Well, Free Comic Book Day came and went and I neglected to write a post about it… So I will write up a little something this week about one of my favorite comics, Locke & Key. Even though most comic book fans probably already know about the series, it’s a good time to write about Locke & Key, especially since the series will be wrapping up soon.
This is such a great story. It is about a family that moves to their ancestral home after the father is murdered. Their ancestral home is called Keyhouse and is located in Lovecraft, Massachusetts (of course 😉 ). The three kids start to discover a number of different keys scattered throughout the house which open a bunch of different doors. Walking through these doors can do unique things. Maybe it’ll switch your gender, or turn you into a ghost. Maybe you’ll become a giant or animal. There is even a key that will open up the top of your head so you can look in and visit with old memories. This is a horror comic so of course there are mysteries to be solved, monsters to fight, and demons to deal with.
Written by Joe Hill. I’ve read some of Hill’s other work too and he has been impressing me very much (Joe Hill is Stephen King’s son, by the way).
There is no doubt that Gabriel Rodriguez is a very good artist but, I’ll be honest, at first I kind of had some problems getting into the pictures. I think it was something in the way the faces are drawn. As I continued reading the artwork did grow on me though, more and more with each issue.
Pick it up, check it out!