • 9.0
    Grape Ape Mar 20, 2019

  • 8.0
    Josecab79 Mar 14, 2019

  • 7.5
    Phil B. Mar 18, 2019

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