A deep engagement with history, mythology and the natural world combine to forge a work of impressive and unsettling force. ´English poetry has found a new hero and nobody will be able to read or write verse now without the black shape of Crow falling across the page.´ Peter Porter
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 fiancee´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.