Novelist Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box, crafts a gripping account of the shattered Locke family's attempt to rebuild after the father/husband is murdered by a deranged high school student and the family subsequently moving in with the deceased father's brother at the family homestead in Maine. But as anyone who has read horror fiction in the past 70-odd years will tell you, it's a bad idea to try to leave behind the gruesome goings-on in your life by moving to an island named Lovecraft. What begins as a study in coping with grief soon veers into creepy territory as the youngest Locke discovers a doorway with decidedly spectral qualities, along with a well that houses someone or something that desperately wants out and will use any means available to gain freedom, including summoning the teenage murderer who set events in motion in the first place. To say more would give away many of the surprises the creative team provides, but this first of hopefully several volumes delivers on all counts, boasting a solid story bolstered by exceptional work from Chilean artist Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show) that resembles a fusion of Rick Geary and Cully Hamner with just a dash of Frank Quitely. (Oct.)
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I loved this comic,it had me turning the pages really quick to find out what happened next. Ready to start the next one!Published 18 days ago by Kevin
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Nice artwork and a plot the smart and dark. It scratched an itch for fiction that I've had for some time. I can't wait to read the next volume.Published 1 month ago by Linda C.
Locke and Key is Joe Hill at his finest. Story story, excellent plot and tons of suspense.Published 1 month ago by Prower
Story is very interesting. The characters are well-developed. I can see why some people complain about the art. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Natekwon
An interesting story, but it felt like the team was trying to mimic Garth Ennis a little too much. It is well worth the read as the writing is very good.Published 1 month ago by D. Hubbard
Terrific Graphic novel series. Imaginative and well written. The artwork was also very well done.Published 2 months ago by Amr H Helmi