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Locke and Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill

Our first ever foray into graphic novels!!!! I am excited!



Novelist Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box, crafts a gripping account of the shattered Locke family's attempt to rebuild after the father/husband is murdered by a deranged high school student and the family subsequently moving in with the deceased father's brother at the family homestead in Maine. But as anyone who has read horror fiction in the past 70-odd years will tell you, it's a bad idea to try to leave behind the gruesome goings-on in your life by moving to an island named Lovecraft. What begins as a study in coping with grief soon veers into creepy territory as the youngest Locke discovers a doorway with decidedly spectral qualities, along with a well that houses someone or something that desperately wants out and will use any means available to gain freedom, including summoning the teenage murderer who set events in motion in the first place. To say more would give away many of the surprises the creative team provides, but this first of hopefully several volumes delivers on all counts, boasting a solid story bolstered by exceptional work from Chilean artist Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show) that resembles a fusion of Rick Geary and Cully Hamner with just a dash of Frank Quitely. (Oct.)

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  • A former member
    A former member

    this might be of interest to others new to graphic novels http://flavorwire.com/451552/25-essential-graphic-novels/view-all/

    April 21, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    Just made our reservation for the patio at 7pm...the curvy spot. I didn't know how else to term it, but she knew what I meant. See everyone there!!!

    April 7, 2014

  • Nancy K.

    I am thinking it will be nice enough to make a return to our patio spot. I am going to reserve it for us. Let's hope the Vegas weather cooperates! Looking forward to seeing everyone in two weeks! I have some thoughts on this story and the genre and will be interested to see what everyone else thought.

    March 24, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      it looks like I will have to bring my four month old son with me, so the patio would be better for me. and I think it will be quieter outside so we can hear each other better. (PS I really liked the book)

      April 4, 2014

    • Nancy K.

      The weather app says it's to be 80 Monday so we should be good. We always had the patio before it was too cold. :)

      April 4, 2014

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