There's a lot to like about Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain's upcoming Angel Catbird graphic novel, but I think the thing that really grabbed me about it is that it's exactly what it says on the cover. It is literally the story of a new superhero who is part-angel, part-cat, and part-bird, and in these uncertain times, I appreciate a book that's being straightforward with its readers.

But now, I have something else to be excited about. As we head towards the release of Angel Catbird Volume 1 in September, Dark Horse has already announced the upcoming Angel Catbird Vol. 2: To Castle Catula, in which Angel Catbird will face off against a devil-winged half-cat half-Dracula --- and there is no way that I'm not reading that comic the second it comes out.

Check the cover of the upcoming Volume 2 below, plus the previously released preview for Volume 1!



The solicitation from Dark Horse is as follows:

Angel Catbird Volume 1 TP

Margaret Atwood (W), Johnnie Christmas (A/Cover), and Tamra Bonvillain (C)

On sale Sept 6
FC, 112 pages
TP, 6” x 9”

Internationally best-selling and respected novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate for one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of 2016!

A young genetic engineer is accidentally mutated by his own experiment when his DNA is merged with that of a cat and an owl. What follows is ahumorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure—with a lot of cat puns.

• Margaret Atwood’s first original graphic novel!

• Atwood has been published in over thirty-five countries, is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays, and has won the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, the Premio Mondello, and more.

• Features bonus content by David Mack, Matt Kindt, Tyler Crook, and more!