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THE FIRE WIRE Exclusive First Look At The Locke & Key: Head Games Deluxe Hardcover Available On December 3, 2013 From IDW Limited


After looking at the detailed specs and the mind blowing art of IDW’s Locke & Key: Head Games Deluxe Edition, it very well may be one of the most lavish, gorgeous hardcovers ever produced in the comic book industry. And it should be considering the subject matter; the highly acclaimed series by writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez deserves a keepsake like this or should I say these as there are many choices to pick from.


So break open your wallets, make some extra space under the Christmas tree and marvel at the Locke & Key: Head Games deluxe hardcover available on December 3, 2013 on idwlimited.com


This is IDW Limited’s most feature-rich offering to date: each book comes packaged in an exclusive leatherette tray case that also contains a hardcover portfolio of photographs taken by Shane Leonard.


To fully unlock the secrets of this lavish special edition, you’ll have to pry up the floorboard of the tray case to find an exclusive custom key and journal entries from the Locke family.

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Black and Blue Label buyers will be able to choose original art from an incredible talent pool featuring David Petersen, Tony Harris, Alan Robinson, Jim Mahfood and Langdon Foss.

The pricing and features of the 3 different volumes are as follows:

The Red Edition costs $175 and comes with an exclusive Head Games key. The book is signed by Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Hill, Shane Leonard, Jay Fotos and Robbie Robbins. This volume also comes with a photo portfolio from Shane Leonard, secret journal pages hidden under a trap door and of course the limited-edition book. 250 copies.

The Black Label Edition contains everything mentioned above except this volume includes an exclusive Echo Key plus original art from:

Langdon Foss $300
Alan Robinson $300
Tony Harris $350

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David Petersen $400

Jim Mahfood $375

There are 10 unique copies available from each artist.

The Blue Label Edition comes with everything mentioned in the Red Edition plus a Locke & Key cover interpretation and an exclusive Echo Key. Featured artists includes:

Langdon Foss $450

Alan Robinson $450

Tony Harris $495

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David Petersen $600

Jim Mahfood $525

There are ONLY 3 unique copies available from each artist.

Again, the Locke & Key: Head Games deluxe hardcover will be available on December 3, 2013 on idwlimited.com. Locke On!

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IDW Limited To Release Deluxe Locke & Key: Head Games Book In 2013


IDW Limited will release a deluxe Locke & Key: Head Games edition later this summer. This is the second book in the series written by master storyteller Joe Hill and illustrated by the uber talented Gabriel Rodriguez.


Shane Leonard shot the below images which will be included as prints in their own portfolio case inside the oversize limited edition of Locke & Key: Head Games.


The images wouldn’t be possible without the amazing keys crafted by Israel Skelton and his Skelton Crew Studio.  An exciting extra is that this collectible edition will include an exclusive variant Key House key.

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Exclusive: First Look At IDW Limited’s Locke & Key – Head Games Signature Plates

IDW Limited has been publishing the most elaborate, gorgeous and lavish hardcover editions within the comic book community, in fact their books surpass the quality and standards you’d find with some of the fantasy and horror collectible publishers.

Later this summer the San Diego based comic book company will release the long awaited second limited editions of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez’s award winning ongoing series – Locke & Key: Head Games.

This is the sketch plate for the upcoming Head Games Limited-edition.


Blue Label plates will be cover homages.

The Black Label plates feature Rodriguez’s art and then they’ll be filled in by guest artists. Joe & Gabe have been recommending artists that they would like to work on the project. The first confirmed artist I can tell you is Langdon Foss. You may know him from Anthony Bourdain’s comic “Get Jiro”. He’s got a very vibrant, almost dreamlike style and I can’t wait to see what he does with this.


This is the original art for reference.


I will announce more artist names soon. There will be a total of 5 different artists. IDW will be bringing sneak peeks and samples to Comic Con. More information regarding edition sizes, prices and the release date will be announced soon.

What I can share with you is that IDW is pulling out all the stops with the Locke & Key: Head Games Limited Edition! Expect to see sturdy slipcases, an original Israel Skelton key, hidden compartments, gorgeous photographs from Shane Leonard, remarkable signature plates and lots more extras. My thought is that IDW will be taking pre-orders at Comic Con for these limited volumes and the books will sell out extremely fast so you may want to race to the IDW booth first when you hit the convention floor.

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