This is brutal. One of the toughest comic books. Brutality with no sexy stylization or exaggeration (like in Sin City). This is brutal because Eric’s story is brutal. This brutality is fascinating.
Eric returns from the dead to take revenge. He is systematic. Patient. Heartless. Just like those who murdered him. And his girlfriend. A cruel story about revenge. Where are the brands? Where is the marketing? Pah. Create plans, think of company visions. Hold your hands with your excellent team and keep chanting that you know how to be the best and invincible. And then one day your key designer will have an accident, a new, aggressive brand from Asia will enter the market or one day you won’t be able to continue. The whole of your refined strategy will fall apart like a sand castle. This happens. Then a real power arrives, though. Eric returned as the Crow to finish what he was supposed to. What about you? What about your brand? Can it survive a real crisis? Or, God forbid, its own death? I think only Eric could eruditely comment on Friedrich’s “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. Such unjustly overused truth. You can’t prepare for death, that’s just nonsense. But when it finally comes, your true character will reveal itself. Yours and your brand’s. Chin up!