IDW Reveals Four Pages From Lock & Key/Sandman Universe Crossover Event

Two beloved Fantasy/Horror Comic Book series collide in this exclusive first look at Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1!

New York Times bestselling novelist Joe Hill and superstar artist Gabriel Rodríguez have brought together two of comics’ greatest fantasy franchises, their own award-winning series Locke & Key (IDW) and DC’s Comics blockbuster series The Sandman, created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg.

With a hit Netflix original series Locke & Key produced by IDW Entertainment heading into its second season and recent casting developments for Netflix’s upcoming The Sandman, the excitement level for these properties has never been higher. Today, IDW is revealing the four opening pages from one of this year’s most highly anticipated comic book crossover events, Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone.

Here’s the summary…

Hell & Gone #1 follows a desperate Mary Locke, whose brother Jack may be 10 years dead but still sends letters home from Hell. Her quest to rescue him from The Pit will require her to outsmart Roderick Burgess (the most wicked man in England), puzzle her way through the House of Mystery, and risk the walking nightmare known as The Corinthian in a disintegrating Kingdom of Dreams!

Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 will be available with multiple cover variants including Cover A by Gabriel Rodríguez, Cover B by JH Williams III (Batwoman, The Sandman: Overture), Cover C by Kelley Jones (Batman, The Sandman), and two Retailer Incentive editions featuring art by Rodríguez and Williams, respectively.

Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #1 will be available on April 14th, for information on how to purchase Locke & Key / The Sandman Universe comic books, visit to find a store near you.

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