Calling in the heavy hitters for Free Comic Book Day isn’t anything new for publishers, as companies like Marvel Comics and DC always come out of the gates swinging for the holiday. However, not to be left out, IDW Publishing will be calling in some big guns of their own as they offer readers a free issue of Joe Hill’s (“HORNS”, “HEART SHAPED BOX”) Eisner nominated, “LOCKE & KEY”. Inside you can check out a 5 page preview of the ish and get the full synopsis straight from the publisher. Read on for the skinny…
This July Joe Hill’s ubber popular “LOCKE AND KEY” will see the release of its next collected hardcover volume with “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM”, continuing the adventures of the Locke family. In anticipation of the fourth collection in the series, inside you can check out a 23 page preview of the book before it hits shelves this July! Read on for the skinny…
Horror author Stephen King confirmed to Entertainment Weekly that he may pen an episode of AMC’s second season of “The Walking Dead”. Cool news, right? It gets even better…
King tells the mag that if the deal goes through he’ll be teaming with young writer Joe Hill, who is King’s son! Two evil geniuses collaborating on a Frank Darabont produced horror series? I don’t think the world can handle this kind of awesomeness…
Hill is the writer of “Horns,” being developed as a feature film starring Shia LaBeouf, and the extra badass “Locke & Key”, which is currently being filmed as a pilot presentation with director Mark Romanek behind the camera.
It has been a breakout year for author Joe Hill (“HORNS”, “HEART-SHAPED BOX”) as his ubber popular “LOCKE AND KEY” monthly from IDW will be shooting as a television series later this year, and the scribe looks to continue to build his empire with another storyline in the series this June entitled, “CLOCKWORKS”. Below you can get all the details and some advance cover artwork.
WRITTEN BY: Joe Hill
ILLUSTRATIONS AND COVERS BY: Gabriel Rodriguez
“Colonel Adam Crais’s minutemen are literally trapped between a rock and a hard place; in the first days of the Revolutionary War, they find themselves hiding beneath 120 feet of New England stone, with a full regiment of redcoats waiting for them in the daylight… and a door into hell in the cavern below. The black door is open, and it’s up to a 16-year-old smith named Ben Locke to find a way to close it. The biggest mysteries of the Locke & Key series are resolved as Clockworks opens, not with a bang, but with the thunderous crash of English cannons.”
“LOCKE AND KEY: CLOCKWORKS” Issue #1 Drops This June From IDW Publishing! (MSRP-$3.99)
After an exhaustive search, actor-singer Jesse McCartney just landed the final role on Fox’s drama pilot Locke & Key. He will play Ty, the eldest of the Locke children. It is a key role in the project as it is considered the male lead on the show, reports Deadline.
“Locke & Key,” from 20th TV, Kurtzman/Orci and DreamWorks TV, is based on Joe Hill’s comic. It tells the story of Nina Locke (Miranda Otto) and her three children, Tyler (McCartney), Kinsey (Sarah Bolger), and Bode (Skylar Gaertner) who, after the brutal murder of Nina’s husband Rendell Locke, return to Keyhouse, his old family home in Massachusetts. There, they are pestered by an evil entity that’s determined to hold the family hostage one way or another until it gets what it wants.
As Ty, McCartney will be able to show off his music talents. According to the character description, Ty was the closest with his dad and carries a special guilt for his father’s death. He isolates himself a bit by retreating into his music.
Genius Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot.
Now that “The Walking Dead” is rolling like a freight truck through AMC, my eyes are set on Fox’s Locke & Key, which next to “The Walking Dead” and “Preacher”, is one of my all-time favorite ongoing comics. Penned by Joe Hill (Stephen King’s son), Mark Romanek will be directing the pilot presentation that has cast Miranda Otto as the mother and now Sarah Bolger (The Moth Diaries) will play her daughter Kinsey. The series will tell the story of Nina Locke (Otto) and her three children, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode, who survive an unspeakable horror and attempt to rebuild their lives at Keyhouse, their family home in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. It is a mysterious New England mansion, with fantastic and transformative keys hidden inside its walls that are also being sought by a hate-filled and relentless creature with ties to the Locke family’s past who will stop at nothing to accomplish his sinister goals. I highly recommend reading. The art is beautiful.
