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Welcome to Lovecraft
by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez


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  • Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...  Read more...

 
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More About Welcome to Lovecraft by Joe Hill; Gabriel Rodriguez
 
 
 
Overview
  • Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them.... and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all...
  • Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781600102370
  • ISBN-10: 1600102379
  • Publisher: IDW Publishing
  • Publish Date: September 2008
  • Page Count: 152
  • Reading Level: Ages 16-UP

Series: Locke & Key (Idw) (Hardcover) #1

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Books > Comics & Graphic Novels > Horror

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page 42.
  • Review Date: 2008-10-13
  • Reviewer: Staff

Novelist Hill, author of Heart-Shaped Box, crafts a gripping account of the shattered Locke family's attempt to rebuild after the father/husband is murdered by a deranged high school student and the family subsequently moving in with the deceased father's brother at the family homestead in Maine. But as anyone who has read horror fiction in the past 70-odd years will tell you, it's a bad idea to try to leave behind the gruesome goings-on in your life by moving to an island named “Lovecraft.” What begins as a study in coping with grief soon veers into creepy territory as the youngest Locke discovers a doorway with decidedly spectral qualities, along with a well that houses someone or something that desperately wants out and will use any means available to gain freedom, including summoning the teenage murderer who set events in motion in the first place. To say more would give away many of the surprises the creative team provides, but this first of hopefully several volumes delivers on all counts, boasting a solid story bolstered by exceptional work from Chilean artist Rodriguez (Clive Barker's The Great and Secret Show) that resembles a fusion of Rick Geary and Cully Hamner with just a dash of Frank Quitely. (Oct.)

 
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