Some thought scheduling the Black Crown party to kick off Philip Bond's gallery of work at Orbital Comics in London alongside the MCM London Comic Con was a mistake But, instead, it led to a much bigger turnout as dozens of comics creators schlepped across town from the East End Docklands to WC2. Shelly Bond and[...]
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London, until Sunday. Black Crown Bumper Signing + After Party. Signing with talent from Shelly Bond's Black Crown imprint with the following in attendance: Followed by a free after-hours party running late into the evening DJs, drinks and all manner of Black Crown swag The party also doubles as launch night for a very special Philip Bond Retrospective[...]
Bleeding Cool has been hearing for some time there were issues between comic book publishers IDW and their imprint Black Crown run by former DC Vertigo's Shelly Bond And for another month IDW solicitations did not contain any mention of Black Crown titles. Their most recently published title, Eve Stranger is delayed Issue 3 came out[...]
Chaos and shenanigans straight out of an 80s comedy ensue, but also adventure and mystery straight out of something like The Goonies, as THR's report promises "seances, secret passageways, and time-bending mystical romps." All of that in four issues? "We've been trying to capture the feel, the excitement, the energy of the rise of the New Romantics,[...]
Truly living up to its name in at least one way (punk, sadly is dead as disco), David Barnett and Martin Simmonds' Punk's Not Dead is returning to Black Crown for a second volume Dubbed Punk's Not Dead: London Calling after the original proposed title, Punk's Not Dead: Argy Bargy was rejected, the new volume was[...]
Thalia is learning her role as one of the Euthanauts and meets Circe and Guillame. She also meets the mysterious Indigo. Is it a good read?
It gels with the narrative very well. House Amok #1 is a strange and intriguing addition to the Black Crown lineup Christopher Sebela is putting together a surrealist family drama with breadcrumb hints as to what is going on I want to know the mystery of it all, but I can't stay engaged if #2 is[...]
They talk for a moment and seem to bond, but the woman suddenly hits Thalia in the head with her oxygen tank. Euthanauts #1 cover by Nick Robles IDW's Black Crown imprint continues its proud tradition of Grant Morrison-esque surrealism with the takeoff of Euthanauts #1. The comic starts fairly tame, but things take a bizarre turn once[...]
Punk's Not Dead travels back to the 1960's to witness how Dorothy joined up with the British government as a paranormal investigator. Is it a good read?
On the whole, the comic looks great. Punk's Not Dead #4 is another great installment from this Black Crown series David Barnett and Martin Simmonds have created a truly unique and compelling series here, and it earns another recommendation with this book Pick it up. [rwp-review-ratings id="0"] [rwp-review-form id="0"] [rwp-review-recap id="0"] Culpepper and Asif investigate the case of the[...]
Punk's Not Dead continues with the magic forces of the world closing in on London and Fergie and Sid particularly. Plus, Natalie wants to know what that dream was about. Does it make for a good read?
This week on Comic Book Wins and Losses we parcel out the victories from the defeats among Dark Nights: Metal #6, Doomsday Clock #4, Daredevil #600, Bloodborne #2, Kid Lobotomy #6, and more!
Kid Lobotomy is guided by the spirits of Kafka and the Cockroach from Metamorphosis to another version of Ottla who has startling revelations for Kid. Does it make for a good read?
The second installment of Punk's Not Dead continues to develop the relationship between Fergie and Sid as Culpepper continues to get used to her new partner. Is it a good read?
Our Assassinistas are shown on a hit in flashbacks while Octavia tries to console her son in the present after he shoots someone for the first time on a mission. Is it a good read?
House Amok by Sebela and McManus, Euthanauts by Howard and Robles Announced from Black Crown at ECCC
Announced at ECCC yesterday, Shelly Bond's Black Crown imprint from IDW has two new titles to its bow. Tini Howard of Assassinistas and Nick Robles of Alien Bounty Hunter will be launching Euthanauts. What happens to us after we die? Two women aim to find out in this series which combines classically intrepid explorers with our anxieties about[...]
Of course, that last part may yet prove to be a boon. Punk's Not Dead #1 cover by Martin Simmonds Punk's Not Dead #1 is a very promising opening for this new IDW Black Crown series The premise is unique, challenging, and has the anarchy bug in a time where everyone could probably use a jolt of[...]
A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last chance to prove his worth—and regain his sanity—by turning the hotel that was once his childhood sanctuary into a lucrative business despite a host of obstacles including seductive shapeshifters, dead literary heroes and Kid's own sister, who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. "A giddy[...]
Maybe it's because we were the first one to post the teaser for the interview between Shelly and Gerard, or maybe it's because Black Crown and Bleeding Cool share the same initials, it seems that someone thinks Bleeding Cool would be a fitting place to debut the first part of the interview between Gerard Way[...]
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[...]
Shelly Bond's Black Crown SDCC Preview Reveals Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead, BCQ, Plus A Kid Lobotomy Preview
IDW has released an early sneak peak at Black Crown Preview, the San Diego Comic-Con sampler that will be handed out for free at IDW's booth (#2743) at the show to promote Shelly Bond's new creator-owned comics imprint The comic-con preview also includes looks at Assassinistas, Punks Not Dead, and BCQ, apparently three more titles[...]