EXCLUSIVE: In Kid Lobotomy #1 Family Dysfunction Is Par For The Course

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?

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CBR has the exclusive first look at the launch title of IDW Publishing's new Black Crown imprint, Kid Lobotomy #1, written by Peter Milligan and illustrated by Tess Fowler. On sale Oct. 18th, 2017.

Kid Lobotomy #1

  • Peter Milligan (w) • Tess Fowler (a)
  • Cover: Tess Fowler
  • Variant Cover: Frank Quitely
  • 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.
  • Grab your cockroach! Black Crown debuts here!
  • Special 23 pages of story in the first issue!
  • Letter columns, creator interviews, process pages & more!
  • Previews for upcoming Black Crown series!
  • In Shops: October 18th, 2017
  • SRP: $3.99
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