Sunday, January 8, 2012

[Review] Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key #1) by Joe Hill

Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key #1) by Joe Hill (author), Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator)

Synopsis via Goodreads:
Old New England mansions have a well-earned reputation for strangeness, but no other abode can match the supernatural weirdness of Keyhouse. From the very first page of Locke & Key, the forbidding old house draws you in and binds you, challenging you to guess what's beyond each ghastly door. Bram Stoker Award–winning writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez have delivered a graphic novel in throat-grasping horror seeps to the surface when you least expect.

My Thoughts:
I had high hopes for the comics. The idea seemed very unique and very interesting. But as I started to read the comics, I was very disappointed. The plot went by slowly. And I thought perhaps it had an awesome cliff hanger that can want me to read more, it failed. The characters are not loveable. I really don't enjoy any of them. And for people who does not like gory, don't read the comics. The images are very graphic. I guess the comics did provoke emotions from me. I think the only good thing was that the illustrations were amazing! The colours and lines were very intense, and strong. It is the other side of the Fables comics. But I will tell you that I did read the second volume, because I just happen to have it at my house, so why not? I am just very disappointed, the idea has so much potential. It just didn't grab me.

2 out of 5 stars.


  1. I haven't posted my review of this yet, although my impressions run along the same lines as yours. I was very impressed by the sample (from much later in the plot) that I got last year on Free Comic Book Day, but the first collection didn't interest me nearly as much.

    1. First, Free Comic Book Day, sweeettt! :O

      Second, I was so disappointed by the writing. :S Hopefully we both can find something better. :)

      Third, thank you so much for visiting :)


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