SOLD ON: Monday, 12/04/2023 9:23 PM
COMMENTS: James O'Barr pencils and inks; page 11; 1981; image size 12.25" x 19.5"
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James O'Barr pencils and inks; page 11; 1981; image size 12.25" x 19.5"Incredible, rare page from the first issue of O'Barr's classic tale of grief and loss. O'Barr began drawing The Crow while stationed in Berlin with the Marines as a way to deal with the tragedy of his fiancée being killed by a drunk driver shortly before he enlisted. He would work on the series for almost eight years before it finally saw publication from Caliber Press in 1989. From there, The Crow would go on to become a smash hit, with a feature film in 1994 that spawned three sequels and a TV series. This page, from the very first batch of pages drawn in 1981 and the final page of part one 'White Heat' depicts Eric Draven, our resurrected hero, confronting Tin Tin, the first gang member that Eric eliminates on his way to enact vengeance for the murders of himself and his fiancée. Drawn at twice-up scale which even further enhances the drama of the scene. Pen and ink. Art is in excellent condition. Signed and dated 1994 by O'Barr on the front; signed and dated 1981 on the reverse.
James O'Barr is the creator and writer/artist of The Crow, originally published by Caliber press in the 80's and adapted into a series of successful films.