What Will Link All of Shelly Bond's Black Crown Imprint Titles At IDW?


Old friend of Bleeding Cool and executive editor of the new Comicon.com Hannah Means-Shannon has a fun theory behind the launch of Shelly Bond's new imprint at IDW, Black Crown.

She picks up one one part of the PR describing Black Crown as "not only the name of the creator-owned imprint, but also a pub that anchors a mysterious street that connects each creator-owned title".

And she remind us of the last issue of Hellblazer (edited by Shelly Bond) which featured "a mysterious pub that seemed to connect the entire world in a metaphysical way."

That would be The Long Journey's End.hellblazer-300-2013-digital-empire-042

Full of Vertigo staffers and with Hellblazer creators names on all the drinks.

Hannah also points out IDW are talking about "storefront real estate that correlates to their particular creations". Hannah suggests "this all forms a neat continuity in the development of a new creator-owned line that will have its own back-alleys and hidden connections for fans to discover."

So what does Shelly Bond think of this theory?

No confirmation – but no denial either.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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