While it’s doubtful that fans of The Crow ever squee with delight (they're much to civil), today you may see them make an effort to do so. IDW Publishing announced a few short hours ago that they’d be publishing a new three-issue miniseries, The Crow: Skinning the Wolves, from the man that created the character, James O’Barr, and artist Jim Terry (Lie Down Low, Clown). This will be the first O’Barr-penned story featuring The Crow in quite some time.
The book takes place on a European concentration camp in 1945, where The Crow is dispatched “in response to one of history’s greatest atrocities and the ultimate evil that perpetrated 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,” O’Barr said in a press release. “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.”
The first issue of The Crow: Skinning the Wolves will be in stores this December.