By Jarrod Jones. Everyone needs their eyeballs kicked around every once in a while. And wouldn’tcha know it — Black Crown is here to make sure your irises dance all summer long.

Black Crown and IDW Publishing have asked DoomRocket to unleash the Black Crown covers and solicits for the month of May. First up is Assassinistas #6, which features the dream team of Tini Howard Gilbert Hernandez, Rob Davis, and letterer extraordinaire Aditya Bidikar. Feast your eyes on Mr. Beto’s cover, and a stunning variant from Marguerite Sauvage, as we bid Assassinistas a fond adieu. *sniff* Shut up, you’re crying.

Black Crown Exclusive: Assassinistas #6ASSASSINISTAS #6
Written by Tini Howard.
Art by Gilbert Hernandez.
Colors by Rob Davis.
Letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Cover A by Gilbert Hernandez.
Cover B by Marguerite Sauvage.

From Black Crown & IDW: The final issue of Howard and Hernandez’s high-octane family drama!

Someone’s fate hangs in the balance, and the future of the Assassinistas trio is uncertain, as all things collide at Winnie’s Hot Wheels roller disco party showdown in the final issue of the series.

*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. Order 10 copies, get one free variant cover by Gilbert Hernandez! 

Special enhanced RI cover from Gilbert Hernandez!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | MAY 23

Next from Black Crown is the fourth issue of Punks Not Dead, from David Barnett, Martin Simmonds, and hey! There’s Mr. Bidikar again. Hey, Aditya! Somebody better be buying your drinks, is all we’re saying.

Black Crown Exclusive: Punks Not Dead #4PUNKS NOT DEAD #4
Written by David Barnett.
Art by Martin Simmonds.
Letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Cover A by Martin Simmonds.
Cover B by Dilraj Mann.

From Black Crown & IDW: Fergie’s Twitter post gets him one creeper step closer to finding out why he and the ghost named Sid are unnaturally bound to one another. But it takes Julie’s sentimental journey to a late ’80s Smiths concert to figure out who’s behind it—which is likely to ruffle Dorothy Culpepper’s tarnished, bloody feathers.

*Retailers: See your order form for incentive information. Order 10 copies, get one free variant by Dilraj Mann!

Don’t miss a special enhanced RI variant cover from Martin Simmonds!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | MAY 16

And finally, by the time June rolls around Kid Lobotomy will be cooling his Doc Martens over by the pool of consciousness (not for long, we hope), but that doesn’t mean you can’t snag another edition of one the most killer debuts we’ve read in ages! Volume One of Kid — titled “A Lad Insane” — can be yours on June 20!

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by Tess Fowler.
Colors by Lee Loughridge.
Letters by Aditya Bidikar.
Cover by Tess Fowler and Tamra Bonvillain.

From Black Crown & IDW: Meet Kid, the youngest descendant of a rich, demented hotelier named Big Daddy. Kid is the newly appointed manager of “The Suites,” but 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 chance 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 seductive shapeshifters, dead literary heroes and Kid’s own sister, who would love nothing more than to see him fail miserably.

Collects the first 6 issues of Black Crown’s inaugural title! Bonus material including process pages and writer’s commentary!

A giddy ride to the outer limits of the imagination.” —Ian Rankin, author of Inspector Rebus

…an absolute madhouse…” —ADVENTURES IN POOR TASTE

“...the things Peter Milligan and Tess Fowler have concocted for our consumption come from a place of pure inspiration. They’ve tapped into Kafka, Shakespeare, Bowie and Burroughs…” –DoomRocket

$19.99 | 152 pgs. | ISBN: 978-1-68405-244-8 | JUNE 20

Black Crown Exclusive: Kid Lobotomy Vol. 1: A Lad Insane