!! ''The Crow'' comic books include:

* ''The Crow'' (1989) by James O'Barr, Kitchen Sink Press, graphic novel edition by Tundra Press
* ''The Crow: City of Angels'' (1996), Kitchen Sink Press, three-part adaptation of the film
* ''The Crow: Dead Time'' (1996), Kitchen Sink Press (current single-volume release by IDW Publishing)
* ''The Crow: Flesh and Blood'' (1996), Kitchen Sink Press (current single-volume release by IDW Publishing)
* ''The Crow: Wild Justice'' (1996), Kitchen Sink Press (current single-volume release by IDW Publishing)
* ''The Crow: Waking Nightmares'' (1997)
* ''The Crow: A Cycle of Shattered Lives'' (1998) (an anthology including shorts based on the previous KSP comics)
* ''The Crow'' (1999), Todd [=McFarlane=] (a 10-part "reboot" featuring the original character)
* ''The Crow: Death and Rebirth'' (2012), IDW Publishing
* ''The Crow: Skinning The Wolves'' (2013), IDW Publishing
* ''The Crow: Curare'' (2013), IDW Publishing
* ''The Crow: Pestilence'' (2014), IDW Publishing
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!!Tropes specific to the original comic:

* AfterlifeExpress: Eric is shown in one, sadly, that's where he sees the stallion dying.
* ArcWords: "Don't look!"
* ArtShift: The art changes constantly in style, partially due to the length of time it took to make the original book(eight years from concept to finish), partially due to O'Barr's emotional state.
* AteHisGun: [[spoiler: Eric finds his end this way, it's not known wether he'll go to hell or reunite with Shelly in paradise, but apparently, he redeemed himself, so it is possible.]]
* AuthorAvatar: O'barr confirmed that Eric is his alter-ego. It's an example of TropesAreNotBad, and it's wonderfuly done. The comparison'd be even more obvious if you dyed Eric blond and give him glasses. Which, ironically becomes HilariousInHindsight due the fact that the 2012 reboot looks even more like O'barr!.
* AxCrazy: For justified reasons, Eric is barely in touch with this reality and often pauses to recount some memory that suddenly resurfaces or to quote lyrics or verse at his victims before brutalizing them. "What the hell you talkin' 'bout, man!" is a frequent reaction.
* 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.]]"
* BadassLongCoat: Eric dons one in the first chapters and covers.
* BathtubScene
--->'''Shelly''': "Surprise".
* CameBackStrong: In the [[UpdatedReRelease 2011]] edition, confirms what in the original comic was [[MaybeMagicMaybeMundane ambiguous]].
* CatsAreMean: Sort of. After returning from the dead, Eric finds that he has a magical power over stray cats, who eerily follow him everywhere. (The cats don't actually do anything bloody or cruel, however, as Eric does.) Subverted with Gabriel in both the comic and the movie, who has [[LightIsGood white fur and is named after a Biblical angel]]. In the comic, Gabriel was the pet of an old woman who was murdered by Tin Tin purely ForTheEvulz; in the movie, he belongs to Eric and Shelly and stays in their (condemned) apartment after they're murdered. (In the movie, Gabriel ''does'' become angry and bites Skank, but that was only because the thug grabbed him.)
* CelebrityResemblance: Eric was modeled after Peter Murphy. Fitting, as both are considered {{Goth}} icons.
* ChastityCouple: [[AvertedTrope Averted]], Eric and Shelly relationship is shown in a very adult way, albeit idealized (the author doesn't gloss in details) it's shown both of them naked after making love.
* {{Chiaroscuro}}: When Eric kills Top Dollar, the last pages of the act are drawn this way.
* CoveredInScars: Eric's body.
* DarkerAndEdgier: In-story example. Eric, in life, was a cheerful and happy-go-lucky mechanic. Now? Not so much.
* DefiantToTheEnd: T-Bird doesnt beg for mercy when Eric finally has him dead to rights.
