Locke & Key Omega #1

Locke & Key Omega #1

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 14, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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The Locke family's story began in 2007 in Welcome to Lovecraft, and after five years of tension and terror, there are only seven issues left to their story. The beginning of the end starts here. Dodge has the Omega key, and nothing can stop him from using it...

  • 9.4
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Nov 14, 2012

    Hill doesn't waste a panel as he uses Scot's video project to let the characters shine with some heart-wrenching confessions. This issue goes light on the dark magic stuff, but we've been with Tyler and Kinsey so long that hearing them shed light on key moments in this story's history proves to be just as good as any of the key stuff. Hill has stacked the elements of his story -- Dodge, the keys, Tyler, Kinsey, Bode, the cave -- like a game of Jenga. You can see that they're all about to crash down in a horrifying way, but no matter how harrowing it looks, you can 't stop reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Nov 14, 2012

    It should come as no surprise that Hill is too subtle to throw us into deep water right off the bat. Rather, he jacks the tension up notch by notch by eschewing action almost entirely. There are a few things to keep an eye out for, particularly a certain team of paramedics, and a blink-and-you-miss-it, “Holy Crap!” detail in the last scene. If you haven't hopped on theLocke & Keybandwagon yet, you still have time, but asthe cover of this issue gleefully proclaims, “In 6 issues, it's all over!” Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Nov 19, 2012

    Readers who have been following the series won't be disappointed in the well-crafted, intimate "Locke and Key: Omega" #1. New readers should pick up a trade or hardcover the first storyline, "Welcome to Lovecraft," and treat themselves a story by one the best creative teams in comics. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Forces Of Geek - Atlee Greene Nov 19, 2012

    Starts off slow but picks ups as the story moves along. Emilo Lopez's artwork is the highlight of this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Richard Dessler Nov 12, 2012

    For two years now, I've recommended Locke and Key to everyone that has come to me looking for a good horror comic, or just an excellent comic in general. I do have to stress that this is NOT a jumping on point of the series. If you plan on reading this, then you absolutely need to read everything that has come before it. At the end of the series, it will be a total of 36 issues in a set of six trades, but it will be six trades you will be proud to own and will recommend to anyone that's looking to get into comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Nov 16, 2012

    “Locke & Key: Omega” #1 promises lots of trouble and doom for the Locke family. With this installment geared for newcomers, it becomes clear that Hill and Rodriquez want to bring in as many readers for their final chapter. Because these are the last seven issues in the “Locke & Key” series, you shouldn't miss out on any of them. Having been a fan since the beginning, I can't wait to see how it all ends. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Brian Bannen Nov 19, 2012

    What's most impressive about this comic is how in line it is with its predecessors. Hill has kept the story engaging and Rodriguez has made it look great. This is a team I hope will reunite to continue making comics together because their work is consistently good, and the push towards the series finale, while a bit sentimental, is still interesting enough to keep me reading. Plus, I still have no idea what will happen, and I'm excited -- and scared -- to see where the story goes. Read Full Review

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