In the latest issue of Little Bird, the astonishing new title from Image, there is a lot happening.

The big fellow, Axe, leaves Elder’s Hope to destroy Northern Guard, and Little Bird is left behind to take out a small team of enemy soldiers. But then she stumbles upon a family secret that changes everything. And all does NOT go well.

It’s time to buckle down, to immerse ourselves in the highly imaginative universe of Darcy van Poelgeest (writer), Ian Bertram (artist) and Matt Hollingsworth (colourist).

This title is absolutely engrossing, entertaining and mind altering. It’s in the mood, it’s in the concepts and the drawings. The colours are somber, except when they’re cold and acerbic. The atmospheres are created, not made. Shock has value. Moebius has been channeled, and he is on Line One. It’s Metal Hurlant in the north, the great white north, and Bob and Doug are not far behind. It’s legal, it’s potent and imminently readable.

Image, Little Bird #3 of 5, $3.99 for 43 pages of story plus 5 pages of additional art, Rated M for 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!!