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Locke Key tells of Keyhouse an unlikely New England mansion with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them Home to a hate filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all


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    2020I'm re reading the books because we just watched the Netflix show and it made me think about how much I loved this story This is still one of my all time favorite graphic novels and if you haven't read it yet I honestly can't recommend it enough 2018I was gifted the beautiful hardback set of these a while back and just finished re reading the first bookagain Can't believe how much I'd forgotten The gist is that the violent murder of their father by two teens sends the three children and their mother to their dad's ancestral home Keyhouse Layer by layer the story of why their father was killed what happened to them during the time the killers were in their house and how the family is coping starts coming together to paint a heart wrenching tale Then add a layer of mystery to the house itself with its strange and magical keys that keep popping up and you've got something amazing to read Because there's a secret history to everything their father had long ago forgotten about the house and the youngest child Bode is starting to discover it all over againAnd fuck It's creepy as hellLocke Key easily makes my Top 10 favorite graphic novel series It's just one of the better written stories horror or otherwise out thereHighly recommendedOlder reviews view spoiler Re read 2015Thank you Dᴀɴ 2☢’s for letting me read your copy of this oneFor some odd reason I only gave this 4 stars the first time around Not sure what I was thinking? This was fantastic All 5 starsHave you read this series yet?If not DO ITOriginal review 2012This is the first thing I've read by Joe Hill and I have to say that I'm very impressed The dialogue was amazing and the characters felt uite real especially for a graphic novelWhat seems to be a story about a family dealing with a terrible tragedy slowly unfolds into something BrrrrrThe artwork perfectly complements the creeptastic storyline in this What else can I say? The entire thing was very well done and I've heard from several sources that it only gets better from here on out hide spoiler


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    You can color me SOLD on this series Here's another intelligent strongly written story with which to pummel the perceptions of the elitist book snobbers who sneer and snide at the graphic novel medium To them I politely say BITE MEbecause this is great stuff I was excited to read this because it was written by Joe Hill the talented offspring of a certain literary King who shall remain nameless Stephen While I thought Hill’s Heart Shaped Box was a promising first work I really fell enad with him after reading his second and much stronger novel Horns That effort definitively showed that Hill has story telling chops and I’ve been a Joe Hill enthusiast ever since So I expected to enjoy thisWhat I didn’t count on was how wonderfully in step Gabriel Rodriuez’s art would be with Hill’s words and how gracefully the two would play off each other enhancing the already impressive uality of their individual efforts This was dance Locke and Key is horror done by two artists who knew exactly what they wanted to accomplishand did so This is terror created through atmosphere suspense and narrative without simply resorting to the shock value of extreme over the top gore something that really spotlights lazy ineffective writing when used in lesser works Crossed volume 2 Family values anyone Oh there’s plenty of blood and guts here and some deeply disturbing “adult orientated” seuences but these scenes are used as impact accessories to the story not the central attractionThis graphic novel is creepy and unsettling in the way the best horror is The story uses common relatable life experiences eg childhood fears family dynamics teenage awkwardness as the canvas upon which Hill and Rodriuez then layer some serious darkness some well timed plot twists and two exceptionally done villains one human and oneother Okayhere’s a uick summary and some of the excellent artworkPLOT SUMMARYIn an act of brutal seemingly random violence two teens murder Mr Locke and shatter the lives of his wife and their three children Ty Kinsey and Bode In the aftermath the four travel to the town of Lovecraft Massachusetts to live at Key House the families ancestral home Each is broken in their own way one by suffocating guilt one by post traumatic shock one by heartache and loneliness and one by the loss of dad Unfortunately the pain is not overUpon moving into Key House things immediately take a turn for the weird Turns out the Locke’s new home is neither ordinary nor is it vacant To make matters much much worse it also turns out that the murder of Mr Locke was not random at all and the family will find itself beset by nightmares both human and not human while they try and exorcise their grief and reassemble some semblance of a life THOUGHTSWhat makes this such a terrific story is not just the bounty of scary moments some of which can really shake you No what sets this apart and is that Hill and Rodriguez tell a complete tale and the calm “ordinary” moments are as important and as interesting as the horror One of my favorite of these moments is when Bode testing out one of the houses many unusual attributes secretly visits his sister as she relives the day their father died It is sad and moving but ends comically in a perfect older sister younger brother moment It's perfect These uiet moments of reflection are necessary to heighten the emotional investment of the reader and make the aggressive events much scarier So add this series to the ever growing pile of recent graphic novels that have really raised the bar Series like Preacher The Walking Dead Criminal Sleeper Incognito Sandman Gotham Centraland now Locke Key Buy itread itlove it 45 stars HIGHLY RECOMMENDED


