Locke & Key,Volume 6: Alpha and Omega, by Joe Hill and artwork by Gabriel Rodriguez
Publication date: February 11, 2014
"The shadows have never been darker and the end has never been closer. Turn the key and
open the last door; it's time to say goodbye.
The final arc of New York Times bestselling Locke & Key comes to a thunderous and compelling conclusion.
An event not to be missed!"
If you have been reading this series faithfully, you know that when we last left the Locke family, Bode's body was possessed by Zack-Luke-the Dark Lady...whatever you want to call it. His soul was wandering around Keyhouse looking for a way to help his family and take back his body.
We learned how the keys came into existence and who was responsible for turning Luke originally into the demon that he became. Ty and Kinsey thought they had already beaten the Dark Lady and we knew they were unprepared for what was sure to be coming. Things were looking as bleak as could be.
Well, don't expect things to get better for the Lockes. At least not before things get a lot, lot worse.
Yes, characters are going to die. Will they be your favorite ones? I can't say, but get the tissues ready. This was never going to end easy. Luke has used his Bode camouflage to gather up all of the keys and he has opened the doors to the other side. The only real hope anyone has lies in the last chunk of whispering iron that Ty hopes to fashion into a key to destroy the demons. But that doesn't mean he can save anyone who has been touched. The magic of the iron can only go so far.
"But, will there be a happy ending?"you might ask. Yes. A lot of the pain and grief that the Locke children were dealing with is resolved and in the end, evil is beaten back. But it is a somber ending as well. There is pain and hope and healing. There is death for some, but also the possibility of a new start for others.
In the end, the only thing I am disappointed about is that it is over. Oh, I have loved this comic! I can't say enough about how perfect the story crafting is or how gorgeous the artwork is. They have taken horror comics and raised the bar with this entire series. This will surely go down as one of my favorites of all time.
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