Locke and Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

Locke and Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft

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by Joe Hill
     
 

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  • Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion,

    with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home

    to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open

    the most terrible door of them all!

  • Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author

    Joe

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  • Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion,

    with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them, and home

    to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open

    the most terrible door of them all!

  • Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author

    Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and

    wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.

Editorial Reviews

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.
Publishers Weekly

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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781600103841
Publisher:
Idea & Design Works, LLC
Publication date:
08/18/2009
Series:
Locke & Key Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
152
Sales rank:
94,130
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
16 Years

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