SPENCER & LOCKE Trade Collection Hits Stores August 2017! CALVIN & HOBBES Meets SIN CITY
His partner’s imaginary… but the danger is all real! Classic comic strip nostalgia meets dark and gritty noir in Spencer & Locke, the critically acclaimed new crime series from writer David Pepose and artist Jorge Santiago, Jr., which arrives in trade paperback this August from Action Lab: Danger Zone.
When his childhood sweetheart Sophie Jenkins is found dead, there’s only one partner hard-boiled Detective Locke can trust to help him crack the case: his imaginary talking panther, Spencer. But as Spencer and Locke’s investigation stirs up a vicious crime syndicate — as well as memories of their own traumatic pasts — can this unlikely duo survive long enough to discover the truth?
Described as “a richly imagined and darkly original tale” by All-Star Batman writer Scott Snyder and “a fiendishly fun take on an age-old classic” by IGN, Spencer & Locke has dazzled critics and readers alike with its bold and subversive storytelling, which brings together the classic iconography of Calvin and Hobbes with the dark noir aesthetic of Sin City.
“Spencer & Locke is a story by comics fans, for comics fans,” says writer David Pepose. “Weaving together pulse-pounding action, compelling psychological drama, and two unforgettable leads, this book is not just a parody, not just a black comedy, but also our love letter to the innovative and trailblazing works of Bill Watterson and Frank Miller.”
Featuring behind-the-scenes material including character designs and script pages, fans of Calvin and Hobbes, Sin City, and Criminal should not miss the trade collection of Spencer & Locke, which will be released August 30, 2017. It can be pre-ordered now with the Diamond item code JUN171107. Get in on the story now with these preview pages:
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