The Crow: Memento Mori #1

Writer: Roberto Recchioni, Micol Beltramini Artist: Werther Dell'edera Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 28, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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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.
•  Each issue also includes a short story by Micol Beltramini and Angelo Mennillo!

  • 10 - Nicole Drum Mar 28, 2018

    The Crow: Memento Mori is a rare thing. Not only is it absolutely stunning visually -- Werther Dell'Edera's art and Giovanna Niro's colors are gorgeous and perfect for the feel of the issue -- but the story is striking while also bringing something new to the table. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Adam T Bennett Oct 3, 2018

    My overall impression of this book is that its worth a read, I liked it a lot and I recommend you check it out. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Comicsverse - Jennyfer Macoto Mar 28, 2018

    Roberto Recchioni and Werther Dell'Edera have a new Crow! Bringing in the dark, nitty and gritty, THE CROW: MEMENTO MORI #1 establishes the perfect mood in the first few pages for this dark tale of revenge and retribution. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Apr 3, 2018

    The Crow: Memento Mori delivers a powerful return for the concept. It's one that can work very well and this new iteration deals with the fallout of attacks we've seen all too often in today's headlines. With all the attacks David unleashes in this debut issue, I have to wonder where he can go next. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 27, 2018

    Look, I am a huge fan of James O'Barr's original The Crow comic and of the originalmovie. I know The Crow has not fared well in other mediasince the first movie (thereboot may finally get made), but therehave been some pretty solid comics (check out The Crow: Curare). So far The Crow: Memento Mori may be another solid installment to the comic book series. Dark-humored dialoguecombined with picturesque art give this troy a fantastic feeling. I feel like the creative team is hitting everything I want in a The Crow story. The creators feel like they have an interesting story that they are just starting. Plus really you can't go wrong with Matteo Scalera backup story. That dude is fantastic! Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comicosity - Keith Callbeck Mar 28, 2018

    The backup story, Buried Virtue, is a beautifully-drawn story that unfortunately does not have enough space to develop into anything. Dinisio's colors add a lot to the thin four-pager. I wish this warrior woman story would have been given its own issue to breath a bit. A bite-sized piece that left me wanting. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Jun 3, 2018

    All in all, I thought this was ok, pretty much standard fare for a first issue, I don't want to be clichd about this, but if you liked the crow you will probably like this. For the rest, it is hard, to sum up, if you didn't go through a nihilistic phase in the 90s where you wore black nail polish and black lipstick there is a good chance you were never that enthralled with gothic scene anyway, and because this book captures the essence of the crow quite well it might not be for you. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Flickering Myth - Calum Petrie Mar 31, 2018

    Overall Memento Mori delivers a lovely stylised telling of a new Crow story. The David tale was very basic in terms of story and took a few pages of religious literature to get into, though it was an opening issue and so it has many places to go from here. Read Full Review

  • 2.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Mar 30, 2018

    The Crow: Memento Mori #1 shows a ponderous franchise reduced to simple revenge fantasy. While the original tale and earlier sequels and adaptations were not perfect, most give the reader something more than brutal murder with a grinning protagonist. While the art and the backup story are solid enough, the main narrative leaves a vile taste in the mouth. Give this one a wide berth. Read Full Review

  • 2.0
    AiPT! - Michael Compton Apr 5, 2018

    Despite the book's disinterred main character, The Crow: Memento Mori fails to resurrect this all-too-tired franchise from the dead. Read Full Review

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