Hill Under Locke & Key

Joe Hill's Locke & Key (click to see it bigger!Funny, Nomad and I were just discussing the other day how we’d really like to get more comic coverage on the site, but man if it isn’t impossible to keep up with all the new horror titles out there now. Not that it’s a bad thing!

Today we learned of one more horror comic you’re going to want to keep your peepers open for: Locke & Key, coming in March from IDW Publishing. The story was written by 20th Century Ghosts (review) and Heart-Shaped Box (review) writer Joe Hill, son of Stephen King and one of my favorite new writers working today.

Featuring artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke & Key tells of a fantastic New England mansion called, of course, Keyhouse. Anyone who walks through its various doors is changed — boys to girls, young men to geriatric seniors — but it’s also home to hate-filled creatures who won’t rest until the most terrible of all doors is opened.

At this point the story could be about lawn care techniques and I’d snap it up; Hill’s that good of a writer. I guess it’s fortuitous that he’s got a sick imagination as well. Check out IDW’s Locke & Key page to see more art from the book, and be sure to check comic shelves for Issue #1 in March!

Johnny Butane

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