I've only recently been getting into comics and graphic novels, but "The Crow" stands out as being one of the most disturbing, powerful and emotional that I've read. Starkly drawn, mostly in black and white, the only comparison visually would be Frank Miller's "Sin City", but unlike Miller, this a much more brooding, intense and dare I say it, depressing work of art.
If you've seen Alex Proyas' film of the same name with Brandon Lee, you'll know exactly what this is about. Essentially a Goth tale of revenge and redemption, Eric Draven is brought back to life by the ominous Crow to avenge his death and the brutal rape and murder of his beloved girlfriend, Shelley. Naturally, this isn't exactly a graphic novel for the kids, and it's relentlessly macabre and gory tone may put some people off, but for those of you who liked the film, this is more of the same, but with O'Barr's genius, in not only the artwork, but his talent to tell a very sad story in such a seemingly personal way.