IDW has given us some more information on Black Crown, the new Shelly Bond imprint they will be curating. The new line of books will be home to creative talents like Peter Milligan, Tess Fowler, Tini Howard, and Gilbert Hernandez.
Milligan and Fowler will debut the imprints first title, Kid Lobotomy, in October. Then Howard and Hernandez will be pairing for a six-issue series called Assassinistas about an ex-hitwoman named Octavia who comes out of retirement to pay her son's college tuition — and possibly rescue the kidnapped child of one of her former bounty-hunting partners. She ends up pulling her son Dominic and his boyfriend Taylor into her line of work. That comes out in December.
2018 starts with a January offering called Punks Not Dead, co-created by novelist David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, Gideon Smith series) and artist Martin Simmonds (Death Sentence). Fergie is a lonely, bullied teenager raised by a single mom who unexpectedly finds himself in search of the dad he never knew. But Fergie won't be traveling alone. For some reason a strange branch of MI5 is hot on Fergie's trail. Could it be the ghost of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious who becomes Fergie's ethereal companion and unlikely father figure? Bound to Fergie for reasons unknown, is Sid in search of redemption himself or out to prove that punk is alive and well 40 years later?
There will also be the Black Crown Quarterly, a 48-page compendium of all things comics, culture, and cool. It features a wraparound cover and a regular 10-page lead story set in the Black Crown Pub by Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven). Other features include a two-sided pull-out poster with a view of the street and Frank Quitely's Kid Lobotomy #1 B-cover, music connections via CUD: Rich and Strange and Swell Maps, Canonball Comics, an exquisite corpse, and much more.
So be on the lookout for Black Crown coming out big starting this October!