The Crow: Pestilence #1

The Crow: Pestilence #1

Writer: Frank Bill Artist: Drew Moss Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: March 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Juarez, Mexico. A young boxer, Salvador, refuses to take a fall, but has no problem taking a vicious drug gang's pay-off. When they take their lethal revenge on the Salvador and his family, he returns as THE CROW, in search of vengeance...and forgiveness.

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Mar 12, 2014

    The Crow: Pestilence is proving to be a fitting addition to the Crow franchise with Salvador proving to be a fitting successor to the previous Crow's. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Cody "The Thorverine" Ferrell Mar 12, 2014

    The Crow Pestilence is a great introduction for a new miniseries with a lot of promise. Bill has a good handle on The Crow and what he can do, so now we get to see him in action. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Mar 13, 2014

    “The Crow: Pestilence” #1 starts off solidly but needs more to deliver the bloody goods. I'm hoping now that the origin story has been told, we can get to the core elements of the narrative. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Craig Schroeder Mar 19, 2014

    Issue 1 of The Crow: Pestilence isnt a perfect book. But, then again, its based on a far from perfect film franchise and ultimately elevates the source material. Its a lot of fun, but I wish the creators would quit pulling the leash and let us see how wild a super-natural, crow-induced revenge story can get. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Mar 13, 2014

    How did The Crow: Pestilence fair compared to its IDW counterparts? Average. It's not the worst Crow story I've read, but it certainly didn't grab my attention or even attempt to break the mold (at least not with this issue). It may be worth checking out the second issue, but if it continues on this path I don't seem much reason to come back to a story we all know the outcome too due to the pre-established formula of the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Dante Buccieri Mar 11, 2014

    This tale has a lot of upside and I suspect it'll get better with issues 2 and 3, but the choice of artist and lack of a compelling Crow make this first issue a little weak. Is it a bad story? No. Are the creators bad at their crafts? No. Even the best players strike out every now and then. This is not a great issue, but it's not poor; it's just a mediocre issue by some decent talent. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephanie Estes Mar 16, 2014

    I tried really hard to keep this review as objective as I could. I am aware that The Crow has a sizable cult following, and I may catch a lot of crap for my mostly negative review. So, should you go buy the book? Maybe. I will admit that I didnt like much of anything about the book (read: I hated it all), but when I tried I couldnt quite put my finger on why. This leads me to the conclusion that its really and truly just a person opinion, and you may very well like the book very much, particularly if you have enjoyed The Crow titles in the past. Read Full Review

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