Review: Angel Catbird, Volume 1

Title: Angel Catbird, Volume 1
Author: Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas
Genre: Graphic Novel
Publisher: Dark Horse
Source: Purchased
Format: Paperback
Release Date: September 6, 2016
Rating: ★★★★


Goodreads Synopsis:

Lauded novelist Margaret Atwood and acclaimed artist Johnnie Christmas collaborate on one of the most highly anticipated comic book and literary events of the year!

On a dark night, young genetic engineer Strig Feleedus is accidentally mutated by his own experiment and merges with the DNA of a cat and an owl. What follows is a humorous, action-driven, pulp-inspired superhero adventure– with a lot of cat puns.

Published in over thirty-five countries, Margaret Atwood is one of the most important living writers of our day and is the author of more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays. Her work has won the Man Booker Prize, the Giller Prize, Premio Mondello, and more. Angel Catbird is her first graphic novel series.


This was actually one of the first books I reviewed on my blog about two and a half years ago. I wanted to reread it before reading the rest of the series, and also because it is a great graphic novel!

I love that this is Margaret Atwood’s first graphic novel. In the foreword, she talks about how she loved graphic novels when she was a kid, so this was a natural thing for her to write. I could really relate to her!

There are great facts about cats throughout the story, including foods that are poisonous to cats and the amount of birds that cats kill every year. I didn’t know these things before reading this book, so they were interesting facts. This also brings awareness to important issues concerning cats.

I love this cat bird hybrid superhero!

What to read next:

Angel Catbird, Volume 2: To Castle Catula by Margaret Atwood, Johnnie Christmas

Have you read Angel Catbird, Volume 1? What did you think of it?


Author: jilljemmett

Jill lives in Toronto, Canada. She has studied English, Creative Writing, and Publishing. Jill is the creator and content producer of Jill’s Book Blog, where she has published a blog post every day for the last four years, including 5-7 book reviews a week. She can usually be found with her nose in a book.

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