Dark Horse has announced Angel Catbird, the first original graphic novel from Booker Award-winning prose author Margaret Atwood. The first graphic novel in a planned series of three will launch in Fall 2016.

 Atwood is the author of The Blind Assassin, The Handmaid’s Tale and The Heart Goes Last; as well as being a poet, literary critic, and essayist. Art for the all-ages graphic novel series will be done by Johnnie Christmas (Sheltered, Murder Book). Each 6” x 9,” full-color trade paperback will have an MSRP of $10.99.

The story follows a superhero that is part owl, part cat, thanks to some spilled genetic Super-Splicer. The action-driven, pulp-inspired story will have plenty of humor, especially since the hero himself has some identity problems.  The series is published in tandem with conservation charity Nature Canada’s Keep Cats Safe and Save Bird Lives.