I’m still annoyed by the prospect of a The Crow remake coming to theaters (like the sequels haven’t been punishment enough), but at least we might get some interesting byproducts in the deal.
IDW Publishing announced at Comic-Con Thursday that they’ll be debuting “several comics series” in the universe of James O’Barr’s The Crow next year, as a tie-in to the upcoming new film. They’ll also be reprinting the classic The Crow stories in a series of new IDW collections.
“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.”
No word yet on any creative teams, or what the stories will focus on. Personally, I’d like to see O’Barr return to his universe. It’s always belonged to him anyway, no matter who was meddling with it, and he might be the only one left who can do it right. Still, regardless of who helms this thing, it’s probably better than another damn movie.