--> '''T-Bird''': Pussy. You aint shit!
* DragonTheirFeet: Top Dollar is actually killed relatively early on, its his lieutenant T-Bird that ends up being the last gangster Eric confronts.
* TheEveryman: Eric is a mechanic, nothing out of ordinary, Shelly was a normal girl.
* {{Fingore}}: Eric cut off Shelby The Giant's fingers while interrogating him on the whereabouts of the gang members that killed him and Shelly.
* ForTheEvulz: The only reason the gang members do what they do.
* GetAHoldOfYourselfMan: The crow hits Eric with this repeatedly when he's lost in his grief, seeing it as useless self-pity.
* GrayRainOfDepression: Oh yeah.
* 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 than thinking of Shelly as a MarySue
* 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.
* HeroicBuild: Eric is the epitome of physical perfection.
* HumansAreBastards: One of the more unnerving aspects of the comic are the fact that the antagonists don't rape, murder and steal for some specific goal; they mostly do it because they can, or because they feel like it. Funboy even says that he doesnt know ''why'' he does these horrible things, he doesnt even particularly enjoy it, it just happens.
* TheLostLenore: Shelly just may be the most iconic example of this trope in comic book history.
* 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.
** The 2011 UpdatedReRelease confirms that it's now the [[MagicRealism case]].
* 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".
** In the foreword to the Special Edition O'Barr says that he named Eric after the Phantom of the Opera because the character, like himself at that point in his life, was a grief-stricken obsessive monstrosity barely functioning beneath a mask. Shelly was after Mary Shelley, the author of 'Frankenstein', a story in which a creator loses control of his monstrous creation.
** 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.
* MrFanservice: Like you would not believe. He spends half his time shirtless and the other half in skin-tight clothes, he's got scars and troubled pasts galore, and there's even a twenty-page pin-up section.
* NeverHeardThatOneBefore: The police captain has the last name "Hook" - which, yes, makes his name [[PeterPan "Captain Hook"]]. It's implied that Hook found this funny earlier in his career, but over time became absolutely disgusted with people constantly bringing it up.
* NoShirtLongJacket: Eric, constantly.
* PeekABangs: Eric in one of the illustrations, which is pretty unique, considering his hair is [[BarbarianLongHair longer]] and it's not his usual hair.
* PrettyLittleHeadshots: Averted ... poor Eric. [[spoiler:It takes two to actually kill him.]]
* {{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 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]].
* SuicideIsPainless: Funboy accepts his unavoidable death, agrees to act as Eric's messenger boy to the rest of the thugs and talks things over fairly civilly with Eric rather than futilely trying to resist. Eric rewards him by allowing Funboy to kill himself by a massive drug overdose, sparing him the savage vengeance he inflicts on the other gang members.
* TallDarkAndHandsome: Yeah!, 6 feet 5 inches to be precise!
* TrainingMontage
* UnflinchingWalk: Eric, from his old house as it burns to the ground. [[CrazyAwesome With a cat on his shoulder.]]
* WildHair: Eric hair is ALWAYS a mess. It should be noted however, that in 2011 his [[EightiesHair mullet]] actually became a full fledged [[BarbarianLongHair mane]].
* YouthfulFreckles: Shelly has them.
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!! Tropes specific to the other comics
[[folder: ''The Crow: City Of Angels'']]
* {{Animesque}}: Sadly, was victim of this stylistic choice in the mid nineties.
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Dead Time'']]
%%* AccompliceByInaction
* BarbarianLongHair: Joshua has a long mane, and kicks all kinds of ass.
* MagicalNativeAmerican: Joshua, well, in [[MagicRealism theory]].
* {{Reincarnation}}: The biker gang that Joshua's after are reincarnations of the Confederate soldiers who killed his familly 100 years ago.
%%* TitleDrop
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Flesh and Blood'']]
* BodyHorror: Iris's body rots due the fact she was pregnant and thus, can't keep up with regeneration.
