So this has been making the rounds on the web for a few days, but I only just got around to watching it. It seems that someone got their hands on the trailer for the pilot of Joe Hill‘s Locke & Key that was made for Fox. The show did not get picked up in the end, but at least we get a glimpse of what it might of been through the lens of this two minute video. Read on to see the trailer and my thoughts. Read more
I have waxed poetic on just how good Locke and Key is before, and since I doubt that was a fluke, I am now here with a public service announcement. The fourth collection of Locke and Key, entitled Keys to the Kingdom, is out today. Run, teleport, skydive, do whatever it takes to get yourself a copy to cram into your skull.
I gauge the quality of a set of novels, graphic or otherwise, partly on what actions I take once I burn through the last one I have on hand. If a book is good, then I’ll think about hunting down the next one when I’m near a book store. When I finished Locke and Key 3: Crown of Shadows, I was out of town for the weekend, and actually tried to find a comic book shop in Austin, Texas (Not the easiest task in the world FYI) to satisfy my craving for the fourth one before I realized it wasn’t out yet. It’s rare that something is that engrossing (Hunger Games also fits the bill), so you should go get Locke and Key right now!
Talismans of power figure prominently in fantasy environments – from the Rings of Middle Earth to Morpheus’ sand, mask, and ruby in Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. The powers granted vary widely, but one thing is constant: they can be used for good or ill, depending on who wields them. The keys of Locke & Key by Joe Hill are no exception.
Set in a world that is at once familiar and magical, with characters who are strikingly human, Locke & Key is a must read for everyone. Trust me – you will not be able to put it down.