The Crow: Skinning the Wolves #1

The Crow: Skinning the Wolves #1

Writer: James O'Barr Artist: Jim Terry, James O'Barr Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: December 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4
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James O'Barr returns to The Crow! In this special three-part tale, O'Barr and artist Jim Terry craft a harrowing tale set at a death camp in 1940s Germany, where a simple game of chess turns deadly, leading to the creation of a new Crow, giving new meaning to the term Gotterdammerung ("Death of the Gods")!

  • 7.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Dec 14, 2012

    For all of the skill on display, The Crow: Skinning the Wolves feels a bit typical. It fits snugly into the modern tropes of the modern "historical revenge" sort of fantasy that industrial scale suffering seems to have unleashed on our culture, and its voice is a little too reliant on an early 90s Sandman sort of vibe. Still, the book manages to satisfy, and while there are some elements that feel very derivative, it manages to avoid the cliche. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - GeorgeShunick Dec 15, 2012

    That said, while theres plenty of action and implications for further issues, there still isnt necessarily a lot that actually happens in this issue. The dialogue is sparse as well, and although thats not necessarily a criticism, there are certain characters like the Crow himself whose dialogue seems rather generic for the most part. Still, this isnt enough to overcome the solid aspects of this first issue. Definitely worth checking out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Dec 12, 2012

    The Crow: Skinning the Wolves#1 somehow manages to fly by whilesimultaneouslygetting the series off to a slow start. Neither problem, however (if the first can even be called that), is enough to derail the story's powerful emotional resonance. Still, there must be a lot of ground left to cover, and with only two issues to go, we're already behind. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Dec 12, 2012

    I’ll probably keep reading this mini until it finishes because it does a lot right and I find it’s setting to be very interesting. For once the WWII angle isn’t completely played out and works with the story. It’s hard to imagine that this is coming from the same company as the ongoing (I believe it’s an ongoing), granted it does have the return of the creator to the property he made popular; but this is leaps and bounds better. If you gave up on the Crow like I did, give this another shot. Read Full Review

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