Industry abuzz for breakout hit LITTLE BIRD, debut issue rushed back to print
May 1, 2019
PORTLAND, OR 5.1.2019 — Award-winning director/screenwriter Darcy Van Poelgeest and fan-favorite artist Ian Bertram’s breakout miniseries Little Bird is being rushed back to print to keep up with increasing customer demand.
In the world of Little Bird, North America has been devastated by three decades of war as the American Empire expands under an ultra-nationalist, theocratic government. But from the ashes of defeat rises Little Bird, a 12-year-old girl who sets out to reignite the Canadian Resistance and discover her own identity in a world on fire.
Featuring 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 in a science-fiction style reminiscent of Alejandro Jodorowsky.
Little Bird #1, third printing (Diamond Code MAR198649) will be available on Wednesday, May 29. The final order cutoff deadline for comics shop retailers is Monday, May 6.
The digital edition of Little Bird #1 will also be available for purchase across many digital platforms, including the official Image Comics iOS app, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, comiXology, and Google Play.
Select praise for Little Bird:
“Packed with rich ideas and executed with precision and passion. It’s a comic that could be a cool movie in the future, but it succeeds because the creative team values the things that make comic books a unique form of storytelling.” —The Onion’s AV Club
“We’ll accept any excuse for more of Bertram’s horror-tinged Otomo-esque aesthetic.” —Paste Magazine
“Little Bird is nothing short of a masterpiece and we're only one issue in. We realize how insane that sounds, but once you read this thing you'll see what we mean.” —Nerdist
“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.” —ComicBook.com
“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.” —Impulse Gamer
“Dark, surreal, and addictive.” —Comic Book Resources