A crime is torn from today's headlines. Vengeance ripped from a nightmare.
The haunting and violent saga of the first woman crow.
The Crow: Flesh and Blood is the new graphic novel in the series begun by James O'Barr with the crow, the haunting saga of death and revenge made into the internationally acclaimed film starring the late Brandon Lee. This powerful new Crow saga is by the award-winning creative team of James Vance, and European comic and graphic artist Alexander Maleev. By James O'Barr, Alexander Maleev, James Vance.
This saga of violent retribution is set against the spectacular background of the western mountains in which Iris Shaw, a federal conservation officer, dies when her office is dynamited by a ragged band of right-wing terrorists. Her tortured soul cannot rest because, not only was she unjustly murdered, at the time of her death, she was an expectant mother. Raised from her coffin by the crow who answers her thirst for justice, Iris exacts a terrible vengeance on the leader and his gang.
Iris Shaw was working as an officer for the Bureau of Land Management when she ran afoul of local farmers illegally poisoning coyotes. When she questions the illogicity of the act, the yokels threaten her life. Later, these farmers (who belong to a radical anti-government militia group) would go on to plant a bombin the small 2 story building where the local Land Management office is located, killing Iris along with her unborn child, the Marshall, and an old women on the street. Iris is brought back by a crow, who tells her of her mission...a mission of vengeance which she gladly accepts. She goes on to question the locals about her demise, and manages to track down the cabal of killers. Iris does more to these butchers than merely kill them, burying the first pair of murderers alive, and she would go on to make sure each punishment fits the crime. As events come a end, she finally faces down the architect of her sorrow and as his world falls apart, he too learns what it means to suffer.