Locke & Key and Horror Comic Books

By Michael J. Miller

Locke & Key 1
Photo Credit – IDW Publishing

This is a special post for a few reasons.¬† First, as someone who’s loved reading comic books and delighting to the adventures of superheroes since 1986; Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodr√≠guez,¬†and Jay Fotos’ Locke & Key is THE FIRST REAL HORROR COMIC I’ve ever read.¬† I broke brand new genre ground here and it was…an experience.¬† Second, this series came highly recommended by Nancy (half of the awesome twosome Nancy & Kathleen who run the wonderfully geektastic comic blog Graphic Novelty¬≤).¬† Locke & Key is one of Nancy’s all-time favorites and she’s been urging me to read it for ages.¬† I made a lot of excuses because, well I can be a baby with horror stuff sometimes :). ¬†But I did it! ¬†Lastly, this is special because regular readers will notice Kalie’s been super busy with her PhD work of late so, sadly, that means less time for her to write new content.¬† I decided to write this guest post for her today in celebration of our three year anniversary.¬† Yep, three years ago today was the day we first met!¬† Awwww…let’s mark this special occasion by talking about the gruesome, macabre, and haunting tale of the Locke family shall we?? Continue reading “Locke & Key and Horror Comic Books”

Locke & Key and Horror Comic Books