I've fallen out of love with comics recently, but picked this up on recommendation from NerdPlay Radio, and couldn't put it down. It's a little slow in getting started, due to its shifting narrative, but about 20 pages in, it grabs hold and I had difficulty putting it down.
Not for the faint of heart at times - it is written by Stephen King's son, after all - but a gripping story with a supernatural enough tinge to appeal to a wind range of readers.
I put off reading this for quite a while, but once I did I could not stop. The story is certainly fantastic and the characters ( good and bad ) are very well conceived and developed. This is a story that will probaly stay with me for quite sometime. I have yet to read the next volumes in this series, but I have every confidence that they will further this epic story in a similar gripping fashion. My only complaint is the art, honestly I m not a big fan, I find it a little juvenille for the material. That being said, I complain more out of personal preferance than any real flaws with the artist. "One mans teasure", you know! So don't let that deter you from this book.
That aside this is a grizzly story that could only come from a mind conceived by a KING, or in this case as Hill (Hill is Stephen King's son if you did'nt know), and I find myself a little disturbed by some of ths images presented. Unlike some other horror-supernatural comics out there ( mature rating or not ) you can not let your young read this before you do. I would have a hard time letting my 15 year old read this. Not because of the violence, but because of the sometime implied, sometimes presented sexual material.
Keys that open magic realms -- how far would anyone go to get their hands on them?
Set in Lovecraft Massachusetts, we meet the Locke family at their worst. The father was just murdered (crazy gory illustrated images) and they have no other choice but to move to an old mansion filled with special locked doors. Little Bode is the first one to discover the house's mysteries. But there is a reason Mr. Locke kept this whole house a secret... too bad they have to figure it out the hard way.
Filled with impacting graphics, a compelling story and brave characters -- I've got nothing but great things to say about this comic. Looking forward to reading next issues!
I'd heard many good things about Locke and Key for a while now and never got around to it, until now. It's definitely a unique feel to it for sure and I mean that in a good way. It deals with a tormented family who've suffered through the death of a loved one and have moved to an odd house. The story focuses mostly on the youngest sons adventures with the strange.
In a book that attempts the Lovecraft vibe it handles it pretty well, plenty of occult objects and mysterious things happen. It's a wonderful read that ends in a way that makes you go "Wait, what's THAT one do?"
Either way, wonderful read and has me looking to keep going.
more violent than i was expecting and has a pretty decent storyline. I really liked the way the guy looked when he'd go through the door, it was pretty hillarious. My only beef is that in the end they dont tie up the loose ends and you are obligated to read the next in the series to understand more. Im interested to see more doors though
Hard to follow at first, but once I got into the story I couldn't put it down. Joe Hill's writing as usual is excellent, very suspenseful. The illustrations fit right in the story as well. Highly recommended! Can't wait to read the second one.
My overall impression was that it was good, but it is made for the general audience. Now, I did want a little bit more on the seduction of the antagonist, because it seems like there would have been lots of room to establish more background, but they did instead chose to make things happen at the correct time. The drawings were recognizable, rather than containing an ageless embellishment. There is a family of people with a modern sentiment for life and freedom. Harbored are some supernatural elements developing excluding of understanding.
When I finished the book I thought that I definitely wanted to continue.