|Welcome to Lovecraft #1|
|Release Date||February 20, 2008|
|Next||Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #2|
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1 is the first issue of the series.
In Willits, California, the Locke family are spending their summer. Tyler Locke, the oldest son of Rendell and Nina Locke, is upset that his own summer plans had been cancelled by his father after an argument. The family is soon attacked by Sam Lesser. Sam, under the orders of "Dodge", demands Rendell turn over the Anywhere Key and the Omega Key. Rendell refuses, and is killed.
The Lockes move to Rendell's childhood home, Keyhouse, in Lovecraft, Massachusetts. While exploring the manor, Tyler's youngest sibling, Bode Locke, discovers he can use the Ghost Key to leave his body and become a ghost.
Meanwhile, Sam is contacted by Dodge, who promises to help him escape from the detention facility he was taken to after murdering Rendell.