Title: It's a Bird
Publisher: Vertigo (2004), (New York)
Publication Date: 2004
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: First Edition.
136 pages; full color. A genre-bending meta-graphic novel about Superman, but without the superhero making an appearance. Seagle explores the meaning of Superman in contemporary culture with examples drawn from his own life. 500 Essential Graphic Novels, no. 79: 'Beautifully painted. An unusual and extremely worthwhile book.' First edition (first printing). A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. A nearly flawless copy of a book with a fragile dust jacket. Issued simultaneously in paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 110126
Synopsis: 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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