The spirits of vengeance are coming back with brutal force in The Crow: Pestilence, a new miniseries coming from IDW in early 2014. This series marks the comic-book debut of prose author Frank Bill, who first debuted on the scene with the acclaimed and brutally poetic short-story collection, Crimes in Southern Indiana. Bill followed that book with his even more raw debut novel, Donnybrook. On Pestilence, Bill, a longtime Crow fan, will be joined by artist Drew Moss (TheColonized), with Crow creator and vocal Bill fan James O'Barr supplying covers for the series.
Debuting in the spring of 2014, The Crow: Pestilence transplants the spirit of vengeance to the southwest, introducing a brand-new cast of characters and exploring the grim underbelly of greed and betrayal in the deadly town of Juarez, Mexico.
"I've never seen lead characters take more brutally inventive abuse than the kind Frank Bill heaped on his characters in Crimes and Donnybrook. I'm excited to see Frank bring such a strong voice and visceral storytelling ability to comics, especially on something as well-suited to his skills as The Crow," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. "It was great to find out that James O'Barr was equally intrigued by Frank's work, comparing him to Jim Thompson and other literary greats."
"I've always been a big fan of James O'Barr's The Crowand his artwork," said Frank Bill, "so when I was offered the opportunity to write my own version, I was blown away. I wanted to place my best foot forward, I knew I had some big shoes to fill."