Title: The Crow Memento Mori #2
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Writer: Roberto Recchioni/Davide Furno
Artist: Werther Dell’Edera/Davide Furno
Colorist: Giovanna Niro/Davide Furno
Letterer: Giovanni Marinovich
Cover Artist: Werther Dell’Edera; David Furno; Daniele Serra
What do you get when you cross an alter boy, a quest for vengeance, and a large explosion? Clearly you get The Crow issue #2 and a necessary flashback. Well an interesting look back in the form of a television documentary. Our current holder of the “crow” mantle has a simple story involving his becoming the alter boy and gaining the love of a young love. Basically the whole sequence plays out with David coming to terms with dying and his faith in god not being enough for him to go to the pearly gates. It’s nice twist at looking his afterlife situation. The book is a tad gory and I guess having a large explosion go off in your presence can be profound. It deals with the necessity of the character become the Crow as a whole. The art continues to be dark and perfect for its subject. The backup story is a dark painted tale that takes it tone from the Edgar Allen Poe poem. It’s interesting to see this short story place “the Crow” at it focus and making it the “Nevermore” crow. It’s a brilliant concept that continues the dark concept. It’s definitely enough to hold us off for the next issue.