Action Lab’s Calvin and Hobbes meets Sin City series, Spencer and Locke has been picked up for a movie option.
Cheap copies have all but disappeared off eBay for Spencer and Locke #1. Copies have sold for cover price, with some copies selling for $14.99 and sets selling for $9.99.
Comichron has the number of copies sold through Diamond Distributors for thr regular cover as 2,109 copies each of the two variants were 1,500 copies each.
Lonestar Comics (aka Mycomicshop.com) has copies for cover price.
Spencer & Locke follows a hard-boiled detective named Locke as he solves a brutal murder with the only partner he can trust — his imaginary talking panther, Spencer. However, when their investigation stirs up a vicious crime syndicate and memories of Locke’s traumatic past, the pair must survive long enough to uncover the mystery and bring the culprits to justice.
“I’ve always been a big fan of mash-ups and remixes,” Pepose told CBR back in January, “and Spencer & Locke is very much in that vein – our initial high concept was pitched as ‘what if ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ grew up in ‘Sin City’?’ So while we’re very much a dark parody of both Bill Watterson and Frank Miller, I think there is that sense of reader expectation – which we’re able to play upon or subvert to better build up our story. Given this is very much an homage to one of the most iconic comic strips of all time, there’s a lot of tropes and iconography we’re able to play around with, and I’m just excited for readers to see how we’ve turned a childhood classic on its ear.”