The Crow by J. O'Barr
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When James O’Barr poured the pain and anguish of a personal tragedy into the drawings that comprise The Crow, his intensely cathartic story of Eric—who returns from the dead to avenge his and his fiancée’s murder at the hands of a street gang—resonated with readers around the world. Now, the illustrated tale that became the “thrilling” (Los Angeles Daily News) and “spectacular” (Chicago Tribune) screen triumph is re-released in an expanded version the author originally intended, complete at last with:

Thirty pages of never-before-seen artwork, including a new closing segment, “Sparklehorse,” and the touching new scene, “An August Noel”

A new Introduction by James O’Barr

Lost sequences restored using the artist’s original technique

This is The Crow like you’ve never seen it before—the powerful journey of an avenging angel and a celebration of true love . . . as fierce, intelligent, and unforgettable as when it was first conceived.

Suggested for mature readers.
 

About J. O'Barr

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James O'Barr live in Detroit, Michigan.
 
Published July 26, 2011 by Gallery Books. 272 pages
Genres: Comics & Graphic Novels, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror. Fiction

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"The Crow," starring the late Brandon Lee, is like one long fright night.

May 11 1994 | Read Full Review of The Crow: Special Edition

Horror News Net

However, it was the early graphic novels of James O’Barr that captured the original essence of the Crow legacy introducing to us a rather haunted, tortured soul who was bent on vengeance for being wronged by the cruel world he and his girlfriend lived in.

Oct 03 2011 | Read Full Review of The Crow: Special Edition

Fear Net

Here's the official press release from IDW's The Crow (you can see a gallery of five pages from the comic, sans words and coloring, below):"Proving that the spirit of vengeance is timeless, Bram Stoker Award-winning author and co-screenwriter of the original The Crow film, John Shirley, has teame...

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Comic Book Resources

Themes of death and rebirth are also less clear-cut in Shirley's story than in O'Barr's "The Crow."

Jul 16 2012 | Read Full Review of The Crow: Special Edition

Major Spoilers

IDW Publishing will produce several comics series in the universe of James O’Barr’s classic The Crow comics and based on the upcoming feature film.

Mar 27 2013 | Read Full Review of The Crow: Special Edition

Major Spoilers

IDW Publishing will produce several comics series in the universe of James O’Barr’s classic The Crow comics and based on the upcoming feature film.

Mar 27 2013 | Read Full Review of The Crow: Special Edition

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Andrew Kukulski 11 May 2013

Rated the book as 5 out of 5