IDW Publishing has announced that Skelton Key Studio has been given the exclusive license to create keys from the Locke and Key series.

Skelton Crew Studio (, which previously designed the sold-out Ghost Key, will debut the Head Key in September through the Skelton Crew Studio Web site. Pre-orders for the Head Key start today, August 11, and all orders placed before September 2 will receive a little something extra: a Joe Hill autographed key tag. Then the new Echo Key will debut at the BangPop! Convention before also being available through the Skelton Crew Web site.

“Every arc in Locke & Key has been out to do something different and fresh from what came before,” said writer Joe Hill in a prepared statement. “And Keys to the Kingdom is no exception. Gabe and I wanted to create another good jumping on point for new readers, and loved the idea of doing a series of standalone stories that play with some of the possibilities offered by all the impossible keys laying around Keyhouse. The keys have always been the most fun thing about the story… which makes it ridiculously cool that Israel Skelton is going to forge a series of them for real.”

“I’m really pumped,” said studio founder Israel Skelton, who also created the actual Ghost Door that resides in Hill’s home and appears in the Legacy Edition. “Joe is an amazing storyteller and Gabe consistently delivers awesome art. First and foremost, I’m a Locke & Key fan. I would have built these keys for myself anyway, so I’m really excited to be able to offer them to people who love the book as much as I do.”

If you want something really unique and cool, these keys look really keen.  And at $20.00 it’s a small price to pay for something that may give you supernatural powers.

For the rest of us, Locke & Key: Keys to the Kingdom #1 is in stores today.

via IDW Publishing

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  1. thedexter102
    August 11, 2010 at 1:45 pm — Reply


  2. morpheus
    August 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm — Reply

    Awesome! I might just have to grab these.

  3. August 11, 2010 at 6:57 pm — Reply

    I think I’ll hold out for an Anywhere Key

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