Locke & Key: In Pale Battalions Go #2

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: October 7, 2020 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 4 User Reviews: 3
9.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

The impossible, reality-bending keys of Keyhouse have always been weapons of war. In the spring of 1915, Chamberlin Locke's oldest son, John, is desperate to be a part of the greatest war of all... and never mind that he's too young to enlist. He means to use the power of the keys to turn the tide, and will tell any lie, and try any manipulation, to have his way. Prepare to open a door onto one of the grimmest battlefields of the 20th century, whose darkness might even strike fear into an army of supernatural shadows.

  • 10
    ComicBook.com - Evan Valentine Oct 7, 2020

    The series isn't afraid to dissect the horrors of war and continues to be a captivating story that definitely earns its place within the Locke And Key universe. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics: The Gathering - Nick Devonald Oct 6, 2020

    Locke & Key consistently ranks as one of the all time greatest comics, and this welcome return marks what might well be one of the best Locke & Key stories of all time. That it's also part of the build up to the crossover with the Sandman Universe make it even more exciting. Readers will constantly be surprised by the twists and turns of this issue, and keep guessing throughout. The art is as incredible as the reader has come to expect from Gabriel Rodrguez, and if you've been sleeping on this story you need to get in on the action now. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Horror DNA - James Ferguson Oct 17, 2020

    Locke & Key: ...In Pale Battalions Go... amplifies the horrors of war through a supernatural lens. If the German army is willing to use poison gas in battle, imagine what they'd do if they got their hands on these keys. While that would have been an interesting enough premise, the story takes an even more frightening turn. I have no idea how this will be wrapped up in the next issue, but I cannot wait to find out. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Zac Owens Oct 8, 2020

    IDW's ... IN PALE BATTALIONS GO... #2 complicates World War I and its own plot, when this creative team brilliantly humanizes "the enemy." Read Full Review

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