By Robert “Rob Base” Greenwood
I never get that feeling of excitement much anymore in comics. I have become a cynic in my own world and this makes me sad. When I received an advance copy of The Crow skinning the wolves my first thought was “how will this great property get destroyed this time?”
I was completely (and I mean) completely wrong !
The story is one part Maus and one part Gore Shriek and I mean that lovingly. The art work and story may not measure up to Maus completely but it’s placement in time and history does. The story follows a Man who is on the road to revenge and his victims are Nazis. So right off the bat you have a strong contender for the least loved villains ever!
I fell head over heels with the story and the style of story. It is James O’Barr at his all-time best and his love for his franchise [The Crow] shows in this book. I hope he has found his place in the world of comics and I hope he is happy there! Cause for me it’s in the pages of this collection. IDW has another big one and they know it!
O’Barr dedicates this book to Harvey Kurtzman, cartoonist and editor best know for Mad Magazine and Playboy’s Little Annie Fannie strip, and Jack Davis, cartoonist and illustrator known for Mad Magazine and The Crypt-Keeper, this alone shows class.
The Crow – Skinning The Wolves gets a 5/5! Thank you Mr. O’Barr and welcome back!
The Crow: Skinning the Wolves TP
In this all-new tale James O’Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing story set in a concentration camp in 1945 Europe. The night train is being unloaded. And one of the passengers is making a return visit…
Writer: O’Barr, James
Artist: Terry, Jim
Cover Artist: O’Barr, James
Format: TRADE PAPERBACK
On Sale June 05, 2013
Diamond Id: MAR130420