Angel Catbird. Volume 1

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year.On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure - with a lot of cat puns.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Though it's probably not what you'd expect from the literary luminary, Atwood's foray into comic books is nothing if not spirited, imbued as it is with campy elements iconic of classic comics. Strig Feleedus is pumped for his new job working on a gene-splicing serum, even if his snooty boss is too demanding. But what happens next changes everything: after a calculated car crash involving Strig, his cat, a nearby owl, and a flask of the serum, he wakes up a new man. Well, a new man-cat-owl. Meanwhile, his sexy coworker and fellow cat-person, Cate, reveals a whole underworld of animal-human hybrids. It's a kooky story, but, given Atwood's inspiration, coupled with her passion for cat care and bird conservation (linked issues, she argues), that's hardly a surprise. Christmas' cinematic, action-rich panels nicely capture Atwood's story in rich colors and naturalistic figures. In keeping with the cat- and bird-care themes, footnotes with helpful tips appear every so often. It might not be groundbreaking stuff, but this nostalgic romp will likely delight many comics fans.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2016 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Atwood's (The Handmaid's Tale; Oryx and Crake) fiction is often complex and challenging to read, but in her first foray into the world of graphic novels, her wickedly funny sensibility as a poet shines through. The tale starts with the transformation of Strig Feeledus, who is struck by a car and finds himself bathed in a secret formula the driver (his boss) was carrying. Strig is now able to morph into a half-cat, half-bird humanoid hybrid, and he realizes that there are others like him. He and his comrades, including Cate Leone and Count Catula, must be on guard against the ratlike Muroid, who looks like he won't be satisfied with anything less than world domination. Christmas is just the right illustrator for Atwood's narrative, not just because of his talent for drawing all things avian, rodent, and feline, but because of his acute understanding of how the human form changes when combined with these creatures. His illustrations also do an excellent job of showcasing Atwood's humor. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Genetic engineering -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Superheroes -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Action and adventure comics.
Superhero comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Christmas, Johnnie, artist.
Dark Horse Books, publisher.
Language English
Notes Volume 1 of a trilogy.
Description 82 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
ISBN 9781506700632
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