Crown of Shadows #5
Release Date April 28, 2010
Writer Joe Hill
Art Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors Jay Fotos
Letters Robbie Robbins
Editing Chris Ryall
Previous Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #4
Next Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #6

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows #5 is the seventeenth issue of the series.


After having used the Giant Key to grow huge, Tyler Locke saves his siblings as Dodge, encircled by living shadows is about to grab them. Tyler and Dodge then fight it out and end up in the sea, where Tyler lifts Dodge up so he's struck by the light of a lighthouse and the shadows dissipate. Dodge escapes unnoticed with the Echo Key, but Tyler finds the Crown of Shadows and the Shadow Key. Tyler then lifts Kinsey and Bode up to show them the view of the city.

Later, Nina Locke comes back home and finds the house in a mess. Bode doesn't remember what's happened and Tyler's passed out on the couch. Tyler lies that some friends were over and things got out of hand.

Next morning, Kinsey goes to school dressed in the life jacket she got from Scot Kavanaugh and Jamal Saturday, to Zack Well's displeasure. He tries to advice her not to socialize with them.

Meanwhile, Jordan Gates confronts Tyler about the report he wrote for her and got an F. Tyler is flabbergasted.


  • On page 16, Bode's shadow changes shape without Bode noticing.
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