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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: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that 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: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), 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...


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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: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that 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: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), 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...

30 review for Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft #1

  1. 5 out of 5

    Rosangela

    That's why I like reading Comics/Graphic Novel so much! Great story and art! Highly Recommend this as a must read! That's why I like reading Comics/Graphic Novel so much! Great story and art! Highly Recommend this as a must read!

  2. 4 out of 5

    Cate | Catethereader

    Very different from the tv adaptation!!! The art is very graphic so.. not for everyone. I think I like the graphic novels more.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Halle

    Fantastic. Really off-putting in the best way. Reading in anticipation of the Netflix series!

  4. 5 out of 5

    TraceyL

    Wow! This graphic novel was excellent! I had seen the TV series pop up while scrolling through Netflix, and ignored it because it's clearly a young adult fantasy show which I have zero interest in. Although I had heard of the graphic novels, I didn't realize until recently that they were written by Joe Hill, so I thought I would give it a shot. This book is much darker and more violent than I was expecting, which is a good thing. I think it's right on the borderline of being categorized as young Wow! This graphic novel was excellent! I had seen the TV series pop up while scrolling through Netflix, and ignored it because it's clearly a young adult fantasy show which I have zero interest in. Although I had heard of the graphic novels, I didn't realize until recently that they were written by Joe Hill, so I thought I would give it a shot. This book is much darker and more violent than I was expecting, which is a good thing. I think it's right on the borderline of being categorized as young adult over adult. Judging by the ending I'm assuming the next book will have more teen angst stuff that normally comes along with YA stuff, and is what turns me off from reading YA in general. The art is fantastic, and the panels and text flowed really well. I'll continue reading the series.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Fantasy Literature

    Psst. Hey, you. Yeah, you. You wanna see something really scary? Here. It’s the first volume of Joe Hill’s horror comic Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, the trade collection of the first six chapters in this story. The art is done by Gabriel Rodriguez. The volume is beautifully drawn, emotionally authentic and downright scary. In the opening pages, a deranged student, Sam Lesser, savagely murders high school guidance counselor Rendell Locke. Only the quick thinking of Rendell’s children, Tyle Psst. Hey, you. Yeah, you. You wanna see something really scary? Here. It’s the first volume of Joe Hill’s horror comic Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, the trade collection of the first six chapters in this story. The art is done by Gabriel Rodriguez. The volume is beautifully drawn, emotionally authentic and downright scary. In the opening pages, a deranged student, Sam Lesser, savagely murders high school guidance counselor Rendell Locke. Only the quick thinking of Rendell’s children, Tyler, Kinsey and Bode, and their mother Nina’s ferocity, save them ... Read More: http://www.fantasyliterature.com/revi...

  6. 5 out of 5

    Karen Guenther

    The moment I discovered the "Locke and Key" series on Netflix, I was hooked. So, when I found out that the show was based on a series of comic books, I knew I had to read them. Even more so when I found out that the author (Joe Hill) is the son of horror-master Steven King). Joe Hill, who uses a psuedo-name to distance himself from his famous father) is also the author of "Heart-Shaped Box." If you haven't either the comics or his novels, I highly suggest them. "Locke and Key" is about three kids The moment I discovered the "Locke and Key" series on Netflix, I was hooked. So, when I found out that the show was based on a series of comic books, I knew I had to read them. Even more so when I found out that the author (Joe Hill) is the son of horror-master Steven King). Joe Hill, who uses a psuedo-name to distance himself from his famous father) is also the author of "Heart-Shaped Box." If you haven't either the comics or his novels, I highly suggest them. "Locke and Key" is about three kids who have moved to the New England (like father, like son) of Lovecraft. They move into their father's family home "Key House" after the father died of a deranged former student, Sam Lesser. The youngest of the three siblings, Bode, has discovered that Key House is a hiding place of a number of magic keys. Each key has a different magical ability. For instance, the Anywhere Key can take you anywhere you can imagine. The house is also home to a restless and vengeful spirit. She will do anything to find the keys and ultimately unlock all the doors which can only be opened by these keys. If you get a chance to watch the show, I highly recommend doing so. And, like I said before, if you enjoy suspense-filled novels or have read anything by Joe Hill (or his well-known father), you definitely want to unlock your imagination by reading these comics. Myself, I already have the next book and cannot wait to crack the cover.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Maria Bazarte-De La Luz

