It's Wednesday, Do you know where your comic books are?
Short list for me this week. Kid Lobotomy #1 is the first release from IDW's Black Crown line, which is being headed by one of the fantastic editors that made Vertigo awesome.
Don't know a lot of details about the synopsis, buying it mostly because of the editors history.
Wild Storm #8 also releases this week. This first (only?) arc is being written by Warren Ellis, and is a completely different take on the character's from the '90s. He's actually making them interesting.
>Kafka meets King Lear by way of Young Frankenstein in KID LOBOTOMY, a dark, demented, monthly satire that follows a dysfunctional family of hoteliers. Will sibling rivalry, seduction, and shapeshifting eventually lead to sanity or salvation? Big Daddy is a rich hotelier who, in a cracked echo of King Lear, appoints his youngest descendant to manage The Suites, a peculiar hotel located behind the Black Crown Pub. Affectionately known as Kid, his good looks and swagger can't hide a rough childhood of strange therapies and brain operations that have awakened inner demons and psychodramas. This of course makes him eminently qualified to perform lobotomies. A failed rockstar/successful madman gets one last change 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 his own sister-who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably. Kid Lobotomy is co-created/written by Peter Milligan (Shade, the Changing Man, Brittania, Hellblazer) and illustrated by Tess Fowler (Rat Queens) with 'A' covers by Fowler, a 'B' cover by Rory Phillips, and a retailer incentive cover by comics superstar Frank Quitely (Jupiter's Legacy, We3)
>Jacob Marlowe told Angie Spica that he isn't from around here. He is, in fact, from a long way away. And the story of how he and his friends got here is probably the oldest secret on Earth. The Wild Storm cosmology begins here. Also, nobody has stopped trying to kill Angie Spica, and I.O. Chief Analyst Jacklyn King just had the worst and most brilliant idea of her life. RATED T+
It's good to see IDW step out of their comfort zone with Black Crown