Updated on 16 October, 2021
The Crow is an award winning, best selling, dark fantasy comic book series designed by James O'Barr. The Crow has been on the comic book market for five years and has been responsible for many an iconic image. The series follows the story of Strahm, a Crow who finds himself thrown back in time. With the help of his friends they battle against evil once again.
The Crow's first year of existence was pretty shaky. A new villain emerged that took over a local mall killing dozens of shoppers and injuring a number of innocent bystanders. The Crow tried to put a stop to this, but he couldn't have any success because no one in the real world knew how to stop this attack. The Crow comic book was canceled after the second month, but it did not go far. The original Crow went back to the grave and never returned.
The Crow has proven itself to be quite adept at picking up a new reader who loves the darker, horror genre of comics. The comic book is gothic in nature, as it features vampires and other supernatural creatures as well as ghosts and other paranormal beings. It has a number of unique takes on the macabre mythos and does a good job of telling the tale without going overboard. It has also been one of the most popular books within the "graphic novel" category of comics. One of the main reasons for this popularity has been the excellent portrayal of the character of The Crow.
The Crow has become popular because it is a unique take on the slasher film. Many readers identify with the Crow character since he often communicates through voodoo with the dead. Many readers also associate the Crow with the classic French horror film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The graphic novel was very well received in 2021 when DC Entertainment introduced it in their line of Newender comics. The first issue was a critical success and it has only picked up steam since then. The success of The Crow has also led to the creation of a number of high quality creator owned series featuring the character as well.
In the first issue, we meet Thomas Meyers, a man who works with an experimental serum that has the power to give the dead a second life. He accidentally touches the body of his deceased wife, Evelyn, while trying to save her from a vampire. She dies and then becomes trapped inside the serum. There she is forced to face the worst demons of the universe, which she does through a portal created by her recently deceased father.
While The Crow Comic can be enjoyed by both young and old viewers, it is the mature readers who will enjoy the most this comic. The original Crow graphic novel was written by Eric Draven with art by Steve Willens. The original Crow Comic book series is the main ongoing series and has been since its inception. There have been several other mini series, written by various authors, that are part of the original story. These have been released as individual issues, but some of them have been collected into a trade paperback.
The newest ongoing miniseries is The Crow: New Moon. The miniseries takes place five years following the events of the original Crow graphic novel. In this tale, Thomas Meyers is still alive and he is determined to clear his name and put an end to the dark secrets his family, the vampires, and other bad elements have been engaging in for decades. In order to accomplish this, he has enlisted the help of three other supernatural characters, as well as some new ones. An additional four tie-in characters have been added to the cast as well. This new miniseries has a lot of excitement, especially considering the fact that Draven has already created a world that looks and sounds much like that of modern day Los Angeles.
Based on the characters created by Charlene Harris, The Crow: New Moon focuses on the uneasy coexistence of the supernatural with our own modern day world. Readers will be happy to know that there is a pretty decent plot to follow, and the artwork is top notch. As always, DC Entertainment has handled the publishing of these comics, and the book's look and feel, while not holding a cutting edge look like some of their other series, has a fine degree of detail. If you enjoy vampire stories with a touch of humor, then this might be the book for you. Many readers have come to appreciate the wit and creativity that has been present in the comics since their beginnings, so don't miss out on this delightful addition to the crow line.