The Crow Paperback – February 1, 1997
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- Item Weight : 1.1 pounds
- Paperback : 244 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0878162216
- ISBN-13 : 978-0878162215
- Product Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.75 x 10.25 inches
- Publisher : Kitchen Sink Pr; 7th Edition (February 1, 1997)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #194,844 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The artwork inside is just amazing; as an artist, I greatly appreciate seeing other people's work, and this is one I love looking at. Mr.O' Barr's style is unique, unlike anything I have seen; very dark and bold befitting the mood of the book, and also detailed--at times it can be soft and delicate, especially when dealing with flashbacks in certain panels involving Eric's fiancee, Shelly.
I haven't seen anything sexually explicit in here: may be a panel or two that displays Shelly topless in her underwear, or covered with a bed-sheet, but that (to me) isn't such a big deal. I rated "some sexual content" to be safe, however. It is violent as it's a love-revenge story; there are a lot of deaths, and they are very graphically and aggressively played out from what I have seen, but given what I saw in the movie it was more than expected.
The writing style is very interesting; the author pulls from different sources to really set the mood and state of mind for his main character, Eric. I have found I have to re-read and really take my time with this one, which I don't mind doing, because his style and the works used are intriguing to me. There are some parts that shock you, and at other times, will make you giggle after you read--a nice roller-coaster in wording that isn't dull and keeps moving, which I like very much.
Bottom line, if you have seen the movie and are curious as to it's origins, you should definitely check this out. A good friend recommended it after I told her I had fallen in love the the movie, and I haven't been disappointed by any means. I would not recommend letting children (10 and younger) read this due to the violence alone--some kids can handle that, some kids can't, so parents will have to judge that. It's a very dark read with heavy subject matter, and it is fantastic. I am now passing the torch down the line: go take a read at it, you'll love it!
I was not disappointed with my choice at all. I might not know how exactly the special edition differs from the original edition, but the additional material and the various front- and back-matter that came with the special edition enhanced my passion for the movie and the overall story. If you get this special edition, read everything between the front and back covers. It helps to set the tone of the narrative and provides fantastic insight into what James O'Barr bled into his story from his own unfortunate life experiences.
The disparity between O'Barr's original illustrations and his special edition exclusive illustrations was not at all jarring to me. Sure, there is a notable quality and experience gap, but the familiarity with his style helped to bridge that gap and provided a welcomed variety to the style choices.
A great buy overall. A definite treasure in my collection.
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I've sandwiched it between my other ones & they seem to be straightening without creases. Which is good. So please be careful when packaging these items.
The book arrived with the cover sheet folded...FOLDED!!!! Not acceptable.
It's "the" comic book for fudge sake.