Thursday, July 30, 2009
The Fisher King
In September, we're releasing a Special Edition of the first issue of LOCKE & KEY: WELCOME TO LOVECRAFT. This is the start of the entire Eisner-nominated story, the full 32-page comic that kicked off the series.
But what's more special about this is the fact that we're running the original Joe Hill script behind the story. And even more notable than that is the bonus story we're running in the back.
The 72-page issue will also include a 10-page back-up story (unrelated to L&K, a fun standalone tale) by Joe and the late Seth Fisher, "Freddy Wertham Goes to Hell." This was one of the first things Joe wrote in comics. It was originally created for Cemetery Dance's GRAVE TALES comic, but they were nice enough to let us run it here, in color for the first time. Fisher's former studiomate, artist Langdon Foss, finished the last pages and worked on the colors with Jay Fotos. So it's a great last showcase of Fisher's amazing talent (and that Hill guy did a decent job on it, too).