The Crow: Special Edition

· Sold by Simon and Schuster
214 reviews

About this ebook

The definitive edition of the classic graphic novel—including never-before-seen material and a new introduction by the author.

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 fierce, intelligent, and unforgettable as when it was first conceived.

Suggested for mature readers.

Ratings and reviews

214 reviews
Travis Stutsman (Simple Complexity Studios)
February 23, 2021
Used to have this in paperback. Classic, amazing, and for those who have seen the movie, but NOT yet read this masterpeice, warning! *almost spoiler alert* it is NOT the same as the movie, it's WAY better! (Hey, I'm not knocking it, the movie, of course, is really amazing, and captured the 'essence' and the 'feel', and still is an absolutely astounding cinemagraphic embodyment. BUT, the 'source' material, is even bigger, with different origin of Eric, and a few extra insights into both Eric's charachter, and the 'bad guys' and if you loved the movie, you will definately enjoy this, and most likely, appreciate the film even more. I've had the rare pleasure of meeting James O'Barr himself, in a casual, personal setting, and he is a truly passionate artist, and a wellspoken, inspiring person to talk to. There is SO much colorfully emotive style to not just see, but FEEL as you read it, and it's done with his use of JUST black and white, that every page in The Crow expresses.
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Villiams 2613
August 16, 2023
I've always enjoyed The Crow movie, but never got to read the original comic. Well no time like the present.
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Katherine Combs
June 9, 2024
I watched the 1994 movie The Crow and always wanted to read the comic that it was based on. I enjoyed this as Eric does his investigating and his quest for revenge. Must read. Warning: blood, violence, and sexual situations.
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James O’Barr is a writer and accomplished painter who resides in Texas.

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