New Horror Comic

Comic fans still mourning the loss of defunct UK horror comic Scream! might be interested in a new spooky comic, Locke & Key, coming soon from IDW, the US publisher responsible for the new Doctor Who titles. As it’s an American title you won’t be able to pick it up in newagents over here, but it should be relatively easy to find in comic shops.

Locke & Key #1

Wriiten by novelist Joe Hill, author of best selling novel Heart-Shaped Box, this new comic is drawn by Gabriel Rodriguez (Beowulf). In July 2007, Hill explained that ”Locke & Key is a supernatural thriller about three kids who find themselves the custodians of an unlikely New England mansion called Keyhouse. Within the house are secret doors with transformative powers, the power to fundamentally change a person’s identity… they find themselves pitted against a thing that calls itself Dodge…

“There’s a terrible door within Keyhouse that Dodge would like to force open, and which my heroes have to keep shut at all costs.”

Expect to see this new title on the shelves in February.

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The founder of downthetubes, John works as a comics editor, writer, as Creative Consultant on the Dan Dare audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. Working in British comics publishing for over 30 years, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War and “Dan Dare”. He’s the writer of “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood for digital comic 100% Biodegradable.



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