Challenge 2: Day 238: The Crow: Memento Mori #4 (2018)

COMIC TITLE: The Crow: Memento Mori #4 (2018)
Werther Dell’Edera and Daniele Serra– Artists
Roberto Recchioni and Micol Beltramini –Writers
July 11, 2018
Edizioni BD/IDW Publishing

TheCrowMM-4-US-A-DellEderaOne of my all time favorite films from the 1990’s has always been 1994’s The Crow which starred Brandon Lee as Eric Draven, a character made famous by James O’Barr in his original The Crow comic book series. The thing I loved about it was imagine the idea that when someone dies a horrific death that has left a lot of sadness in the world that a crow can resurrect them to correct the wrongs. That is one heck of a concept and it made crows that much cooler, but that is what happened with Eric Draven in the past and now that is happening to 16 year old David Amadio in the series The Crow: Memento Mori. You see David and his girlfriend were killed in a bus bombing by terrorists, but David was brought back. As  David targeted all the people that were involved, he finds out something that has shocked him and that is his beloved priest Father Raphael was behind the bombing. In issue #4, David confronts him, but the father does everything in his power to convince him that it was a sign of God and that it was meant to be, but is David buying it?

WHYI have to be honest in saying that this was one of those comics that your like, “OK, this is a new kind of take on the old story so I’ll check it out.” Then you’re reading it and at times you have doubts about it, but then other times they give you something that keeps you wanting to continue. Then when you get to a certain issue, there is the payoff and spoiler alert time (you’ve been warned!) because this issue paid off. I could not believe my eyes when I got to a certain point in the comic because I thought to myself, “Holy sh**, there is two of them.” This is the first time I left a miniseries thinking to myself that I wanted more of it because that ending of the issue left me animated. I still believe this and have said it multiple times that while I am not a superfan of the artwork (although it has improved), it’s the story that kept me glued to this. The artwork isn’t bad, but it’s definitely not my favorite in the world. The thing I am most sad about is that we won’t get to see the rest of the story and how it plays out or maybe it did! Check out my grades below:

Grades:

Story/Plot: A+

Artwork: A-

Character Representation: A

Entertainment Value: A+

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