The Crow: Special Edition

The Crow Special Edition 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 fian

  • Title: The Crow: Special Edition
  • Author: James O'Barr
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 370
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 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 fianc e 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 spectacWhen 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 fianc e 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.

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    1. I doubt I even need to introduce The Crow to anyone as at least the movie should be familiar to majority of us, and am sure majority also knows that this is a product of James O'Barrs personal pain, guilt and regret he experienced for a long time after his love was killed by a drunk driver. I don't think any review could do justice for this comic, so I am not gonna even try to go deeper into it, but will say that the emotions behind the words and art are deeply felt, and I am not a bit surprised [...]

    2. Sometimes hard to follow. Art is also inconsistent as hell. Sometimes amazing. Sometimes bad. I get some made in the 80's and 90's verses some done now however it was distracting. Also plot is simple. What worked though? The relationship. I felt it through these pages. I also loved the way Eric just killed guys without remorse, because it's what they deserved, and you felt the revenge and anger through each kill. What they did to him and his wife was inexcusable and a easy death would be too sma [...]

    3. Eric and Shelly are a young couple in love, poor but happy. They are very deeply in love, in fact, Shelly remarking that her love for Eric was so deep that it sometimes frightened her. That immense a love. Well, imagine one night, broken down on the side of the road, a car full of drug-addled deviates pass by and then decide to stop. Unable to control their own impulses and high on the rock and the desire to inflict pain, they shoot Eric and brutalize Shelly before kicking her head in. Shelly is [...]

    4. The Crow is an example of how truly amazing something can turn out if you put your heart into it. That's clichéd as heck, but it's true, or at least it is was for James O'Barr. He has stated that he wrote this book because he couldn't get over the regret of what he felt to be his part in his girlfriend's death, and it really shows. The Crow is deeply personal, raw, and beautiful. It's a book riddled with violence and death and yet throughout it's strangely touching. And the artwork is just as g [...]

    5. I saw the movie for the first time when I was 12 years old. I still remember that day, it was a Sunday evening, when they were passing The Crow on tv. It made such an impact for me, and it became one of my favorite films of all the time. Even till this day, is one of my favorites. Years later, when I found out if was face on a graphic novel, I decided I waned to read it. It took me a while to actually get the graphic novel, but once I did, I read slow. I'm a fast reader but with The Crow I waned [...]

    6. ~I'm talking about the Physical Book~I watched the film before I read the book so I had some knowledge of what was going on and what was changed in the film, and when I bought it and read it, I almost cried. I knew what O'Barr was going through at the time of making this, and seeing his sadness through the pictures that he drew made it a little bit more real. With the Special Edition, the things that were added made the story easier to read since it was choppy the first run through. Also, the ad [...]

    7. I have heard good things about this story and when I found this book at New York Comic Con I knew I had to read it. I wasn't disappointed as this story was gritty, exciting, and saddening. I felt bad for the character of Eric and even for the writer James O'Barr as he wrote this during a really dark time in his life. In the introduction note for the story, he has had a hard time forgiving himself for his girlfriend's death as well as Brandon Lee's during the film adaptation. I really recommend r [...]

    8. The crow is story about love, pain, and revenge; however at it's very core it's about morning. The anguish in the book feels so raw yet somehow there is beauty within the darkness. This special edition just elevates story even more with the heartbreaking letter from the author and poignant arkwork. The only negative I can muster is that the beautiful thick glossy pages seem to leave every finger print behind. I definitely recommend this as a must read.

    9. Absolutely stunning. The art work is hauntingly beautiful and the story is dark and soulful. It’s nearly impossible to not be moved by this gorgeous special edition.

    10. ClassicI never saw the movie and a friend had mentioned interest in reading this work, so I also picked it up. I was not disappointed as this is truly an outstanding piece. The story is as dark and gruesome as I prefer my titles and the artwork matches the intensity of the writing. James O'Barr is a master of his craft.

    11. If you're going to read The Crow, read this edition. It's leagues better than the original TPB, and it's how James O'Barr wanted it released in the first place.

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