Head Games #4
Release Date April 8, 2009
Writer Joe Hill
Art Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors Jay Fotos
Letters Robbie Robbins
Editing Chris Ryall
Previous Locke & Key: Head Games #3
Next Locke & Key: Head Games #5

Locke & Key: Head Games #4 is the tenth issue of the series.


While Duncan Locke is lecturing his students on drawing, he notices he's drawn himself and Lucas Caravaggio exiting Drowning Cave based on a photo neither of them were present for.

Meanwhile, Tyler Locke has, to Kinsey Locke's displeasure, invited Jordan Gates and Zack Wells over to show them the Head Key. When he does, Jordan freaks out and runs away, while Zack is, of course, intrigued.

Later that evening, Duncan and his boyfriend Brian Rogan go to a bar where they end up in a fight with two homophobic local girls. Duncan is knocked unconscious. When he wakes up, he remembers Luke, and insists on warning Tyler. The two women from the bar is sitting in their car outside Brian's house waiting for them to fall asleep.

Back in Keyhouse, Kinsey and Bode Locke tells Zack more about the key and the lady from the well. When Tyler returns, Kinsey tells him to use the key to remove her Fear and Tears. They are then put into a glass bottle.


  • The flashback on the first two pages mirrors the events on page 10 and 11, while page 16 mirrors page 12 of Clockworks 4.
  • On page 4 two of the shadows controlled by the crown can be seen on the cave wall.


Kinsey removing her Fear and Tears could be explained in a non-magical way. Someone having such a close encounter with death as her might result in neglecting their own fear and sadness

Welcome To Lovecraft Chapter OneChapter TwoChapter Three
Chapter FourChapter FiveChapter Six
Head Games IntermissionChapter OneChapter Two
Chapter ThreeChapter FourArmy of One
Crown of Shadows The Haunting of KeyhouseIn The CaveLast Light
Shadow PlayLight of DayBeyond Repair
Keys to the Kingdom SparrowWhiteFebruaryCasualties
Detectives - Part 1Detectives - Part 2
Clockworks The Locksmith's SonSmash!The Tamers of the Tempest
The Whispering IronGrown-UpsCurtain
Omega Our RegretsThe SoldierLast Dance
Human SacrificesThe Fall
Alpha Omega & Alpha