The epic crossover between comics' greatest fantasy series concludes this August in LOCKE & KEY/THE SANDMAN UNIVERSE: HELL & GONE #2.

The press release follows:

Media Release -- Following rave reviews for both the #0 and #1 issues of this fantasy crossover from DC and IDW, the Locke family makes their final journey into the world of The Dreaming in Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #2. This final chapter of this crossover saga will change the way readers see the worlds of The Sandman and Locke & Key for years to come!

To win back her brother's soul from Hell, Mary Locke has done the unthinkable—she's seized control of the imprisoned Dream Lord's artifacts of power and crossed over into his place of power, the Dreaming! Unfortunately, she's managed to find herself in the middle of a war for the future of the kingdom, led by none other than the monstrous Corinthian. And even if Mary survives her encounter, the road to Hell ends in locked gates guarded by Etrigan the Demon and the all-powerful Lucifer himself!

Of course, the Locke family has always had a knack for making keys…

This 48-page tale of mystery and terror is written by Joe Hill (Locke & Key, Hill House Comics/Basketful of Heads) with interiors and card stock cover by Gabriel Rodriguez (Adventures of Superman). In addition to Rodriguez' breathtaking cover, two of comics' most renowned mystery/horror artists, Kelley Jones and J.H. Williams III will also provide card stock variant covers for this must-read issue, each priced at $6.99.

Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #2 arrives in comic book stores and on participating digital platforms on Tuesday, August 31, 2021.

Both Locke & Key/The Sandman Universe: Hell & Gone #0 and issue #1 are available now at comic book stores and on participating digital platforms. Digital previews of issues #0 and #1 are available at the IDW Publishing website,

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