IDW Publishing has announced Locke & Key: In Pale Battalions Go, a new two-part story, launching on August 26.

Written by Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, In Pale Battalions Go is set in the spring of 1915 against the backdrop of the first world war.  John, Chamberlin Locke’s eldest son, wants to enlist to do his part but is too young.  He decides to use the keys’ supernatural powers to turn the tide of war and will do anything to have his way.

Netflix recently announced a second season of Locke & Key following the series debut on the streaming platform on February 7 (see "Netflix Renews One of Three IDW Comic-Based Series").