Classic Comic Strips Get Dark Spin in SPENCER & LOCKE 2

Spencer & Locke 2
Credit: Maan House (Action Lab/Danger Zone)
Credit: Joe Mulvey (Action Lab/Danger Zone)

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SDCC: Action Lab's SPENCER & LOCKE 2

Puts New Spin on Classic Newspaper Strips With New Villain Roach Riley

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

Credit: Jorge Santiago, Jr./Jasen Smith (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!

Credit: Maan House (Action Lab/Danger Zone)

“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.

Editor's Note: David Pepose is the freelance editer and writer for Newsarama's review column, Best Shots.

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