Monday, November 4, 2013
Volume 2 Reviews- Locke & Key
"New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind - the head games are just getting started." Source
This comic just keeps coming up with clever things that stir your imagination. The head key is pretty cool- I wouldn't mind having one of those myself. And we are beginning to see some more of the background story of Key House and Zack Wells. He is one bad dude. In a section in the back, we also get a look at the history of the house all the way back to the Revolutionary War. The keys are explained and we get a glimpse into how some of them have been used historically. The house and the story are starting to be fleshed out.
The artwork and story are still really top-notch. The above image shows the inside of Bode's mind after opening it up with the head key. Once again they have captured beautifully what it is like to be a little kid, and coupled that innocence with the horror of someone's head just opening up like a pot with a lid. And that sums up what this comic is like- innocence and horror all mixed up in a story that is exciting and scary and sometimes comical. So, I will keep on reading. I really love Key House and all of its secrets, and I can't wait to see where this twisted tale leads.
Comic Website: http://www.idwpublishing.com/lockekey/books.php