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The Crow

The Crow is a comic book series created by James O' Barr. The series was originally written by O'Barr as a means of getting over the death of his girlfriend. It was later published in 1989, and became an underground success, with some movie studios seeking the rights to adapt it to film. It was adapted into a movie in 1994, directed by Alex Proyas and starring Brandon Lee. Lee died during the making of the film.

The story tells about Eric Draven, a man who was murdered along with his fiance, Shelly, the day before their wedding on Halloween. One year later, he is resurrected by a crow and seeks out vengence on his murderers, killing them one at a time. He is able to defeat his enemies because the crow that brought him back to life has given him the power of invulnerability - nothing can kill him, and all injuries he takes are healed almost instantly, no matter how serious they are.

In 1999, Image Comics released a new comic series of The Crow, based on the original comic book. It ran for ten issues, ending in November of that year.

Two sequels to the movie were made: The Crow: City of Angels (1996) and The Crow: Salvation (2000). The original film was remade as Wings of the Crow in 2000. A TV series, called The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998), was also made based on the first movie. A fourth movie, called The Crow: Wicked Prayer, is planned for 2004.

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