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.