The Crow creator James Oâ€™Barr makes a much-celebrated return to his beloved character with his latest paranormal crime drama The Crow: Curare #1 from IDW Publishing.
Thanks to the strength of the Oâ€™Barrâ€™s writing and his tendency to NOT pull punches, dedicated fans of the The Crow tales will feel like theyâ€™ve been reunited with an old friend while readers new to the work will probably wonder if theyâ€™ve stumbled into a late-night cable series instead of a comic book.
Oâ€™Barr continues to deliver a surreal mix of plausible real-life horrors with supernatural vigilante justice in this launch. Down-on-his-luck detective Joe Salk is haunted, both figuratively and literally, by a case involving the brutal murder of a young girl. He becomes so consumed with trying to find justice for a victim that reminds him of his own children that he eventually causes his marriage and family life to crumble.
Even after retiring, Joe canâ€™t seem to shake the case that remains unsolved. As heâ€™s reaching the end of his rope (and with true Crow flavor), the girl’s spirit appears to him to try and prompt him to help find her killer.