Original comic script

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.

Author(s): Joe Hill
Art:
 Gabriel Rodriguez
Color: Jay Fotos
Letters: Robbie Robbins
Publisher: IDW
First release: 2008
Nomination(s): Yes
Movie: Yes
Other:
2· Head Games
3· Crown Of Shadows
4· Keys To The Kingdom
5· Clockworks
6· Alpha & Omega
The Golden Age (one-shots)


The single issues were published with these cover(s):
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#1 #1, 2nd print #2 #2, 2nd print
#3 #3, 2nd print #4 #5
#6 #1 DF excl. #1 DF excl. negative #1 Hundred Penny Press
#1 Special edition #1 Special edition RI #1 2014 CON excl. #1 Signed edition
#1 Legacy edition #1 RE 2020 CON excl. #1-3 Slipcase series #4-6 Slipcase series

The comic is collected in these edition(s):
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9781600103841
Hardcover
IDW
2008
9781600103841
Paperback
IDW
2009
9781631402241
Hardcover
IDW
2015
9781631404184
SDCC Hardcover
IDW
2015
 9781596062566
Hardcover
Subterranean Press
2009
9781596062566
S/L Hardcover
Subterranean Press
2009
9781596062566
Lettered
Subterranean Press
2009
9781613770764
Hardcover
IDW
2012
9781631409462
Hardcover
IDW
2017

Information about edition(s):
• SubterranaeanPress made #1000 trade hardcovers, #250 signed in slipcase and #26 lettered editions.
• IDW came in 2012 with a special edition in a slipcase with in 2017 a reprint.
• The #1 special edition has as extra a collored in version of Freddy Wertham Goes To Hell and a look behind the scenes with scripting.


Other information:
· The SDCC (San Diego Comic Con) slipcase editions had a print run of #100.
· The DF (Dynamic Forces) variant had a printrun of #3000, the DF negative was #1999.
· The black and white convention variant from 2014 had #900 prints.
· The RI cover of the #1 Special edition has a run of #400

Nomination(s):
• Eisner Awards for Best Limited Series 2009
• Eisner Awards for Best Writer 2009
• British Fantasy Award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel 2009
• Eisner Awards for Best Writer 2011
• Nominated for  Best Single Issue, Best Continuing Series, and Best Penciller 2011
• British Fantasy Award for Best Comic or Graphic Novel 2012

Movie:
• Locke & Key (TV-series)