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The complete Angel Catbird

by Atwood, Margaret, 1939-

Format: Print Book 2018
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Upper St. Clair Township Library Graphic Books GRAPHIC ANGEL CATBIRD
Location  Upper St. Clair Township Library
Collection  Graphic Books
A genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident all of a sudden finds himself with superhuman abilities. With these new powers he takes on the identity of Angel Catbird and gets caught in the middle of a war between animal/human hybrids. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, educational, and pulp-inspired superhero adventure - with a lot of cat puns. Now with previously unpublished art from Atwood herself.
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 Graphic novels.
Superheroes -- Fiction.
Genetic engineering -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Publisher Milwaukie, OR :2018
Edition First edition.
Contributors Christmas, Johnnie, artist.
Bonvillain, Tamra, colorist.
Piekos, Nate, letterer.
Language English
Description 313 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781506704562
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