James O'Barr


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in Detroit, Michigan, The United States
January 01, 1960

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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. O'Barr was further inspired by a Detroit newspaper account of the murder of a young couple over a $20 engagement ring. After his discharge from the Marines, O'Barr continued his painting and illustration as well as doing lots of odd jobs, including working for a Detroit body shop. The Crow sat on a shelf for seven years, but at last someone wanted
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The Crow

4.28 avg rating — 12,170 ratings — published 1989 — 32 editions
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The Crow: Special Edition

4.41 avg rating — 393 ratings2 editions
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The Crow:  Shattered Lives ...

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3.96 avg rating — 300 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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The Crow Volume 1: Pain & Fear

4.64 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Crow Volume 3: Death

4.66 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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The Crow Volume 2: Irony & ...

4.64 avg rating — 151 ratings — published 1992 — 3 editions
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The Crow: Curare

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The Crow: Skinning the Wolves

3.62 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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The Crow: Book of Pain Sket...

4.64 avg rating — 50 ratings — published 1997 — 2 editions
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Il Corvo - Numero Zero (The...

4.43 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 1994
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“People once believed that when someone dies, a crow carries their soul to the land of the dead. But sometimes, something so bad happens that a terrible sadness is carried with it and the soul can't rest. Then sometimes, just sometimes, the crow can bring that soul back to put the wrong things right.”
James O'Barr, The Crow

“It can't rain all the time.”
James O'Barr, The Crow

“There is a man, playing a violin, and the strings are the nerves in his own arm...”
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