The Crow isn’t a character I’ve followed outside of the original movie so the news of O’Barr’s triumphant return is kind of lost on me. That being said the story looks to be very interesting and dark. Here’s the press release from IDW.
The Spirit of Vengeance Returns in THE CROW: CURARE!
San Diego, CA (March 26, 2013) – Proof positive that black wings of vengeance never cease their flapping, James O’Barr is back with another taut, dark The Crow series, THE CROW: CURARE.
When retired cop Joe Salk can’t shake a little girl’s unsolved murder, his life unravels. Alone in the shambles of his former life, his obsessions with justice and revenge his only propellants, the shadowy spirit of vengeance, and the young victim reach out to him. Over three-issues this June, fans will see just how well The Crow’s supernatural heat can thaw a cold case.
“It was a great return to form for James O’Barr on the previous The Crow: Skinning the Wolves miniseries, and seeing him tackle a present-day tale feels even more vital,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “
Written and lettered by O’Barr, featuring art by Antoine Dodé over O’Barr’s breakdowns, THE CROW: CURARE is bathed in furious darkness, but maintains The Crow’s signature quest for solace and hope.
Issue one will feature a painted wraparound cover by O’Barr, as well as covers by Dodé, and painter Miran Kim, too.