Locke & Key is proof that there is indeed a graphic novel out there for everyone. Being from a small town without a lot of a lot of exposure to the world of comic books and being a *gasp* GIRL on top of that . . .
I never bothered with the genre until I birthed a tiny little nerd and then I started dabbling in the world of illustrated stories in order to prove that “I’m not a regular mom, I’m a cool mom.”
It’s been a little hit or miss when it comes to my enjoyment of comics (same with novels - shocker), but I found a winner this time. Added bonus that FIVE different library locations somehow pulled their individual volumes simultaneously and they were all waiting on the hold shelf last night. The Gods smile upon me!!!!!
What begins as a tragic story of a family who moves across the country to an old family
I can’t say enough about how much I enjoyed this first volume. It’s gory, it’s dark, it has an angsty MC who has an actual reason to be an angsty teen . . .
It has Bode. Oh how I adore little Bode . . .
It has some creepy bitch who lives in a well . . .
And the artwork? Goodgodamighty, just look at this artwork!!!
What more can you ask for? Oh yeah, that’s right. This is a graphic novel so you can ask for MOREMOREMOREMORE volumes. I can’t wait to unlock some more of the story : )