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    I think most of my friends on Goodreads have either shelved this book to read or have read it I had to jump on that bandwagon but I was a bit scared You see most of them have loved it Except Erica But she is a hater rebel Usually books that everyone else loves and fangirlboys over tend to leave me dryI actually liked this one It starts off all violent and shit This guy is killed by a teenage nut job and the nut job is going for his family also but they get away from him and he ends up in juvenile prisonThe family moves across the country to the Lovecraft mansion They maybe should have stayed at the Hotel 6 This place is kinda wonkyYou have lots of rooms that need certain keys Including one that makes you into a ghost Then you have this hagbitch in the well That hagbitch turns out to be something way freaky I only reuested two of these volumes from the library and I think that's probably going to make me mad at myselfBecause there is lots of this And I tend to like that


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    When I first started reading Locke Key a couple years ago I kinda shrugged and thought to myself Yeah Okay That's pretty good But the story got its hooks into me pretty uickly after that Uniue concept Great art Great storytelling Great characters I read a blurb somewhere that said something along the lines of Locke Key is this generation's Sandman I don't know if I'd go that far but if someone wanted to take that stance around me I don't think I'd waste much energy arguing against it either The truth is this series does have a similar mythic feel to it though its vibe is Lovecraftian than folkloric Simply said great series And as an added bonus it stands entirely on its own You don't need to know anything about Marvel continuity or folklore to help you understand the story Which might give it a leg up on Sandman in some ways Highly recommended


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    Fuck That was an admiring “Fuck” not a “Fuck you” Fuck Creative TeamWriter and Co Creator Joe HillIllustrator and Co Creator Gabriel RodriguezColoring Jay FotosLettering Robbie Robbins KEY TO SUCCESS Welcome to Keyhouse kid Was it weird to grow up in a house with a name? You have no idea I’ve heard a lot of good things about this comic book series butoh boy I never thought that it was THAT GOODThis first volume was really awesomeThe creative team Hill Rodriguez definitely they worked as a team since the graphic seuences are beautiful synchronized between texts and drawingsNothing is made by chance Everything is carefully done Writer and Artist aren’t in a competition of who’s bigger name in the title Both are working in full communication to present a great storyIn a prose novel is uite easy to “hide” stuff from the readers if there isn’t written down it doesn’t exist in their minds but in a comic book where it’s a visual format you need to be crafty to “hide” things and this creative team in the first chapter they played with our expectations and each time that you think that you know what happened a new piece of info is shown telling you that it’s better to enjoy the ride and avoid to make assumptionsOf course it doesn’t mean that you can guess here and there future things in the tale if you read carefully Delicious readingJoe Hill Stephen King’s son while he was already done prose work this Project is his first venture in comic books and certainly he did a masterful jobGabriel Rodriguez’s art style reminds me like a merge between Frank uitely’s and Humberto Ramos’ But don’t take me wrong Rodriguez indeed has his own style and he did a superb task presenting a scary story showing hard to cope scenes with elegance KNOCK KNOCK Lots Doors To other worlds Doors to other possibilities You may think that the premise isn’t that original True it’s about a mysterious haunted house with magic doors Something like Narnia or Moving Castle meets Amityville but the KEY word here isCharactersMany stories may sound alike many premises can born from similar ambiances BUT the narrative element that they helped them to come out as distinctive tales are the characters and its developing And you can be sure that this comic book has great characters with excellent development and wonderful interaction between each other You can feel them as real people and even when you think that you already figure it out some character they always surprised and they become deeper and deeper harder to know the turns that the story will take Each chapter while develops the general story is beautiful managed to know deeper inside of certain character a different one on each chapter As I said before nothing is made by chance all it’s part of a well thought planA carefully crafted story where you aren’t getting into it at its beginning and definitely not its ending neither


