Thursday, January 15, 2015

locke & key: alpha & omega

locke & key: alpha & omega
joe hill & gabriel rodriguez
published 2014

It took two lifetimes and countless victims, but Lucas "Dodge" Caravaggio has his terrible prize at last: the key which will open The Black Door.  Disguised in the form of little Bode Locke, Dodge descends into the Drowning Cave, to throw back the door and release the demons on the other side.  Those who have stood against him for so long - Tyler, Kinsey, Scot, Nina, Rufus, and all the rest - take their places as the final tragedy unfolds...a confrontation between decency and hate in the caverns a hundred feet beneath Keyhouse, at the threshold of an evil kept for generations under lock and key.

Oh, it's over and I am sad.  Such an incredibly imaginative series.  The characters are flawed and broken, but are trying so hard to redeem themselves and be better.  Everything is falling apart and many won't make it through to the end.  Joe Hill is an amazing writer.  He's able to scare the crap out of you, gross you out, make you cry, laugh and smile.  It's a huge plus that he has Gabriel Rodriguez to draw out everything so succinctly.  I had no idea where the story would go, nothing was predictable and I loved every panel.

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