With rumors circulating that Joe Hill’s (“HEARTSHAPED BOX”, “HORNS”) ever popular “LOCKE & KEY” monthly will be the next comic book series to see a small screen adaptation, the newest arc in the series (Issue #28 if you’re keeping track) continues to roll as issue #3 in “KEYS TO THE KINGDOM” drops TOMORROW. If you make the jump you can check out a 6 page preview of the issue and get all the details. Read on for the skinny!
Consistently one of the best stories month in and month out is Joe Hill’s (“HORNS”, “HEART SHAPED BOX”) “LOCKE AND KEY” which is one of the most highly praised stories in the genre. With “CROWN OF SHADOWS” on its way to a conclusion, publisher IDW has announced the next arc in the series to start up in August. Inside you can read the full synopsis and get a look at the ‘bloody’ good cover. Read on for the skinny. “After the murder of their father, Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode Locke relocate with their mother to the family estate of Keyhouse, located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. Sam Lesser, one of the teens who murdered Mr. Locke, is in a juvenile detention center and, by gazing in water, communicates with a supernatural force that promises to free him. Bode Locke, the youngest of the family, uncovers The Ghost Door, which separates his spirit from his body.”
If you have been missing out on Joe Hill’s (“HEART SHAPED BOX”, “HORNS”) illustrated masterpiece “LOCKE & KEY” I feel very, very sorry for you. But for those of you that have been keeping up on the adventure you’ll be happy to know that despite a nasty little earthquake for artist Gabriel Rodriguez that threatened to stall the 5th issue in the “CROWN OF SHADOWS” arc, tomorrow will mark the release of the newest issue. So why not make the jump beyond the break to check out a 5 page unlettered preview? Read on for the skinny!
This looks to be a pretty big week for the King family as father Stephen looks to unleash the first issue of his hotly anticipated vampire western “AMERICAN VAMPIRE”, and son Joe drops the fourth installment in his “LOCKE & KEY” monthly. The issue itself is very eagerly awaited by fans as it marks the first issue in which the Army of Living Shadows are allowed to run wild within the mansion. Beyond the break readers can find the first 5 pages of the issue before it drops Wednesday!
In celebration of the release of Joe Hill’s masterpiece, “HORNS”, we have a special look at the next installment of his ongoing comic series “LOCKE AND KEY: CROWN OF SHADOWS”. Beyond the break you’ll find the first 6 pages of the issue as well as both the cover and the variant art!
When Joe Hill broke into mainstream literature with 2007s “HEART SHAPED BOX” there was a very distinct, personal apprehension to admitting to the public that he was the eldest of literary legend Stephen King. The reluctance to make such a confession is completely understandable. After all, no one wants to stand in the shadow of their peers, much less one that casts one so looming as King, and especially when they have enough of their own talent to not need such a connection. So if “HEART SHAPED BOX” was an introduction to what readers could expect to see from the growing writer in the future, then “HORNS” is the casting of the gauntlet. Let it be known: Joe Hill is the future of spine-tingling literature. A man whose own shadow will now have to serve as the dark blanket from which all others after him must climb out from under.
Hot off the heels of our preview of Joe Hill’s newest masterpiece Bloody-Disgusting.com is teaming with Harper Collins Publishing to give away 5 free copies of “HORNS”, due to be released on February 16th! Beyond the break you’ll find all the details on how you can get your hands on a copy of one of this year’s most anticipated chillers!
When “HEART SHAPED BOX” was released in 2007 I was still working at my local Borders Books store swiftly reading myself through any and everything in our horror section. Being the fan of horror literature that I am, I could not help but notice the name Joe Hill (Son of literary mastermind, Stephen King) and in return decided to give his first effort a try. By the time I was done any and all thoughts of Joe Hill, the son of one of my favorite authors from childhood, were replaced by the realization that, quite frankly, the kid had chops. Now Joe is back and with him he brings hell in his newest novel “HORNS” due for a February 16th release date! Read on for the skinny.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are at it again, their next installment in the Locke and Key series starts this November. This story arc, Crown of Shadows, the living find uses and information from the dead… I have liked the series alot up to this point with it’s difference in story and somewhat odd art style. What do you think of Locke and Key? More info after the break…