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    I could as seems customary in cases like this one where twenty thousand million people—and a half—loved a book but two—and one uarter—didn't put one of those silly unpopular opinion warnings at the top of this review But I won't Ha Why you ask? Because1 Love a book? Hate a book? Doesn't matter It's your opinion you're entitled to it No need to apologize for not agreeing with the masses Your opinion is what makes you YOU so bloody shrimping own it And stuff2 People who feel offended by those who dare criticize a book they love can kiss my pincers 3 I don't give a flying fish what others think of my opinion4 I'm in a great mood todaySoooooo Locke Key I first tried reading this volume three years ago I'd purchased the Kindle version but reading comics and graphic novels on a tabletcomputerwhatever is not for me What can I say I'm one of those decrepit ancient ones who prefer good old paper over digitalized stuff Anyway the paperback version was a total rip off 20€ at the time so I decided to wait until the price went down and stuff And now I wish I hadn't bothered here we areOkay let's cut the crap and get this over with① I didn't like the art Frankly I thought most of the characters looked downright grotesue There's the Medusa wannabe who looks like a guyThe teenager who looks like a 40 year old gorillaThe PE teacher who has Picasso worthy hands and looks like a manThe guy with the rabbit teeth who looks like he might or might not be related to the PE teacher of the Picasso worthy handsAnd let's not forget this delicious looking lady who's so bloody sexy I'm considering locking her up in my harem Long story short the characters are both ugh and ew Also their faces are too pointy and angular Damn chins that sharp should be outlawed or something I mean I'm pretty sure they're serrated and deadlier than my murderous babies' pincers and stuff Oh before I forget can someone tell me what the shrimp is up with the shades on the characters' faces? Please someone anyone get the poor boys a bucket of under eye concealer or somethingI could go on and on about this lovely bunch tell you about the super contagious Snarly Mouth Virus SMV™ they're all obviously suffering from or about That Weird Semi Round Thing They Have on their Jagged Little Chins TWSRTTHotJLG™ but things to do homicidal shrimps to unleash and all that crap so I won't Lucky you and stuff One last thing I want to mention though there's uite a lot of violence in this volume And lots of blood too This could have been most delightfully gruesome had it not looked like someone kept inadvertently dropping cans of tomato sauce all over the panels Kind of takes the horror out of the horror story and stuff And makes the whole thing feel like a ridiculous B movie But hey it's not all bad I mean the art sort of reminded me of a Gorillaz album which in turn reminded me of my glorious youth so yay and stuff② I didn't give a shrimping fish about any of the charactersEven lowly barnacles have charisma that this unlikable bunch here And my infamous herd of ironing boards is way emotional than them too But what's really depressing here is that I didn't even lust over the villains And that's uite suicide inducing if you ask me③ I couldn't have cared less about the plotIt was meh and it was sloooow and it was boring and it was all over the place and it was confusing as fish Only not in Gloriously Befuddling Glen Cook Way GBGCW™ And I guess the story might have been appropriately terrifyingsinistermacabrewhatever if the art hadn't been so OTT as mentioned ↑↑ But it was so it wasn't Oh and by the way naming your supposedly creepy New England town Lovecraft isn't particularly clever It's nothing than pretentious high school level name dropping » And the moral of this This Graphic Novel is One of the Most Popular and Highest Rated on Goodreads This is it That Proves it The Fluffy Siberian Bunnies Have Hacked the Site This is the End Crappy Non Review TGNiOofMPaHRoGTisTPiTFSBHHtSTisECNR™ is go ahead Locke Key maniacs unleash all hell on me because I had the despicable audacity not to fangirl about your precious I am not afraid and stuff Also my murderous crustaceans are ready for youApril 2015Note to self stop trying to read comics on your Kindle Fire The screen is too small and the panels seem to have a life of their own oh look They zoom in and out all by themselves It's magic Ugh I guess I'll just have to wait for this to go on sale Because there's no way I'm spending 20€ on a graphic novel Nope nope nope


