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The Crow: Dead Time (The Crow (Kitchen Sink Press))

3.59  ·  Rating Details ·  398 Ratings  ·  19 Reviews
Original Crow creator J. O'Barr collaborated with artist Alexander Maleev and writer John Wagner (Judge Dredd) for this chilling story about a farmer who is killed, along with his family, by a marauding band of ex-Confederate soldiers, only to be resurrected by the crow more than 100 years later to exact his vengeance.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published January 1st 1997 by Kitchen Sink Press
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Carl Nelson
An enjoyable read, but lacks the phosphorescent raw emotion of the original. The art is moody and mostly worked well, but occasionally took more effort than it should have to distinguish characters. I didn't feel the connection with Joshua like I did with Eric Draven, but I enjoyed the time shifting twist.
Oct 18, 2016 Dann rated it liked it
Shelves: 2016
From James O’Barr comes another tale of the crow in The Crow: Dead Time. In an exploration of reincarnation, the story follows an Indian who’s resurrected over a hundred years after his death to seek revenge on the reincarnated souls of the men that killed his family. Unfortunately it’s a little too ambitious and cerebral a concept for script writer John Wagner and illustrator Alexander Maleev to handle. The side by side stories from the past and present often seem a bit jumbled and are hard to ...more
Aug 03, 2015 DaViD´82 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Je nutno uznat, že Mrtvá doba má vlastní ksicht, který si nespletete. Škoda že je to ksicht nepřehledný (zmatečnější kresbu/rámování/lettering/“střih“, aby v rámci neamatérské tvorby pohledal; speciálně v pasážích, kdy se jedou dvě časové linie současně). Když se k tomu přičte neexistující příběh (i slovo „pomsta“ je více vypovídající a delší než zdejší „děj“) a postavy, které by chtěli být alespoň jednorozměrné (protože se o nich nedozvíte naprosto nic navíc, než zjistíte již z přebalové ilustr ...more
Sep 07, 2014 Jaimie rated it liked it
The basic storyline and themes haven't changed with the new incarnation of the Crow, but I do like the time-travel motif that was intriduced. Now the Crow is capable of handing down justice through the ages, as the men who raped and murdered his wife and child are given second lives to redeem themselves and fail miserably. I'm still not entirely comfortable with the whole vigilante justice system proposed here, but the added touches of Native American story/lore give it a mythical quality that m ...more
Graham Bailey
I was really looking forward to this, James O'Barr returning to the Crow, one of my favourite graphic novels (& movies) of all time, with writing by the wonderful John Wagner; this should be awesome.
But it's not, it's okay but that's about it. The writing is solid, but the art and lettering really let this book down, it's far too dark and 'sketchy' to get the story across well and the characters are all a bit 'meh'. Still, it show's some promise and I'm looking forward to the next part of th
Oct 24, 2014 Silas rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
The art in this was quite well done in a dark black & white style, but there were some other issues that I had with it. The story was the same Crow story told again with a new person, except there is reincarnation involved, and it's sometimes rather hard to tell the past from the present except when there is a horse or a car involved. I do have an issue with a returned post-Civil War man would just know how to drive a car and ride a motorcycle, which took me out of the story. It emphasized t ...more
Beau Johnston
Mar 13, 2014 Beau Johnston rated it really liked it
The first time I read The Crow: Dead Time it left me a little cold. After a few subsequent readings I came to appreciate the story and artwork. It isn't as good as The Crow, but it rates a solid 4 out of 5 from me.
Travis Duke
Beautiful black and white pencil work, sadly it's the same old crow story right down to the degenerate bad guys. The art is the saving grace with tight lines and a dark, serious tone. However it can't carry the story. It probably deserves 2 stars but the art won me over. They should have evolved the crow story line to a new level.
Sandy Jones
Graphic novels are not my thing. In fact, if it weren't for this reading challenge, I would not have ever checked this book out from the library. It was not bad, but I just cannot seem to get into the whole genre.
Ryan Mishap
Almost...but not quite. The art is absolutely gorgeous--dreary black and white--and makes it difficult to follow the action as well as easily recognize the different characters. The past lives angle only made it more confusing. If you love art more than story, maybe flip through this one.
Lukáš Záhorský
Dec 24, 2014 Lukáš Záhorský rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: komiks-manga
Very good series, but I wish my library had the rest of them.

If I ever get the chance I'll definitely continue reading them.
Kevin Milner
Aug 18, 2016 Kevin Milner rated it liked it
This was an alright story, although the art was difficult to follow. Lots of guys with long hair and no shirts.
Aug 06, 2011 Melumebelle rated it really liked it
Shelves: graphic-novels
It's not as good as the original..

But still pretty superspecialawesome. :)
T. Blake
Jun 11, 2014 T. Blake rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No where near as great as the first one. Never the less, a really good read.
Jul 15, 2016 Ondřej rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Svižný atmosférický komiks, pro mě zajímavější než první kniha.
Jul 02, 2009 Jennifer rated it it was ok
Shelves: graphic-comic
Not as great as the first one. Actually could have gone my whole life without reading it.
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Artistically great, but the story is becoming too repetitive.
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James O'Barr is an accomplished artist and writer, best known for creating The Crow.

In 1978, O'Barr's fiancée, Beverly, was killed by a drunk driver, and he joined the Marines in an effort to cope with the loss. He was stationed in Germany and illustrated combat manuals for the military. While living in Berlin in 1981, O'Barr began work on The Crow as a means of dealing with his personal tragedy.
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