It's a Bird

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DC Comics, May 1, 2004 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 134 pages
Gorgeously painted by European artist, Teddy Kristiansen, IT'S A BIRD... is a Superman story that doesn't feature Superman at all. Rather, this unique graphic novel explores what the icon of Superman means to the world. Told from the perspective of an author who has written tales about Superman, this book explores the overwhelming effect that the Man of Steel has had on society. A compelling narrative told in a variety of experimental styles, IT'S A BIRD weaves two interlocking stories: one that ultimately explores our own mortality and another that dissects the symbolic and cultural elements which make up Superman's mythic importance. SUGGESTED FOR MATURE READERS.

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A very interesting take on the Superman mythology. A comics writer who has been assigned to write for Superman is trying to find a way into the mythology that feels true, despite a prejudice against ... Read full review

It's a Bird

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In the past 60-plus years, DC has found many ways to explore the myth and meaning of Superman, the most iconic character in comics, but none has been quite like this. In this semi-autobiographical ... Read full review


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