Everyone loves comic book trivia, but with over 75 years of superhero comics behind us right now, there’s always some new obscure fact to learn. That’s why ComicsAlliance is going deep into the minutiae of your favorite names in comics in our continuing video series. You think you know comics? Well, here’s a few things you might not know!

This week we're taking a look at James O'Barr's neo-Gothic revenge opus, The Crow! The Crow is a concept that has had a strong following since its debut in the late '80s, which only grew stronger with the release of the 1994 film starring Brandon Lee. This video tracks the history of the character and concept, from its inspiration and creations, to the various incarnations of the series and character, to the different adaptations of the comic, including the surprising connection of The Crow to Iron Chef.

Show notes:

  • You can read the original Crow series here.
  • The Dead Time series is hereFlesh and Blood is hereWild Justice is hereWaking Nightmares is here.
  • The Image Comics series is here and here.
  • Death and Rebirth is here.
  • The Skinning the Wolves mini-series is hereCurare is herePestilence is here.
  • You can get the first Crow movie here. You can get the second, third, and fourth Crow movies in one pack for $5 here.
  • If you want to see Chairman Kaga's nephew rocking out and fighting crime as an undead avenger, you can buy a used copy of the complete series of Stairway to Heaven here.

Watch more installments of You Think You Know Comics? below and let us know what comic book characters we should cover next.