Murdered along with his fiancTe on Halloween eve by a vicious street gang, Eric Draven returns from the dead and led by a crow, seeks vengeance on the killers who wronged him, in a new edition of the classic graphic novel. Reprint.
And all I can say is 'wow'. The art is possibly the best I've ever seen (even if I was kind of suprised by Eric's somewhat femine appearance at times), and the writing is equally impressive. OK, so the gore is a bit over the top and perhaps un-needed, but if you look beneath it all you can see a very tragic story.
I am not even goin to mention James O'Barr and whatever it was that happened to him and inspired him to make this book, because it has no relation to the pure quality of it all.
An excellent read, and not just for goths!
The story is a classic love and revenge story. Man and woman who are deeply in love are both murdered and man comes back to life to avenge their murder. However, James O'Barr has written this story with such a passion(this story is loosly based on his own personal tragedy). It's as if he bleed his soul on paper and put it into book form.
However, this book should be read with a slow pace. It is easy to miss some of the smaller things in this book. I made the mistake of reading it fast. I went back and read it slowly and it was five times better.
A must read if you are into a. Comics b. Love Stories or c. Poetry
This story is a fine line on wonder, and mystere. Sadness, and despair. The whole imagery has a kind of emotion to it. Generally, I recommend this book for ages 16 and up.
I loved it.