Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games
New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and... show more
New York Times bestselling writer Joe Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez, the creators behind the acclaimed Locke and Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, return with the next chapter in the ongoing tale, Head Games. Following a shocking death that dredges up memories of their father's murder, Kinsey and Tyler Locke are thrown into choppy emotional waters, and turn to their new friend, Zack Wells, for support, little suspecting Zack's dark secret. Meanwhile, six-year-old Bode Locke tries to puzzle out the secret of the head key, and Uncle Duncan is jarred into the past by a disturbingly familiar face. Open your mind - the head games are just getting started!
Publish date: 2009-09-29
Publisher: IDW Publishing
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Series: Locke & Key (#2)
Head Games combines body horror and fear of brainwashing into a very effective horror concept that is particularly well suited to the graphic medium. Bode Locke finds a key that opens up the top of people's heads. Once a head is open, not only can you see a sort of Hieronymus Bosch hellscape of thei...
This second volume was a lot calmer than the first, but I enjoyed it all the same. The story continues on in a very intriguing manner. Some of the characters' motivations annoyed me and I felt it was slightly stereotypical for "the guy does stupid things to get with the girl" but it didn't bother me...
Locke and Key gets even more weird. Hill has introduced the family, their hangups, and the unspeakable evil that lurks beneath the surface of exclusive white coastal towns. Bode was forced to make an agreement with the representative of that evil in order to save his family, and as a result, somethi...
Well, it's official. I'm in love with this series. From Warren Ellis' introduction (who I also adore), to the unexpected ending, this volume has sealed my love of Locke & Key. Joe Hill's mind must be a place of terror and wonder, because the things that come out of it are magical! Unexpectedly, I ...
These books are so imaginative and shocking. I'm definitely wowed! I never know what they're going to do next. And I can't wait for more.