Shelly Bondâ€™s IDW Imprint, Black Crown, Welcomes
Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler on “Kid Loboto
San Diego, CA (March 31, 2017) â€“ Earlier this month, Shelly Bond made headlines when she announced BLACK CROWN, her new creator-owned imprint during IDWâ€™s ECCC panel. Sheâ€™s back at it again, this time at WonderCon, with juicy details to divulge about how Black Crown is taking shape, and sheâ€™s invited Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler to headline the imprintâ€™s debut.
Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man) and Fowler (Rat Queens) will team on KID LOBOTOMY, which will not only kick off Black Crown in face-melting fashion, but also set the tone of the buzz-worthy and hotly anticipated new line (no pressure, guys)!
Kid, as heâ€™s affectionately referred to, is the youngest descendant of a strange, overbearing hotelier. While he sports rock star good looks, Kid Lobotomy has more in common with Hannibal than Morrissey in his prime. Unsuspecting hotel guests who check in to â€œThe Suitesâ€ are in danger of losing more than their luggage. Living up to his name, Kid has shed a few brain cells in his day, which naturally makes him qualified to perform a lobotomy or two. And why let those brain bits go to waste when he can use them to help — or unwittingly harm — his subjects? Ultimately, Kid hopes to restore some of his sanity. But can he survive the truth about his cursed lineage and face what runs rampant throughout the torturous hotel hallways? Simply put, youâ€™ve never read anything like this.
Editor Shelly Bond proclaimed that “Peter Milligan is one of the most talented writers in the history of the written word. One of comicsâ€™ original provocateurs, Milligan is quietly crafting a new monthly series thatâ€™s worthy of your consideration. In other words: He. Cannot. Be. Stopped. It was either give him the BLACK CROWN debut series or commit him to the nearest… posh hotel… so he can get on with his goddamn writing!â€
Co-Creator/writer Peter Milligan added, “KID LOBOTOMY is a sub-cranial gothic scream ofÂ obsession, love, and the perennial dream of an upgrade to the executive suite. Torn from the deepest region of my hippocampus and hurled at an unsuspecting world, this is different from anything I’ve written and unlike anything you’ve read.”
â€œFortunately,â€Â Bond continues,Â â€œMilligan is aided and abetted by co-creator/artistÂ
Tess Fowler was quoted as saying, “I’ve just done the comic artist equivalent of running off to join the circus. Send help. No wait. Don’t. Just come with me.”
KID LOBOTOMY will be extensively previewed at Julyâ€™s Comic-Con International and launch in October 2017.
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