Following the announcement earlier this month of Black Crown, a new creator-owned imprint overseen by Vertigo veteran Shelly Bond, IDW Publishing revealed its launch title this afternoon at WonderCon Anaheim: “Kid Lobotomy,” by Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler.
“‘Kid Lobotomy’ is a sub-cranial gothic scream of obsession, love, and the perennial dream of an upgrade to the executive suite,” Milligan said in a statement. “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.”
Here’s the official synopsis from IDW:
Kid, as he’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 “The Suites” 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, you’ve never read anything like this.
“Peter Milligan is one of the most talented writers in the history of the written word,” Bond said. “One of comics’ original provocateurs, Milligan is quietly crafting a new monthly series that’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!”
Fowler, known for her work on “Rat Queens,” described signing up for the project as “the comic artist equivalent of running off to join the circus.”
“Kid Lobotomy” doesn’t launch until October, but expect more details to be revealed in July at Comic-Con International in San Diego.
Despite the show's poor critical reception, Marvel's Iron Fist is this year's most binge-watched drama on Netflix.
According to a report by 7Park Data (via Variety), Iron Fist's March 17 premiere was the most binge-watched of 2017 so far for Netflix, accounting for 14.6 percent of all Netflix streams that day. For comparison, Stranger Things' premiere accounted only for 4 percent of all streams, while Marvel's Daredevil Season 2 took up 13.8 percent of Netflix's streams.
7Park Data's numbers also show that 54.7 percent of Iron Fist's streams were of episodes three or higher, while an average hour-long Netflix drama has a binge score of 46.9 percent.
Back in January, Marvel announced a change to their digital redeem code program in which they would no longer include digital codes matching purchased print copies, but instead include a code to download separate comics of the publisher’s choosing from their digital library. However, the decision wasn’t quite met with the open arms Marvel expected, so beginning in May, all digital redeem codes will once again unlock a free digital copy of the purchased title, as well as one additional bonus digital comic.
“We heard the message loud and clear on Digital same issue codes,” Marvel SVP of Sales and Marketing David Gabriel said in a press release. “We heard how folks across the world were using them, relying on them, loving them. We are always looking to do what’s best for fans and the comics industry so we’re pleased to make this program even better. Now, print comics readers will receive a code for the issue they purchased, and also an additional bonus comic giving customers even more value for their purchase.”
Marvel will continue to keep readers in the loop regarding which bonus digital comic they can expect each week with consistent in-print and social messaging.
The change to Marvel’s digital redeem code program begins May 3, with the release of “Secret Empire” #1 by Nick Spencer and Steve McNiven.
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If you own an Xbox One, you can start downloading free comics right now. The new IDW Comics app brings the full IDW Comics catalog to your console, and for the first week, you can download 10 specific volumes at no charge.
The comics are available as both standard and "motion books," and you can use the app to watch trailers right now, and behind-the-scenes videos at a later date.
Here are the volumes available for download between now and April 7.