Written by David Pepose.
Art by Jorge Santiago, Jr.
Colors by Jasen Smith.
Letters by Colin Bell.
Cover by Jorge Santiago, Jr.,
Variant cover by Maan House and Joe Mulvey.

From the crooked alleyways of Sin City to the smeared panels of yesterday’s comics section comes Spencer & Locke, the Ringo award nominated series that captivated readers and was lauded by critics last year. The Action Lab series emerges from the shadows next winter with a new lease on life, a new story and a frightening new nemesis—meet Roach Riley, a grinning killer with a penchant for fires, a murderer who strikes from afar courtesy of his trusted sniper rifle.

His partner’s imaginary… but the madness is all real! the promotional materials scream. In Spencer & Locke 2, Detective Locke finds himself in the midst of suspension following the events of the first volume, and there’s a killer on the loose! What will Locke and his trusted stuffed tiger partner do when they’re up against an enemy who will never let them see him coming?

San Diego Comic Con attendees will be the first to find out. Head to Booth #2006 to meet Spencer & Locke writer David Pepose, who will have a preview issue of this exciting new debut waiting for you!

You can read our 2017 interview with Spencer & Locke writer David Pepose here. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled for future previews and announcements concerning Detective Locke and his best pal Spencer!


From Action Lab: The Ringo-nominated saga returns in SPENCER & LOCKE 2, written by David Pepose and illustrated by Jorge Santiago, Jr.! Suspended by Internal Affairs, Detective Locke continues to wrestle with the demons of his past alongside his trusty partner, his talking imaginary panther Spencer. But when Spencer and Locke face Roach Riley, a scarred former soldier set on violence and terror, will their partnership become the latest casualty on Roach’s hit list? Find out when the twisted nostalgia of Action Lab’s SPENCER & LOCKE 2 arrives in comic shops and digital devices Winter 2019, or be one of the first to enjoy the story at San Diego Comic-Con with an exclusive variant of SPENCER & LOCKE 2 #1 by artist Joe Mulvey!

“We’ve told fans from the beginning that there was a much larger universe for SPENCER & LOCKE to explore — and we’re excited to expand their world further with their latest adversary, Roach Riley,” Pepose said. “Half The Deer Hunter, half Heath Ledger’s Joker, Roach is only the beginning of Locke’s latest gauntlet, as every classic comic strip from your childhood will be fair game for parody in our action-packed sequel.”

“I think people that enjoyed the first volume will love where SPENCER & LOCKE 2 takes them,” added Santiago. “In both scale and scope, Spencer and Locke will have a lot more riding on things with Roach lurking in the shadows.”

The first volume of SPENCER & LOCKE recently earned five nominations at the 2018 Ringo Awards, including Best Series, Best Writer, Best Cover Artist, Best Colorist and Best Letterer.