Your Phoenix CW’s Adam Waltz reports on some new graphic novels coming from The Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood, including War Bears and the trade collection The Complete Angel Catbird.
A bit more info from Dark Horse about these Margaret Atwood projects:
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.
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.