• Gina Greenlee, Author

DC Comics Offers Central Park Birder Chris Cooper’s Graphic Novel for Free

Updated: Nov 2, 2020


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DC Announces Represent! Stories of Personal Experiences,

Unheard Voices, and Social Revolution


On September 29, 2020, American comics publisher DC announced a new digital-first series, Represent! Designed to showcase and introduce creators traditionally underrepresented in the mainstream comic book medium, the Represent! series launches with It’s a Bird by Christian Cooper, Alitha E. Martinez, Mark Morales, Emilio Lopez, and Rob Clark Jr.


Christian Cooper

This first chapter, It’s a Bird, is available now, offered for free on participating digital platforms including readdc.com, Comixology, Amazon Kindle, Apple Books, and more. Additional chapters of Represent! will be available digitally in 2021.


Kindle Cloud Reader




I just downloaded the first chapter to

my kindle cloud reader! Woo hoo!

Thank you, DC.






Christian Cooper


It’s a Bird is a semi-fictionalized account of Christian Cooper’s very real evolution from a kid with a pair of binoculars to a man in an unexpected media spotlight after an altercation with a woman walking her dog in Central Park.




Learn more about the story and artist collaborators, Cooper, Martinez, Morales, Lopez and Clark. Also, DC encourages you to share this story with friends and family and to talk about how you can inspire change in your communities.