IDW/Black Crown sets Eve Stranger, Amnesiac-for-Hire for Spring, 2019

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High-Octane Thrills, Exotic Locales, and Doomed Romance Galore!

That’s the catch for a new work by writer David Barnett (Punks Not Dead) and artist Philip Bond (InvisiblesGhost-Walk with Me and Cud: Rich and Strange), Eve Stranger, a five-issue comic book miniseries. This will be published through IDW’s creator-owned imprint, Black Crown, and set for April 2019.

Eve Stranger follows a formidable young woman with unnatural abilities and a repeatedly wiped memory, available to the highest bidder under the threat of exploding nanobombs in her bloodstream.

See a two-page preview below, provided by IDW!

“Imagine if you were the best in the world at pretty much everything. Super-spy. Assassin. International rescue. The jobs nobody else can — or is willing to — take on. Now imagine if you couldn’t even remember that you saved the world last week, and that you have to do it all again today… or you’ll die. Welcome to the world of Eve Stranger,” says co-creator/writer David Barnett.

Co-creator/artist Philip Bond says, “Eve is an amnesiac-for-hire, the ultimate in discretion. For the right price, she can be your babysitter or personal shopper, your scuba treasure hunter or space station saboteur.”

“Exotic locales, high-octane thrills, doomed romance, and jetpacks,” says editor Shelly Bond. “It’s a smart, spectacular action/adventure series for the jet set.”

Eve Stranger will release in comic stores in April 2019. Chat with your local dealer on reserving a copy. For more on this new series and IDW’s Black Crown, click here.

 

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Tini Howard, Gilbert Hernadez, and more break ground with IDW’s new Black Crown imprint

IDW’s recently announced a new imprint bringing new creative promise at the “cross street of comics and chaos.”

Situated at the cross street of Great Yarn and Canon, the Black Crown Pub anchors a peculiar street where characters commingle and corrupt. As previously announced, notorious editor Shelly Bond has opened up shop at IDW Publishing and is hurtling towards the launch of her creator-owned imprint, Black Crown. Peter Milligan (Britannia, Shade, the Changing Man) and Tess Fowler (Rat Queens), whose Kid Lomotomy will be Black Crown’s debut title in October, now welcome some rambunctious new residents to the neighborhood.

Come December, writer Tini Howard (The Skeptics) and Gilbert Hernandez (Love and Rockets) will combine their talents on a 6-issue miniseries with more attitude than you can shake a sword or a game controller at in Assassinistas. Octavia is an ex-hitwoman who comes out of retirement to pay for her son’s college tuition — and, with any luck, rescue the kidnapped child of one of her former bounty-hunting partners. Octavia recruits her reluctant son Dominic and his boyfriend Taylor to become the next generation of Assassinistas.

Then in January, the British invasion is back in full force with Punks Not Dead, co-created by novelist David Barnett (Calling Major Tom, Gideon Smith series) and artist Martin Simmonds (Death Sentence). Fergie is a lonely, bullied teenager raised by a single mom who unexpectedly finds himself in search of the dad he never knew. But Fergie won’t be traveling alone. For some reason, a strange branch of MI5 is hot on Fergie’s trail. Could it be the ghost of Sex Pistol Sid Vicious (!!) who becomes Fergie’s ethereal companion and unlikely father figure? Bound to Fergie for reasons unknown, is Sid in search of redemption himself or out to prove that punk is alive and well 40 years later?

Right on the heels of Kid Lomotomy is the Black Crown Quarterly, a 48-page compendium of all things comics, culture, and cool. It features a wraparound cover and a regular 10-page lead story set in the Black Crown Pub by Rob Davis (The Motherless Oven). Other features include a two-sided pull-out poster with a view of the street and Frank Quitely’s Kid Lomotomy #1 B-cover, music connections via CUD: Rich and Strange and Swell Maps, Cannonball Comics, an exquisite corpse, and much more.