IDW Publishing to release Locke & Key…

28 janvier 2008 Non Par Comic Box

idw17.jpg[ENGLISH] San Diego, CA (January 28, 2008) Best-selling suspense writer Joe Hill is ready to unleash his all-new fantasy-horror comic series on readers in February 2008. A rising star in the horror genre, Hill’s stories have ranged from serial killers and abducted children to supernatural novels, but his latest dark fantasy, Locke & Key, is being unleashed in comics form as an initial six-issue series from IDW Publishing (

« Hill is one of the most talented up-and-coming horror writers I’ve read in years, » says Chris Ryall, publisher and editor-in-chief for IDW Publishing. « He has the unique ability to compress epic-like tales into a tightly developed series of brief episodes. This approach is nothing short of perfect for comics. »

Hill’s first short-fiction collection, 20th Century Ghosts, received the British Fantasy Award, The International Horror Guild Award, and the Bram Stoker Award for best collection. The Washington Post noted that « the collection should establish its author as a major player in 21st-century fantastic fiction. » Following the success of 20th Century Ghosts, Hill released Heart-Shaped Box, a New York Times bestseller that made the Publisher’s Weekly 2007 Best Books of the Year list. The supernatural thriller about a merciless ghost is currently being adapted by Warner Brothers for a planned feature film release.

Locke & Key
Featuring art from Gabriel Rodriguez, who worked on IDW Publishing’s Beowulf and Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show, Locke & Key is a supernatural thriller about three children who find themselves the custodians of a New England mansion. Within the house are fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them-fundamentally changing a child into an old person, a boy into a girl, and so forth. The mansion is also home to a hate-filled creature that will not rest until it forces the kids to open the most terrible door of all.

« Ultimately it’s a kind of modern Grimm’s fairy tale, about the way young people discover and construct their own identity, » says Hill.

Locke & Hill (Diamond order code DEC07 3701) will be available in February 2008.

About IDW Publishing
IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among its best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Paramount/CBS’s STAR TREK; and Fox’s ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film from Sony Pictures was released in October 2007 and was the #1 movie in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at