Locke & Key #6
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Locke & Key #6

Writer: Joe Hill Artist: Gabriel Rodriguez Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 30, 2008 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 3
8.5Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

In the conclusion to the first Locke & Key story, by New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill and artistic wonder Gabriel Rodriguez, Sam Lesser has promised to kill each of the Locke children, one at a time, if he doesn’t get what he wants: the key to anywhere, and the key to the black door. Six-year-old Bode, though, has made a desperate bargain with the creature in the well house… set her free, and she’ll stop Sam herself…

  • 9.0
    IGN - Richard George Jul 30, 2008

    The bottom line is this - Locke & Key is absolutely one of the best independent books on the shelf. It is also unlike anything else out there. At this point though, given the nature of the ending and the fact that more installments aren't due until the end of this year, I wouldn't blame anyone waiting for the trade. Just try not to forget about this one. You'll be missing something truly special if you do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Sep 24, 2008

    This was a really taut story, from the first page, with a really nice internal mythology and a tone of pure creepiness that works wonders... I'm not sure that Joe Hill would be thrilled by the comparison, but his word choice and structure really remind me of his father (Stephen King, for those not in the know.) The voices of the kids feel like kids, and there's a very clear tone toSam Lesser'sdialogue that shows how unhingedthe bastardactually is. The art, by Gabriel Rodriguez, reminds me of Phillip Bond, in a very good way. It's clean, expressive and clear, with the familial ties of the characters showing through in their character designs, and the creepy architecture of the house serving as an additionalcharacter in the story. It's not my usual cuppa tea, but it's a very well done gothic horror/suspense story, with a nice ending, and an ominous Rod Serling bit at the end that sets up the next Locke & Key series, down the line. Compelling story, good art, and Read Full Review

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