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Locke & Key, Volume 1: Welcome to Lovecraft (Locke & Key #1) by Joe Hill (author), Gabriel Rodriguez (Illustrator)

Joe hill does it again, conjuring up another tale of dread, macabre and supernatural goings on with a real gem of a main protagonist in the form of a young kid.
The young boy in question loses someone dear to him and only hopes to be with them. Opportunity presents itself in the form of doors and keys, will he be able to unlock another realm of possibilities. Doors play a key role in the everyday swing of things. Stories have been written involving doors opening up to all kinds of opportune choices and fates since a long time back. Doors keep out the unwanted and welcome the many. That locked door always presents a mystery of what lies behind it, a key element in movies that converts thrills and chills to the viewers. Doorways to other worlds and dimensions, doors were a key player in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King and there is a sort of door in a way in The Lion and The witch and the wardrobe.
This good solid tale is accompanied by some really good artwork incorporating good colors and it all captures a dark and dread mood in the air. Looking forward to the rest of the series and how the story unfolds. It definitely leaves you wanting more.

Reviewed by Lou Pendergrast on 08 January 2012

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