The 2017 indie comic Spencer and Locke is coming back for another gripping story! Action Lab Danger Zone has announced that in 2019, Spencer and Locke 2 is coming to a comic book store near you. The first volume written by David Pepose told the heartbreaking and emotional story of a twisted version of Calvin and Hobbs where the young boy with the stuffed animal he believed was real, grew up to be a detective with his best friend as his partner. Now with another old comic strip character joining the story, what will be in store for Calvin and Hobbs? Action Lab Danger Zone and Pepose give us a sneak peak in this press release:
His partner’s imaginary… but the madness
is all real! Can Spencer and
Locke survive their deadliest foe yet?
SPENCER & LOCKE 2, Due in Stores
and Digital Devices Winter 2019
from Action Lab: Danger Zone
Writer: David Pepose
Artist: Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Colorist: Jasen Smith
Letterer: Colin Bell
Main Covers by Jorge Santiago, Jr., Variant Covers by Maan House and Joe Mulvey
The Ringo-nominated saga returns in SPENCER & LOCKE 2, written by David Pepose and illustrated by Jorge Santiago, Jr.! Suspended by Internal Affairs, Detective Locke continues to wrestle with the demons of his past alongside his trusty partner, his talking imaginary panther Spencer. But when Spencer and Locke face Roach Riley, a scarred former soldier set on violence and terror, will their partnership become the latest casualty on Roach’s hit list? Find out when the twisted nostalgia of Action Lab’s SPENCER & LOCKE 2 arrives in comic shops and digital devices Winter 2019, or be one of the first to enjoy the story at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive variant of SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #1 by artist Joe Mulvey!
“We’ve told fans from the beginning that there was a much larger universe for SPENCER & LOCKE to explore — and we’re excited to expand their world further with their latest adversary, Roach Riley,” Pepose said. “Half The Deer Hunter, half Heath Ledger’s Joker, Roach is only the beginning of Locke’s latest gauntlet, as every classic comic strip from your childhood will be fair game for parody in our action-packed sequel.”
“I think people that enjoyed the first volume will love where SPENCER & LOCKE 2 takes them,” added Santiago. “In both scale and scope, Spencer and Locke will have a lot more riding on things with Roach lurking in the shadows.”
The first volume of SPENCER & LOCKE recently earned five nominations at the 2018 Ringo Awards, including Best Series, Best Writer, Best Cover Artist, Best Colorist and Best Letterer.