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Golden Age is a series of stand-alone stories exploring the history of the Keyhouse and the Locke Family. The first issue was originally published on November 23, 2011, and will end with the DC Comics/Vertigo series The Sandman crossover in 2021.[1][2][3] It is considered the prelude volume to World War Key.[4]

Issue List[edit | edit source]

Note: All the issues have been placed in chronological order story wise as stated by Joe Hill. However, this is not the same order that they were released in.[5][6]

First Appearances[edit | edit source]

Characters[edit | edit source]

Keys[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This arc will be the first time the series has collaborated and co-printed with another comic book publisher.
  • Joe Hill mentioned in a tweet that he included a single detail in "In Pale Battalions Go" that is a part of a bigger Locke & Key story which he says that at this pace he won't get to until he's in his mid-fifties (Joe Hill was 48 when he made the tweet).[7]
(Let others live the life of dull iron structure office buildings makers. We're trying to live the life of stonemasons builders of cathedrals) ;P[8]

–Gabriel Rodriguez

  • Due to the release schedule for some issues, it was initially assumed that Locke & Key: Grindhouse and Locke & Key: Dog Days were a part of the Golden Age arc. But Joe Hill stated via Twitter that those issues were standalones that didn't belong to any of the arcs.[5][9]

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