    This comic introduces the Locke family and the terrible thing that has happened to them. Over the summer, they experienced the death of their father. One of Tyler’s, the eldest Locke kid, has killed him. Now, the Locke family has to undergo many changes. They have to move to their family home, Keyhouse, and go to a new school. I watched the Netflix adaptation, so I thought I’d give the comic a try :).

  8. 4 out of 5

    Heather

    Great intro to the family. The story is cool and intriguing. The artwork is great :)

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Hudson

    Good story and great artwork. I want to watch the Netflix series. Love Joe Hill’s work.

  10. 5 out of 5

    ✨ Y.♡ˎ´

    I wanted to read this before starting the TV show and WOW!!!! It was awesome. I want to read more!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jeanne

    The story is interesting so far, but I do not like the artwork at all. I dislike it to the point that it pulls me out of the story. I'm not continuing with the comic. Guess I'll try the audio book instead. The story is interesting so far, but I do not like the artwork at all. I dislike it to the point that it pulls me out of the story. I'm not continuing with the comic. Guess I'll try the audio book instead.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mira Domsky

    A graphic novel full of mystery, tragedy, magic keys, and murder. Frightening and compelling, but quite bloody. Not for those with weak stomachs.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Artemis Hobbs

    It's possible I have read this single issue more than any other that comes to mind. I'm notoriously not much of a re-reader. But something always draws me back to this... leave it to Joe Hill and Stephen King to be able to blend genuinely disturbing concepts with down to earth whimsy and honest to god heart. I actually read this one in the security office in the spring of 2017. It was a seminal moment for me. I was just finishing up Sandman and needed another series to take its place. This was wh It's possible I have read this single issue more than any other that comes to mind. I'm notoriously not much of a re-reader. But something always draws me back to this... leave it to Joe Hill and Stephen King to be able to blend genuinely disturbing concepts with down to earth whimsy and honest to god heart. I actually read this one in the security office in the spring of 2017. It was a seminal moment for me. I was just finishing up Sandman and needed another series to take its place. This was what found me in my time of need. It doesn't quite have the ponderous nor pretentious aspects of Sandman. (Which are usually what I love about Sandman, but in this case, for this book, its a strength). This issue in particular has been burned into my memory. I just remember getting up from my seat when it was over and going for a long walk through the arena in the after hours. Long walks are always necessary when you finish something amazing. I did the same after finishing Blue is the Warmest Color. It's a tight as all hell thrill ride that juxtaposes between true horror and rip your heart out despair. The panels with Tyler sitting by the window in San Francisco has likewise been etched into my mind for all time. I still think about it even now. That's kinda why I wanted to revisit it. I wanted to see if I could replicate those magical feelings I experienced the first time around. Sadly I wasn't able to. But I got just enough juice outta it to confirm it's still the real deal. One of my all time favorite runs, period.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tim Johnson

    I thought that Lovecraft would be a town full of the goth versions of hippies. It's not. I thought that Keyhouse would have an Uncle Fester-like character in the attic who would put light bulbs in his mouth to make them glow. Wrong again. What Locke and Key does have is a brutal murder that isn't at all what it seems, secrets that are buried deep, and many doors that do many things if you hold the right key. For instance, one could unlock a door and be magically transported into another dimension I thought that Lovecraft would be a town full of the goth versions of hippies. It's not. I thought that Keyhouse would have an Uncle Fester-like character in the attic who would put light bulbs in his mouth to make them glow. Wrong again. What Locke and Key does have is a brutal murder that isn't at all what it seems, secrets that are buried deep, and many doors that do many things if you hold the right key. For instance, one could unlock a door and be magically transported into another dimension where people only speak Dothraki and Klingon. Or you could go to the magical land of cupcakes. Or be made into a child, an old person, a boy, a girl, or a bird. Anyway you get the idea. Different doors do different things. Then there's the evil "echo" trapped in the well and who seems to know a lot about the power of the keys. In a town called Lovecraft, I'm guessing that being locked in the wine cellar isn't the worst thing that can happen to you. This first entry has been good with regards to storyline. The art is good but I would prefer a slightly more Gothic approach. I just feel like I am reading Lovecraft but watching a Gorillaz video. Black and white or maybe a less vibrant use of color would match the tone better. That's just my personal feeling. I will read on. . .

