Issue #1 of Little Bird, from Image, hits stride in a fast and unique way.

The visuals by Ian Bertram are simply wonderful. The line style is reminiscent of Moebius and other French-language artists from Metal Hurlant (or Heavy Metal). Detailed, surreal, poetically rendered with care and attention.

There is indeed attention paid to the story and art in Little Bird. Writer Darcy Van Poelgeest brings us the tale of aboriginals in British Columbia Canada who are being invaded by American Christian military forces. It isn’t long until Little Bird’s life has changed forever. He must seek help from stronger forces!

It’s a battle alright, between traditional and organized religion, with a lot of symbolism and metahuman activity thrown into the mix. Check this one out, it’s well worth paying attention to. Plus, at 44 pages, it’s great value for your hard earned money.

Image Comics, Little Bird #1, $3.99 for 44 pages of content. Mature

By 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!!