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    Going back and doing a reread of what I consider one of the best horror comics of all time Joe Hill is Stephen King's son and Joe has definitely picked up some of his father's best traits The story starts off tragically Gabriel Rodriguez's art is so expressive I felt myself getting all verklempt watching these kids deal with the awful aftermath of that day at the cottage So the family packs up and moves in with their uncle back at the family estate in Lovecraft MA As they are dealing with their loss while exploring this strange house Bode comes across a key that allows him to open a door that allows only his spirit to go through While ghosting around he hears a voice in the wellhouse that slowly worms its way into getting Bode to do what it wants Meanwhile the boy who killed their father is slowly making his way across country to find the keys that have eluded him And by the end of the book everything is set up for the rest of the seriesReview of Season 1 of the Netflix TV showSeason 1 covers the first 3 volumes of the comics The casting is spot on The episodes were so so though especially the first half It's obvious that some things were changed for budgetary reasons The back half of the show does pick up The show keeps with the major beats of the comics although the end of the first season does differ Both Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez make cameos in the last episode as paramedics If you remember Gabriel drew himself in as a paramedic at the beginning of Alpha OmegaAll in all it was a decent first season and I'll tune in for Season 2


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    Please don’t tell me that I didn’t get it it’s no use I already feel as if I didn’t read the same book as all the friends I trust who loved it► I know that many readers loved the art but it threw me off completely First because in my opinion none of the characters look like their ages Sam and Tyler teenagers ?? and that increased my general confusion in the beginning Secondly I thought that all the shapes were too ‘abrupt’ with weird shades on the faces for example and it wasn't a pleasure for me to look at the drawings Now on that aspect it’s really a matter of taste My interest is running away► As far as I'm concerned the plot was slow predictable in some parts Sam's storyline the Everywhere Key and sometimes all over the place with characters I still don’t knowcare about Even though the concept is interesting and brings together several aspects that seem right up my alley a magical school parallel worlds I was bored and my overall feeling is one of MEH but I am aware that my opinion of the art definitely influenced my enjoyment and my involvement Sigh Keep in mind that I'm in a tiny minority though I'll probably go on with the series to see if my reading experience gets better For of my reviews please visit


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    I knew Joe Hill because I read NOS4A2 and Horns but discovered Locke and Key with the Netflix series As I read in the reviews of the TV series the graphic novels are darker and the plot is a bit different For me it was almost like reading another story so it entertained me even if I just finished the show I really like the universe Joe Hill created and I'm glad I can now read about it


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    oooooo an eerie old mansion on a woody estate strange mysteries and dangerous secrets a tangled and forgotten past a san francisco family of three father slain seeking a new life on an island named Lovecraft off the coast of massachusetts in a place called The Keyhouse a beautiful girl who lives at the bottom of a well an insane killer on the hunt for magical keys doors that open into odd places walk through one door and change your gender walk through another door and turn into a ghost who knows what else? the mysteries multiply awesome the art is excellent a muted kind of vivid smooth and professional with a sometimes whimsical but basically grounded approach to illustrating the characters and the writing is even better characterization and narrative feel carefully honed sketched with smaller strokes intimate details parsed out slowly the mysteries unfolding at an even pace flashbacks that adroitly serve to both increase suspense and to render each character completely understandable the narrative by turns sinister and endearing and magical and always compelling both the uick turn of the page and the contemplative search for hidden meaning in past pagesi really enjoyed this one a lot i wish i had read it on Halloween or on a rainy day in a creaky mansion on an island off of massachusetts heaven