  15. 4 out of 5

    Lindsey Snyder

    Whoa. This graphic novel is a beautifully illustrated and masterfully told combination of my deepest fears and wildest dreams. The Locke children are wonderful characters. The horrors they suffer are heartbreaking, but each of them finds resilience in their own way. Not only does this make you root for them but really helps you learn who they are. Joe Hill deftly unveils a mystery whose pieces are threaded throughout both the lighthearted and the dreadful moments; one that builds in intrigue so t Whoa. This graphic novel is a beautifully illustrated and masterfully told combination of my deepest fears and wildest dreams. The Locke children are wonderful characters. The horrors they suffer are heartbreaking, but each of them finds resilience in their own way. Not only does this make you root for them but really helps you learn who they are. Joe Hill deftly unveils a mystery whose pieces are threaded throughout both the lighthearted and the dreadful moments; one that builds in intrigue so that you can't wait to see what's next. Gabriel Rodriguez's illustrations have a whimsical quality to them that covey the magical nature of Key House so well, but also makes some of the more gruesome and terrifying panels a little easier to ingest. This story such a wonderfully unique combination of horror and magic - I can't wait to read the next installation!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Mike Davis

    I got through this in one morning. It was excellent! There was a violent beginning, and troubled middle, and a suspenseful end. It is everything you could ask for in a introductory story for a graphic novel series. The story was pretty easy to follow. A high school kid goes on a bit of killing spree, and it really messes up a family. They meet up later on, and (I think) it really messes up the family. There are voices (echoes), ghosts, keys, and secrets, none of which are really explained, leavin I got through this in one morning. It was excellent! There was a violent beginning, and troubled middle, and a suspenseful end. It is everything you could ask for in a introductory story for a graphic novel series. The story was pretty easy to follow. A high school kid goes on a bit of killing spree, and it really messes up a family. They meet up later on, and (I think) it really messes up the family. There are voices (echoes), ghosts, keys, and secrets, none of which are really explained, leaving you with lots of questions or maybe ideas. I plan to go through the rest of the series if I can find them at my library.

  17. 4 out of 5

    Tempe Public Library

    This graphic novel can be hard to put down. This is indeed a horror story, and should be approached as such. The images throughout or so intriguing and propel the story forward so much you forget you are reading and not just watching a movie as you turn pages. An eerie and creepy house, a set of siblings that seem normal, and a whole lot of magical doors. The story compels you the whole way through. This first in the series makes a very strong foundation by introducing the characters and by just This graphic novel can be hard to put down. This is indeed a horror story, and should be approached as such. The images throughout or so intriguing and propel the story forward so much you forget you are reading and not just watching a movie as you turn pages. An eerie and creepy house, a set of siblings that seem normal, and a whole lot of magical doors. The story compels you the whole way through. This first in the series makes a very strong foundation by introducing the characters and by just itching the surface of the mysterious of this house. The end just might make you rush to grab the second in the series.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Saurav

    It's fun to read graphic novels sometimes! A visual experience indeed. Story-wise the Locke and Key don't have much to offer sadly. Some events happen, then some other events happen and at one point it all ends. Maybe this is just the setting up of the whole series so it was kinda boring, the following books in the series would be more interesting. Can only hope! The illustrations are very vivid (kudos on that!) and the way the flashbacks are presented in the story fits nicely. The story is such It's fun to read graphic novels sometimes! A visual experience indeed. Story-wise the Locke and Key don't have much to offer sadly. Some events happen, then some other events happen and at one point it all ends. Maybe this is just the setting up of the whole series so it was kinda boring, the following books in the series would be more interesting. Can only hope! The illustrations are very vivid (kudos on that!) and the way the flashbacks are presented in the story fits nicely. The story is such that it would have been worse without a visual medium so it makes sense to be a comic.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jonathan Forisha

