Comic Review: Little Bird #2 (Image Comics)

One of the most breathtaking titles to emerge on the indie scene, Little Bird, is here again with issue 2. This Image title written by a Canadian, Darcy Van Poelgeest […]

One of the most breathtaking titles to emerge on the indie scene, Little Bird, is here again with issue 2.

This Image title written by a Canadian, Darcy Van Poelgeest and illustrated by Ian Bertram (colours by Matt Hollingsworth) is remarkable for its ambition, complexity and sheer odd beauty.

Here’s the basic scenario: dystopia. A young Canadian girl is resisting an oppressive international government. It’s The United Nations of America and an evil Bishop.

Nothing in this tale is remotely THAT simple, of course. The plot is convoluted, the machinations are malevolent, and the meandering road to freedom is fraught with hazards.

There are beautiful moments here. Aboriginal overtones threaded together with an environmental awareness. Panels that will halt you in your tracks. Scenes of such awesomely organic imaginings that you will need to process them before moving on. It’s surreal, solid and full of treachery. Enjoy the journey!

Image, Little Bird #2 (of 5), $3.99 for 44 pages of content. Not rated, assume Teen +

Alan Spinney

About Alan Spinney

After a career of graphic design, art direction and copywriting, I still have a passion for words and pictures. I love it when a comic book comes together; the story is tight, and the drawings lead me forward. Art with words... the toughest storytelling technique to get right. Was this comic book worth your money? Let's see!!