Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom takes a month break in December, but in its place is another Joe Hill extravaganza! This special one-shot takes Hill’s acclaimed short story from his best-selling short-story collection 20th Century Ghosts and adapts it to comics! The Cape will walk you along the fence of childhood innocence, and then throw you face first into a brick wall. Explore your dark side in this tale by Hill and Jason Ciaramella, with art and two covers by Zach Howard.

Writer: Joe Hill & Jason Ciaramella
Artist: Zach Howard
Cover: Zach Howard

Price: $3.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 3.8%


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Avg Rating: 4.6
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  1. Locke and Key is one of my all-time favorite comic series so I’m interested to see Joe Hill do a different comic with a different artist this time around. 

  2. A one shot by Joe Hill featuring superheroes!? This is a must have.

  3. The short story this is based on is pretty great.

  4. @TexasZombie – Joe Hill did another one-shot not that long ago called Kodiak

  5. Is this related to The Cape coming to NBC?

  6. @OnASunday

    Nope. This is a comic adaptation of a short story Joe Hill wrote. 

  7. @deadspace  wha wha what?  thanks for the heads-up, I had no idea.  I’ll have to try to hunt that down.

  8. @TexasZombie  no problem 🙂 i think it might only have been last month some time so hopefully you’ll still be able to track it down.

  9. This was great! Can’t wait to see what comes of this!

  10. I thought it was okay. I was probably disappointed because the short story spoiled me.

  11. Wow, this was amazing. It made me wanna read 20th Century Ghosts & check out more of Zach Howard’s art.

  12. Easily my pick of the week. Beautiful and creepy as hell.

  13. This was seriously messed up, and I loved it. 

  14. I wish this would be more than just a one-shot…would make an interesting ongoing.

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