History Comicbook / TheCrow

10th Feb '17 9:58:37 PM PuffyTreat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The "crow bringing a soul back from the land of the dead to put the wrong things right" mythology was created for the film franchise. It is never explicitly stated in the comic book what is going on. A possible interpretation of events is that Eric was actually revived on the operating table and has been subsisting for a year, and is now insane and maybe insensitive to physical pain, as a result of his brain injuries, grief and anger.

to:

* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: The "crow bringing a soul back from the land of the dead to put the wrong things right" mythology was created for the film franchise.mythology. It is never explicitly stated in the comic book what is going on. A possible interpretation of events is that Eric was actually revived on the operating table and has been subsisting for a year, and is now insane and maybe insensitive to physical pain, as a result of his brain injuries, grief and anger.
18th Nov '16 9:19:34 PM captainpat
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Psychopomp}}: There are two in the comic, first we have [[TheGrimReaper The Skull Cowboy]]. He's a total enigma, but for what we can guess, he tries his best, in his own twisted way to teach Eric to go on with his life. He succeeds in the end. On the other hand we have the mysterious WomanInBlack who appears in several chapters wearing a wedding [[spoiler: or funeral]] veil, watching over Eric, and in the end [[spoiler: kissing him]] when he accepts it's time to leave. [[spoiler: The last page it's her walking on the desert]].

to:

* {{Psychopomp}}: There are two in the comic, first we have [[TheGrimReaper The Skull Cowboy]]. He's a total enigma, but for what we can guess, he tries his best, in his own twisted way to teach Eric to go on with his life. He succeeds in the end. On the other hand we have the mysterious WomanInBlack woman who appears in several chapters wearing a wedding [[spoiler: or funeral]] veil, watching over Eric, and in the end [[spoiler: kissing him]] when he accepts it's time to leave. [[spoiler: The last page it's her walking on the desert]].
6th Nov '16 4:18:44 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** He's [[{{Bishonen}} androgynously sexy]] enough in more than a few drawings that EvenTheGuysWantHim.
** On the other hand, when he's not a PrettyBoy his muscle and facial factions make him the [[{{Hunk}} opposite]]
6th Nov '16 4:17:21 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MeaningfulName: Officer Albrecht and Captain Hook, both named after members of Music/JoyDivision / Music/NewOrder. Eric's last name (gleaned from a file folder with Hook's thumb obscuring the middle) begins with "c" and ends with "s"; it very well may be "Curtis".

to:

* MeaningfulName: MeaningfulName:
**
Officer Albrecht and Captain Hook, both named after members of Music/JoyDivision / Music/NewOrder. Eric's last name (gleaned from a file folder with Hook's thumb obscuring the middle) begins with "c" and ends with "s"; it very well may be "Curtis".



** Meaningful Chapter Name: Chapters of the comic are song titles or verses from iconic bands such as Music/JoyDivision and Music/TheCure, among others.
*** And Music/NineInchNails covered Music/JoyDivision's "Dead Souls" for the film version.

to:

** Meaningful Chapter Name: Chapters of the comic are song titles or verses from iconic bands such as Music/JoyDivision and Music/TheCure, among others.
***
others. And Music/NineInchNails covered Music/JoyDivision's "Dead Souls" for the film version.
6th Nov '16 4:16:40 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LimitedSpecialCollectorsUltimateEdition: A definitive "special edition" of the comic was released in 2011. It features a new foreword by O'Barr and new or previously unseen artwork that O'Barr intended to include in the original release but couldn't due to the constraints of the format, in which page numbers had to be multiples of 16. The additions include but are not limited to:
** An extra page in Gideon's pawnshop, in which Eric advises young rookie cop Albrecht to reconcile with his estranged wife
** A flashback sequence of Eric and Shelly dancing together
** A flashback sequence called 'An August Noel' which O'Barr says was so autobiographical in nature that it was simply too painful to include it the first time around
** A penultimate sequence called 'Sparklehorse', in which Eric [[spoiler:mercy-kills the horse in the barbed wire from the earlier 'Shattered in the Head' sequence, symbolising his final acceptance of the fact he wasn't able to help Shelly]] and has a discussion with the crow that very explicitly lays out that he's been trapped by his anger at himself as at the gang who attacked him and Shelly that night. The sequence takes place between Eric killing T-Bird and the final sequence of Eric at Shelly's grave.
6th Nov '16 4:15:33 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Benjamin was a boxer champion in life.
2nd Sep '16 4:00:13 PM gewunomox
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* MeaningfulName: Officer Albrecht and Captain Hook, both named after members of Joy Division/New Order. Eric's last name (gleaned from a file folder with Hook's thumb obscuring the middle) begins with "c" and ends with "s"; it very well may be "Curtis".

to:

* MeaningfulName: Officer Albrecht and Captain Hook, both named after members of Joy Division/New Order.Music/JoyDivision / Music/NewOrder. Eric's last name (gleaned from a file folder with Hook's thumb obscuring the middle) begins with "c" and ends with "s"; it very well may be "Curtis".
22nd Aug '16 7:20:15 PM RebelionRoja
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* BadassBoast:
--->'''Eric''': "I am pilot error. I am fetal distress. I am the random chromosome. [[DespairEventHorizon I am complete and total]] [[AxCrazy madness]]. [[IAmTheNoun I am fear.]]"



--->'''Shelly''': "Merry Christmas, Eric".

to:

--->'''Shelly''': "Merry Christmas, Eric"."Surprise".
29th Jul '16 7:57:26 AM Morgenthaler
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* {{Badass}}: Eric, obviously
** BadassLongCoat: Eric dons one in the first chapters and covers.
** HeartbrokenBadass: Considering his tendency to [[ManlyTears cry]] about his lost love, and the fact that he had a promising, [[TheEveryman albeit average]] future with the woman he loved, he has lot of reasons to be sad.

to:

* {{Badass}}: Eric, obviously
**
BadassLongCoat: Eric dons one in the first chapters and covers.
** HeartbrokenBadass: Considering his tendency to [[ManlyTears cry]] about his lost love, and the fact that he had a promising, [[TheEveryman albeit average]] future with the woman he loved, he has lot of reasons to be sad.
covers.


Added DiffLines:

* HeartbrokenBadass: Considering Eric's tendency to [[ManlyTears cry]] about his lost love, and the fact that he had a promising, [[TheEveryman albeit average]] future with the woman he loved, he has lot of reasons to be sad.
18th May '16 8:10:05 AM SilentStranger
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DefiantToTheEnd: T-Bird doesnt beg for mercy when Eric finally has him dead to rights.
--> '''T-Bird''': Pussy. You aint shit!



* ForTheEvulz: The only reason the gang members do what they do.



* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Shelly is blonde, sweet, innocent and angelic. Being Eric in love, and being a vehicle to O'barr grief, it's a case in which we sympathize rather tha thinking of Shelly as a MarySue

to:

* HairOfGoldHeartOfGold: Shelly is blonde, sweet, innocent and angelic. Being Eric in love, and being a vehicle to O'barr grief, it's a case in which we sympathize rather tha than thinking of Shelly as a MarySue
This list shows the last 10 events of 45. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Comicbook.TheCrow