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."
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?
Big shoutout for the great article! Viva Black Crown! Viva Comics! https://t.co/huOZrVuUAD
— Shelly Bond, Editor-at-Large (@sxbond) March 8, 2017
No confirmation – but no denial either.