ECCC: Black Crown announces new titles from Sebela, McManus, Howard, Robles

‘Euthanauts’ and ‘House Amok’ join Shelly Bond’s imprint.

At this weekend’s Emerald City Comic Con, IDW’s Black Crown imprint has announced two new titles: Euthanauts by Tini Howard and Nick Robles, and House Amok by Christopher Sebela and Shawn McManus.

“A year ago, we announced Black Crown at Emerald City Comic Con,” editor Shelly Bond said in a press release. “It’s the perfect venue to debut our newest titles. Euthanauts and House Amok share the dysfunctional irreverence you’ve come to expect from the cross street of comics + chaos. We’ve saved you the best table at the Black Crown Pub, and your favorite song is on the jukebox. 2018 is just getting started! Viva Comics!”

Howard, who already writes Black Crown’s excellent Assassinistas, adds a second title with Euthanauts. The new series combines “classically intrepid explorers with our anxieties about death and the beyond — with psychonautic mindspaces to match.” The first arc will kick off in July.

Euthanauts is a book about death and dying as a universal concept,” said Howard. “How do these ideas contribute to our relationship with a deathspace we haven’t yet discovered, and what’s behind the light at the end of the tunnel?”

House Amok, meanwhile, is a new five-issue miniseries from Sebela (High Crime, Heartthrob) and Shawn McManus (Sandman, Dr. Fate) about a “damaged” nuclear family with twin sisters on a claustrophobic, high-speed American road trip from Portland to the East Coast.

“Horror was always my first true love affair with stories,” said Sebela. “Getting to team up with people like Shawn, Shelly, Lee, and Aditya to do a dark, creepy story like House Amok — full of all the things that put me on edge and keep me up at night — is everything I could’ve hoped for when I was being terrified by stories like this when I was a kid.”

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