Fans of Joe Hill’s Locke & Key and the Sandman comics created by Neil Gaiman have something look forward to this October with a crossover event from IDW and DC comics titled Locke & Key: Hell and Gone.
IDW officially made the announcement via Twitter this weekend.
If you think you can unlock the gates of hell and just invite yourself in, you must be dreaming. Coming October 2020: @joe_hill and @GR_comics will debut LOCKE & KEY: HELL & GONE – A SANDMAN UNIVERSE Crossover Event, courtesy of @IDWPublishing and @DCComics. pic.twitter.com/b9I9e3Sa0h
— IDW Publishing (@IDWPublishing) February 22, 2020
Chilean comic book artist Gabriel Rodriguez and Joe Hill took to social media with their own posts celebrating the announcement.
( the thing we like the most about the meeting of the #SandmanUniverse with the #LOCKEandKey mythology is that @joe_hill and I got to that because of a meaningful story idea, and not the other way round. We’re hoping to deliver something proper )#makingcomics #storytelling
— Gabriel Rodríguez (@GR_comics) February 23, 2020
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We’ve been talking about this for a couple years now and I’m so glad it’s actually happening. Big thanks to @neilhimself for inviting us to play in his house of dreams. Look for it in October. @gr_comics, @chris_ryall, @jayfotosstudios and I are gonna work hard as we can to make it something special.
Rodriguez and Hill previously collaborated on Subterranean Press’s edition of Hill’s NOS4A2.
There is little being released at this time on just what this crossover will entail, but iHorror will keep you posted as details become available.
Take a look at the full cover art below, and let us know what you think about Locke & Key: Hell and Gone in the comments!