IDW Publishing has announced that the original creator of The Crow, James O'Barr, is returning to the character once more with an upcoming mini-series.  The Crow: Skinning the Wolves will be a three issue series debuting in December.  O'Barr will be backed by artist Jim Terry to create a new story.

“I’ve been wanting to see a new Crow project from James O’Barr for a lot longer than we’ve had the Crow license,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief, “and what James has lined up for Skinning the Wolves and beyond is definitely delivering on those expectations.”

Skinning the Wolves is set in a concentration camp in 1945.  The spirit of vengeance is dispatched once again, this time in response to one of the greatest atrocities that history has ever seen as well as the evil that is ultimately behind it.  

"This is a story I've had planned for ages; 20 years maybe. It’s a tough tightrope to walk, using a concentration camp as a setting for a story, but I took care in not exploiting the situation for entertainment purposes. I did layouts and a rough story outline, but got sidetracked with the increasing popularity of the original film and graphic novel of The Crow and never found the time to finish it,” said O’Barr. “I met Jim Terry a few years ago and was really truly impressed with his Eisneresque style and thought it would be perfect for him. He’s gone above and beyond my expectations and I'm very proud of him and this book."

So is this going to be The Crow vs. Hitler?  That is a comic that I would want to read.  Either way, I'm a fan of the franchise, so I'm looking forward to this new take on the character, especially with O'Barr returning.  What do you think of The Crow: Skinning the Wolves?

 

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