    I knew nothing about this story before going in, though I have read several Joe Hill novels. This story follows Hill's usual trajectory, including kids as main characters and evil people being controlled by supernatural forces. Those forces themselves aren't exactly explained here, though it's just the first in a long series of graphic novels, so that makes sense. As a first outing, it definitely piques interest well, though the antagonist's arc mirrors Stephen King's IT pretty closely. Regardle I knew nothing about this story before going in, though I have read several Joe Hill novels. This story follows Hill's usual trajectory, including kids as main characters and evil people being controlled by supernatural forces. Those forces themselves aren't exactly explained here, though it's just the first in a long series of graphic novels, so that makes sense. As a first outing, it definitely piques interest well, though the antagonist's arc mirrors Stephen King's IT pretty closely. Regardless, it's an intriguing setup with some really graphic art. Definitely a unique feel.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Laurene Allibert

    I just finished the show and I thought "Okay, I'm just gonna see what's different between the show and the comics". I really loved the show but now I start to think that it is quite different from the original idea and I have to say that the comics are darker but awesome. I loved both, the series is more based on fantasy and less on violence which is better in a way that can touch a bigger audience. I just finished the show and I thought "Okay, I'm just gonna see what's different between the show and the comics". I really loved the show but now I start to think that it is quite different from the original idea and I have to say that the comics are darker but awesome. I loved both, the series is more based on fantasy and less on violence which is better in a way that can touch a bigger audience.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ali D

    I took this out from my public library, I was curious since I liked the show so much (and now have to wait for season two!). There's quite a difference between the comic book and the Netflix version...but I really like both for different reasons. I'm interested to see what happens since Sam is dealt with already in this book and things are getting pretty interesting... I took this out from my public library, I was curious since I liked the show so much (and now have to wait for season two!). There's quite a difference between the comic book and the Netflix version...but I really like both for different reasons. I'm interested to see what happens since Sam is dealt with already in this book and things are getting pretty interesting...

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary Vacula

    I will need to reread this. I thought it to be disjointed and hard to figure out what was going on. Perhaps after I finish the others in the series, I will have a better understanding of this world. Disconcerting violence.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Don

    Picked this up to get an idea how the Netflix series differs, and they definitely disnified it and took out much of the gore and horror of the graphic novel. I thoroughly enjoyed this first installment. More, please.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Riann

    I really enjoyed issue # 1. I liked the artwork and the story. I have watched the Netflix adaptation. I liked noticing the differences between the comic and the tv show. I love Joe Hill and I look forward to the next issue!

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tracy

    So great!! I see why they made this a show. I def already watched the show but I sooo enjoyed this graphic novel and will be reading the other volumes!! I love Joe hills writing and this was no exception and the illustrations are spectacular!!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Mayar El Mahdy

    I'm reading this in the spirit of Goodreds Horror Week, but it's not really my thing. I can't put my finger on the story yet but I only read one issue so far and I'm not hooked, but I'll be back. I'm reading this in the spirit of Goodreds Horror Week, but it's not really my thing. I can't put my finger on the story yet but I only read one issue so far and I'm not hooked, but I'll be back.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Marina

    3.5⭐ Not that good but I'll definitely continue reading the series.. I had some difficulties with recognizing the characters at first. 3.5⭐ Not that good but I'll definitely continue reading the series.. I had some difficulties with recognizing the characters at first.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Shannon Cobb

    such a cool idea and story. The characters and the graphics are incredible. Solid story with fantastic elements.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Grayce Butler

    Well...that was interesting!

  30. 5 out of 5

    Lindsey

    Loved it. Very quick and engaging read. I got this first book for Christmas and am eager to continue the series!

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