Coming Soon: Margaret Atwood's CatBirdMan Comic

Coming Soon: Margaret Atwood's CatBirdMan Comic

Margaret Atwood has announced that she'll be writing a three-book graphic novel, set for release in 2016.

The main character? Angel Catbird. Part man, part owl, part cat, ALL JUSTICE. I assume. That last part about justice wasn't in the official release.

Atwood explains Angel's origin:

Due to some spilled genetic Super-Splicer, our hero got tangled up with both a cat and an owl; hence his fur and feathers, and his identity problems.

Although superheroes are newer territory for Atwood, she's no stranger to comics. She has a few short comic strips up on her web site, and she did a comic strip for This Magazine under the name Bart Gerrard in the 70's.

And she's not the first novelist to take a turn at comics. Stephen King, Chuck Palahniuk, Jonathan Lethem, Michael Chabon, Harlan Ellison, Duane Swierczynski. All of them have crossed over into comics with success.

All three books are set for release in 2016, and each volume will be priced at $11.

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