ADVANCED REVIEW: ‘Little Bird,’ Issue #1

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Little Bird #1

I’m constantly on the lookout for new comics to read every week. Scavenging through comic shops or online, I just want to be able to find a comic series that will immediately grab my attention. Luckily, I was able to find a comic series that I knew I just had to read in Image Comics’ latest release, Little Bird #1.

Little Bird #1, which is published by Image Comics, is a series written by Darcy Van Poelgeest, illustrated by Ian Bertram with the coloring by Matt Hollingsworth, and the lettering by Aditya Bidikar. The series is centered around a world that’s been completely taken over by an oppressive American regime. The story’s central character, Little Bird, is on a mission to bring down the regime while also coming to terms with who she is in this new world.

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I started Little Bird, but I’m now very much looking forward to the next chapter. The pacing of the overall story in the comic was very well done. Never once did I find myself confused or feel like the story itself didn’t know where it was going. Little Bird #1 began to build itself up more and more with each page and the suspense left me so I just had to know what was going to happen next. Either with comics or other pieces of literature, I can definitely appreciate whenever a story does this.

The concept of the series far exceeded any expectations that I could’ve come up with and feels like it could be taken as a commentary of what’s been happening the past two years in terms of U.S. politics, which could turn people off from reading. But personally, it’s one of the most creative concepts I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Normally, the oppressive regimes fall under a certain category, those who want world domination, but this is much more creative. This is a non-spoiler review, so I won’t get too much into it, but I’m hoping to see more on how the oppressive American regime came about.

The attention to detail put into world-building is incredible. Everything was explained at precise moments without giving too much away. With the writing and art style complimenting each other very well, they’re able to bring this world to life. The action sequence is incredible. I can tell how much hard work and dedication the creative team put in to create this comic.

Having gone from not knowing a single thing about Little Bird, I can say with full confidence that I really enjoyed reading it. The world-building, characters, and overall concept of the series is sure to attract many readers. The last few pages set up the second installment perfectly. Even though this is a limited series, I’m looking forward to seeing where Little Bird’s adventure goes from here.

Little Bird is available March 13, 2019, wherever comic books are sold.

Little Bird #1
5

TL;DR

Having gone from not knowing a single thing about Little Bird, I can say with full confidence that I really enjoyed reading it. The world-building, characters, and overall concept of the series is sure to attract many readers. The last few pages set up the second installment perfectly.