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Locke and Key, Finished

Locke and Key Volume 6

In this last week David and I finally completed the last volume in the graphic novel series Locke and Key. Early I did a sort of initial reaction post, which you can read. Now that I have finished I wanted to do a much more spoiler heavy look at Locke and Key. If you have not read the series then please do not continue because you want to go in to this spoiler free. One of the great things is just discovering the story and creations that are presented. The other part is that up until the end of the story I was not entirely sure how this was going to end up. In the end the final volume surprised me multiple times and brought the story to the next level. So again, if you have not read the comic do not read beyond this point if you do not want to be spoiled. (Major Spoilers for Locke and Key after the jump.) Continue reading

Locke and Key, Delayed Reaction

Locke and Key Welcome to Lovecraft

The graphic novel Locke and Key has been out for a while and recently released volume 6 in trade paperback. David and I have been hearing a lot about these comics and wanted to read them, but cost right now for buying them was a little much. Lucky for us I noticed that our local library was carrying all six volumes and I was able to get the first four right away. So we have been catching up on the series. First off let me say that the series is amazing and if you have not read it then you need to go out right now and get it, either bought or from your local library. This is a series that I might buy now that I have read it just because I want to own it. It is something I would read again and I have not even finished the series yet. At this point I have read through Volume 3 of the series and it is amazing.

I am someone who has not read many graphic novels and am not particularly a horror fan partly because horror tends to just be a bloody mess. Locke and Key creates a world that is intelligent, relatable, and scary beyond imagination. The things that come out of Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are beautiful, horrifying, funny, and extremely clever. The more I read of the series the more I want to read. Continue reading