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NYCC: The Crow returns in 2014

James O’Barr’s classic comic about vengeance of the supernatural kind is returning to stands courtesy of publisher IDW and author Frank Bill.

“I’ve always been a big fan of James O’Barr’s The Crow and his artwork,” said Frank Bill, “so when I was offered the opportunity to write my own version, I was blown away. I wanted to place my best foot forward, I knew I had some big shoes to fill.”

Now, before you Crow fans get all crazy, not only is Bill a big fan of O’Barr, but the Crow creator is actually directly involved in this new project too. O’Barr will be supplying the cover art for the series and he’s a fan of Bill’s in turn. So that’s a pretty good pedigree as far as Crow-approval goes.

“I’ve never seen lead characters take more brutally inventive abuse than the kind Frank Bill heaped on his characters in Crimes and Donnybrook. I’m excited to see Frank bring such a strong voice and visceral storytelling ability to comics, especially on something as well-suited to his skills as The Crow,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “It was great to find out that James O’Barr was equally intrigued by Frank’s work, comparing him to Jim Thompson and other literary greats.”

The new book, called The Crow: Pestilence, is being brought to life by Bill and artist Drew Moss and brings the character to the southwest. With a brand new cast of characters and a brand new Crow as well, Pestilence will explore crime and violence in the town of Juarez, Mexico. Expect to see it on shelves this coming Spring.

If you’re looking for more Crow right now though, O’Barr has actually already penned a pair of comics with the character for IDW with both Skinning The Wolves and Curare. Also on the way is a new feature film starring Luke Evans as the classic Eric Draven Crow.

No release date as of yet for that one, but we’ll keep you up to date.

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