I do not think that there can ever be enough books about anything and I say that knowing that some of them are going to be about Pilates.The more knowledge the better seems like a solid rule of thumb, even though I have watched enough science fiction films to accept that humanity’s unchecked pursuit of learning will end with robots taking over the world.-Sarah Vowell

Friday, June 23, 2017

Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill (Writer), Gabriel Rodriguez (Art), Jay Fotos (Colors), and Robbie Robbins (Letters)

The Locke family, which includes the mother, Nina, and her three kids Tyler, Kinsey, and Bode and Nina's dead husband's brother Duncan move across the country when two teens, Sam Lesser and Al Grubb shoot and kill Rendell Locke, the husband, and father because he wouldn't give them something they wanted.  He had always told them to go and live in the Keyhouse in Massachusetts with Duncan if anything ever happened so they packed up and did.  The Keyhouse is Duncan and Rendell's childhood home and a place of great mystery.

This comic tells the story of the day the horrible tragedy happened in flashbacks as it moves the current story in Lovecraft, Massachusettes forward.  Ty is trying to work himself to death in order to not think about what happened and Kinsey has changed her free-spirited appearance to something staider in order for no one to notice her.  Bode has discovered the magic of the place by placing a certain key into a certain door so that when he walks through it he can "die" and become a ghost and travel all over the house and watch people without them knowing it.  He also discovers the mysterious lady in the well who seems to know a lot and might have an agenda of her own.

Joe Hill is a favorite author of mine and in this comic, he really shines.  The artwork is quite graphic and gothic which is perfect for this type of comic. The dusty colors add to that gothic sense of being attached to the special house. The fight scene that lacks any paneling is a genius in its chaotic dance.  Overall this is a fabulous comic and I can't wait to read the next one in the series.

Link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Locke-Key-Vol-Welcome-Lovecraft-ebook/dp/B007KDHKZ8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1498217058&sr=8-3&keywords=locke+and+key

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