It’s a new year so I’m going to try some new stuff for all you CHU readers and fans this year. A Throwback Thursday seemed fun to explore previous news or history in the comic book world.
So for this first edition, we travel 30 years back, all the way back to 1989….
Where the The Crow made his way to Caliber Presents #1 with his first appearance in comic book form in January of 1989. This included a short 8 page story by Jim O’Barr ahead of it’s first 4 issue mini-series that started the following month in February of 1989.
Okay so it’s not the first appearance The Crow made in comics as Deadworld #10 had a back cover solicitation of The Crow that was in November of 1988 you can see below. That was more of an advertisement on the back cover.
Some collectors find these desirable, some don’t. It’s still a pretty pricey book and pretty cool one to own for any Crow fan.
Tundra Publishing went on to reprint the original 4 issues into two over-sized issues. Tundra was founded by the famous Turtle creator Kevin Eastman. The Crow went on through several more publishers, even having a 10 issue run with Image comics back in 1999.
It’s latest runs have been with IDW between 2012 and 2018 with several different volumes and stories.
Miramax Films turned this original comic into a major motion picture which to date has a cult following and was considered a major success at the time of release.
Unfortunately the films leading male actor Brandon Lee (son of the late Bruce Lee) was accidentally killed on set during filming.
I consider the first appearances major key books though for any collector, especially if you’re a fan. If you’re not sure who or what The Crow is due to your age, I highly suggest these books and the movie.
Stay tuned for next weeks Throwback Thursday where we go all the way back to January of 1980.