* FairCop: Oh yeah, Iris is.
* HellbentForLeather: Iris is dressed like this.
* RavenHairIvorySkin: in life. But as a [[EeriePaleSkinnedBrunette revenant...]]
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Wild Justice'']]
* TheAtoner: Darryl regrets what he did.
* RecycledScript: Michael Korby is murdered along with his wife Jan while their car is being hijacked, haven't we heard this already?
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[[folder: ''The Crow: A Cycle of Shattered Lives'']]
* CompilationRerelease.
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[[folder: ''The Crow: 1999'']]
* TheRemake: part remake of Alex Proyas's movie, and part remake of the original comic.
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Death And Rebirth'' (also known as ''The Crow 2012'')]]
* CelebrityResemblance: James looks an awful lot like [[AuthorAvatar James O'Barr.]]
* KatanasAreJustBetter: Oh yes, they are.
* {{Megane}}: James Osterberg.
* PeekABangs: James in the covers.
* RecycledScript: Moreso than the usual, this story is basically a remake of the original, except Eric is a foreign in Japan and Shelly is a Japanese girl.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: James in the covers has [[BarbarianLongHair long uncombed, blond hair]] and it's [[MrFanservice more muscular]], and has [[IcyBlueEyes blue eyes]]. James in the inside is skinny with shoulder lenght [[MysticalWhiteHair white hair]], and [[GlowingEyes white eyes]].
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Skinning the Wolves'']]
* EyeScream:
* ThoseWackyNazis: The bad guys in this setting.
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[[folder:''The Crow: Curare'']]
* ArtStyleDisonnance: The art style is... frankly adorable, contrasts with the [[AdultFear HORRIFIC]] story.
* CreepyChild: Carrie, the ghost of a raped and murdered little girl. Actually, to have suffered such a violent assault and death, she's pretty chipper for a ghost, but when Joe finds her murderer, she quite calmly requests that Joe decapitate the man. And give her the head.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: Averted with Joe, since his killing Carrie's murderer allows him to put the "one case that he couldn't solve" to bed.
** ContinuityNod: Carrie ends up telling him that now that this is over, he should call his wife.
* {{Expy}}: Joe is basically [[Series/NYPDBlue Andy Sipowicz]] in the Crow universe.
* HugeGuyTinyGirl: Joe and Carrie, respectively.
* KarmicDeath: [[spoiler: Harold, a serial rapist and murderer of little girls, takes trophies from his victims after killing them(usually their shoes or panties). When Joe kills him, Carrie's ghost demands a trophy of her own: his head.]]
* LooksLikeCesare: Carrie in ''Curare'' is pale and has very small(relative to her size) black streaks similar to Eric's on her face.
* NiceShoes: [[NightmareFuel HORRIBLY]] [[AdultFear TREATED]] WITH.
* PaedoHunt: Part of the plot of the comic.
* PeacefulInDeath: Sadly, one of Joe comrades doesn't, Curare [[WhatTheHellHero calls him]] on his jerk behavior and scolds him that he should treated him with more respect, [[HumansAreFlawed he made a mistake]] and [[MyGreatestFailure felt guilt about it]].
* PerkyGoth: Curare is adorable.
* RapeAsDrama: Carrie was viciously raped(causing such trauma that the coroner says her internal organs ruptured and he can't even be sure if she was also sodomized) before being strangled to death.
* ThatManIsDead: Literally with Curare, whose true name is Carrie.
* WretchedHive: Detroit, where the story takes place.
* WriterOnBoard: The plot of ''Curare'' was influenced by the unsolved murder of a little girl in O'Barr's hometown of Detroit.
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[[folder: ''The Crow: Pestilence'']]
* BigBad: Raw Dog.
* BraidsOfBarbarism: Benjamin has a long one.
* CrucifiedHeroShot: Benjamin's end.... is a nasty one.
* HandwrapsOfAwesome: Ditto.
* TheCartel: Raw Dog is the leader of one.

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