Titled Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope, the book will include all five issues of the recently-concluded mini-series. This new edition will span 216 pages (many of the original comics were over-sized), adding 16 pages of making of features along with variant covers.
For those who missed it (first of all, shame on you, it was a really immersive and imaginative run of comics), Little Bird follows a North American continent consumed by three decades of war. It involves an American Empire that has gone ultra-nationalist and also theocratic. So too does it involve a 12-year-old girl who rises from the ashes of her people’s defeat to reignite a Canadian Resistance while searching for her own identity, past and future in a burning world. Bertram’s artwork was colored by Matt Hollingsworth and the story was lettered by Aditya Bidikar.
The full press release from Image Comics can be found below:
The bestselling, critically acclaimed miniseries by Ian Bertram (House of Penance) and Darcy Van Poelgeest—Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope—will be collected, in its entirety, into a hardcover edition and available from Image Comics this November.
In the world of Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope, 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.
Bertram first burst onto the scene with his haunting, macabre collaboration with Peter J. Tomasi on House of Penance, the eerie, unsettling comic series about the Winchester haunted house. He brings a similarly intricate inking style to the pages of Little Bird.
With 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 and Margaret Atwood’s Handmaid’s Tale.
Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope hardcover edition (ISBN 978-1534313453, Diamond Code AUG190079) collects all five issues of the miniseries and will be available in comic shops on Wednesday, November 20 and in bookstores on Tuesday, November 26. It can be pre-ordered with your local comic shop or on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, IndieBound, and Indigo.
The digital edition of Little Bird: The Fight for Elder’s Hope 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:“It. Is. Amazing.” —Patton Oswalt
“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…once you read this thing you’ll see what we mean.” —Nerdist
“Powerful and thought-provoking…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