IDW has just given fans of The Crow series something to get up and cheer about!
The Crow Flies Again
All-new series plus fan-favorite reprints coming in 2012
San Diego, CA (July 21, 2011)—At San Diego Comic-Con today, IDW Publishing and Edward R. Pressman Film Corporation announced an all-new series of The Crow comics, beginning in 2012. IDW Publishing will produce several comics series in the universe of James O’Barr’s classic The Crow comics and based on the upcoming feature film. Additionally, IDW will offer collector’s editions of all existing The Crow comics.
“I’m glad to see The Crow land at IDW,” said Ted Adams, the company’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “I edited the last Crow series when I ran Todd McFarlane’s comics in the late ‘90’s, and we’re looking forward to bringing this classic character back to the medium in 2012 at IDW.”
Originally a comic series created by James O’Barr in the early 1980s, The Crow comic series was first published by Caliber Press in 1989. The concept was adapted into a blockbuster film in 1994, and has inspired several different series from Kitchen Sink Press, London Night Studios, Random House, and Image Comics. The original The Crow has sold nearly one million copies worldwide. Dan Kletzky’s Entertainment Licensing Associates handled the licensing agreement with IDW on behalf of Pressman Film.
Fans may have mixed emotions about the release of a new film which is supposed to be a remake of the original. However, none can argue that this is fantastic news, especially with IDW committing to offer the collector’s editions of past issues. Definitely something to look forward to coming out of the IDW camp next year!