''The Crow'' isn't just a comic book and film franchise: there's a series of novels (and one short story anthology) too! They feature original characters and scenarios, but follow the basic "person wrongfully killed comes back from the dead for a RoaringRampageOfRevenge" formula. Fan opinion on their various merits and qualities will vary. All the standalone novels were published by HarperPrism.

The books published in the ''Crow'' series to date are:

* ''The Crow: Shattered Lives and Broken Dreams'' (1998), a short story/poem anthology (Random House)
* ''The Crow: The Lazarus Heart'' (1998) by Creator/PoppyZBrite
* ''The Crow: Clash By Night'' (1998) by Chet Williamson
* ''The Crow: Quoth the Crow'' (1998) by David Bischoff
* ''The Crow: Temple of Night'' (1999) by Creator/SPSomtow
* ''The Crow: Wicked Prayer'' (2000) by Norman Partridge (the fourth film in the franchise was ''very loosely'' based on this novel
* ''The Crow: Hellbound'' (2001) by A.A. Attanasio