SDCC 2018: Spencer & Locke’s Second Series Gets An Early Preview At Comic-Con

by Hannah Means Shannon

Spencer & Locke has been a popular comic series featuring a police detective and his imaginary friend–a panther published by Action Lab under their adult imprint Danger Zone. Written by David Pepose, illustrated by Jorge Santiago Jr., with colors by Jasen Smith, and letters by Colin Bell, the series is returning for a second run in Winter 2019, the publisher has announced.

But bigger news for fans attending SDCC 2018 next week is that they’ll be able to get their hands on a special variant cover edition early for issue #1 of Spencer & Locke’s second series.

On issue #1, main covers are by Jorge Santiago, Jr., and vraiant covers by Maan House and Joe Mulvey.

In the second series:

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?

Pepose says:

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. 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.

Santiago adds:

I think people that enjoyed the first volume will love where SPENCER & LOCKE 2 takes them. 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.

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