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Comic Review: The Crow: Memento Mori #1
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The Crow: Memento Mori #1
“Memento Mori,” Part 1
Written by Roberto Recchioni
Art by Werther Dell’Edera
Colors by Giovanna Niro
Letters by Giovanni Marinovich
“Buried Virtue”
Short Story and Art by Matteo Scalera
Colors by Moreno Dinisio
Letters by Giovanni Marinovich
Covers by Werther Dell’Edera and Giovanna Niro; Davide Furnò; Matteo Scalera and Moreno Dinisio; Roberto Recchioni; Drew Moss
IDW Publishing
Release Date: March 28, 2018
Cover Price: $3.99

There are many iconic comics and characters that rose to fame in the nineties, but this one is one of my favorites. In The Crow: Memento Mori #1, we get to see the newest incarnation of James O’Barr‘s death defying creation. The premiere issue of this series contains the first parts of two very different tales.

In a classic reimagining of The Crow, “Memento Mori” focuses upon the vengeance of a young man who was killed during an attack on a Catholic procession. Though he was given final rites on the spot, his spirit demanded revenge for both his death and that of his girlfriend, Sarah. This is the beginning of what is sure to be a bloody tale of retribution.

The second story, “Buried Virtue,” is far shorter but revolves around a killer by the name of Hecatomb. Her journey to a desolate city is full of mystery and familiarity, all at once. She may not know why she feels the way she does but her companion crow certainly does. We are only given the briefest of introductions but surely we will gain clarity as the story progresses. The visual representations here tell a tale that belies the lack of knowledge.

I always enjoy new takes on old concepts and this is no exception. The art is dark and shadowed, lending itself to the ambiance for which The Crow is well-known. Any fans of the franchise will have an interest in this and I cannot wait for the next issue. Until then, I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!

James O’Barr’s iconic character returns in an original story developed by Edizioni BD in collaboration with IDW! Follow David, the new Crow, through the streets of Rome, as he seeks holy vengeance against the terrorists that murdered him and his girlfriend.

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The Crow: Memento Mori #1

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