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War Bears: Margaret Atwood Returns to Comics With Ken Steacy For a New Series

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It sounds like Margaret Atwood enjoys making comics.  Let’s face it, she’s got plenty of options and she’s back to do another series for Dark Horse.

This time out, she’s writing War Bears with the Eisner Award-winning Ken Steacy.  It’s the story of the early days of the Toronto comics scene and one cartoonists struggles with the industry in the 1940s.  The series will run three issues and start in September.

Then in October The Complete Angel Catbird will collect the graphic novel series Atwood did with Johnnie Christmas and Tamra Bonvillain in one 320 page volume.

Official PR follows:

Dark Horse has purrfect additions for Margaret Atwood fans’ bookshelves! From the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Handmaid’s Tale, comes War Bears, a historical fiction comic series that traces the Golden Age of comic books, and The Complete Angel Catbird, a trade collection of the #1 New York Times bestselling graphic novel.

War Bears is Margaret Atwood’s latest foray into the graphic novel medium alongside visual storyteller Ken Steacy (Astro BoyIron ManTempus Fugitive). Steacy is an Eisner and Inkpot Award-winning creator and Canadian Comic Book Hall of Fame Inductee. War Bears follows comic book creator Al Zurakowski, who dreams of making it big in the early world of Canadian comics publishing. Al creates Oursonette, a fictional Nazi-fighting superheroine, at the peak of World War II. This three-issue miniseries explores the early days of comics in Toronto, a brutal war that greatly strains Al personally and professionally, and how the rise of post-war American comics put an end to his dreams.

The Complete Angel Catbird is a beautiful trade collection of the New York Times bestselling Angel Catbird graphic novel series. Artist Johnnie Christmas (Firebug) and colorist Tamra Bonvillain (Doom Patrol) joined Margaret Atwood on the critically acclaimed three-volume series. Dark Horse published Angel Catbird in tandem with Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives, an initiative led by Nature Canada, the oldest conservation charity in Canada. Angel Catbird follows the adventures of a genetic engineer caught in the middle of a chemical accident as he discovers new 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.

The first issue of War Bears goes on sale September 5, 2018, and will be available for preorder at your local comic shop for $4.99 soon.

The Complete Angel Catbird goes on sale October 03, 2018, and is available for preorder on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and at your local comic shop. The 320-page trade collection retails for $24.99.

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