Every week of the year, new comic books hit store shelves and digital store fronts. Some of those comics have been going on for a while, and some of them haven’t. One of the comics that has, however, is Locke and Key. Written by Joe Hill with art by Gabriel Rodriguez, Locke and Key is probably my favorite comic being published today. But the only problem with the comic having gone on for as long as it has is that, well, it’s not very friendly to new readers. And even those readers who’ve been there since day one might get a little off track by the different parts of the Locke and Key mythology. And oh my goodness! There are so many keys! How can we decipher between them!?
Well friends, IDW Publishing has got you covered. This Wednesday, IDW and Locke and Key will be releasing a one-shot comic entitled Locke and Key: Guide To The Known Keys.
It’s not uncommon, in fact, to do this kind of one-shot catch-up to add more focus to certain aspects of the story, especially considering the dense mythology of the series. As the title states, there will be a rundown on all the new keys, but there will also be some more light shown on the history of Keyhouse.
If you think this is just going to be some lame catch-up one shot, trust me when I tell you that you are wrong. There’s also going to plenty here for die-hard readers. So, join me in welcoming the comic with open arms as we both go over to io9 to check out their exclusive six-page preview of the upcoming comic. But first, look at the incredibly gorgeous cover art.
Locke and Key: Guide To The Known Keys hits stores on November 9, 2011.