Entertainment Weekly had the scoop yesterday that Neil Gaiman’s beloved Sandman will be having a crossover with Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodríguez’s Locke and Key. It wasn’t a huge surprise given Gamesradar revealed in the November DC Comics solicitations Sandman #23 was getting a reprint as it, “sets the stage for The Sandman/Locke & Key: Hell and Gone #1, coming in November from IDW!”
Titled Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone, the series is in collaboration with IDW and DC Comics kicking off in October with a #0 issue that reprints key stories from both universes. So how do they connect? It all has to do with Lucifer’s key to Hell and the Locke Family using it to gain access to The Dreaming. The series will be written by Hill and illustrated by Rodríguez.
It’s an interesting development especially since both series have similar magical qualities and the crossover actually makes sense. Check out my interview with Joe Hill from San Diego Comic-Con where we talk Locke & Key, comic book reviewing, and more.
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