it can't rain all the time.

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.

james o'barr wrote the crow to cope with the death of his fiancee while he was overseas. it took him ten years to write.
eric comes back to avenge his and his fiancee's deaths at the hands of a gang. it's one of the best stories about grief i've ever read. the way o'barr writes works into your brain like a living thing and stays there. eric, despite being overcome with grief and anger, still manages to be a good person. he helps sherri (or sarah, if you're watching the movie) and keeps her mother from overdosing. eric demands to know how many women's engagement rings are in the box at gideon's, and almost cries when he finds shelly's.