The End Begins in Locke & Key: Ω!
As Thornton Wilder once said, “All good things must come to an end, but all bad things can continue forever,” a quote that seems eerily appropriate for Locke & Key. While at times frighteningly dark and brutally violent, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s Eisner-winning series has also sailed on winds of high fantasy and elaborate mystery, striking a mesmerizing balance and attracting a fervent and dedicated audience. While new issues may cease to appear before too long, the unique and vivid memories will live on in fans’ minds and shelves forever.
After thirty-odd issues the decisive battle for Keyhouse must be fought; debts and spirits must be settled. Locke & Key: Ω, beginning this November, is where the Locke family’s story, so masterfully begun in Welcome to Lovecraft, reaches its conclusion.
Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief and Locke & Key’s editor stated:
We’re building toward a conclusion that Joe’s had in mind since WELCOME TO LOVECRAF. And while some of the story elements have shifted along the way, I can’t remember ever seeing a long-running series that’s had the complete story so fully developed from the start. I can’t wait for people to see it. But I recommend everyone pick up two copies of this series, since the issues are gonna end up stained with tears when readers see what’s going to happen to these beloved characters.
And, just because this is the end of the Locke family’s story doesn’t mean it’s the very end of Locke & Key…
That’s a pretty cryptic statement, so maybe we’ll get to see more?
Locke & Key: Ω #1 (of 7) is 32 pages, FC, $3.99 and will be available in November. Diamond Code: SEP120289