Twenty eight years later, is the animated adaptation of the legendary comic as lethal as the original?
The sentence you’re reading has more words than the entirety of Age of Reptiles: Ancient Egyptians. You might find yourself pausing, how can a comic book, traditionally buoyant with bubbles of text and dialogue, tell a compelling story without any words to tell it? This is exactly what creator Ricardo Delgado’s prehistoric print aims to achieve in the newest chapter of his storied saurian shorts.
If you haven’t encountered a rabid Walking Dead fan proclaiming they’ll riot if Daryl Dixon dies, I envy you. In the past five years, zombies have become as ubiquitous as Starbucks, and have fans as faithful as churchgoers. Zombie walks, countless b-movies, video games, and even zombie specific conventions have sprouted all across the country. While zombies have been a sub-genre of their own for decades now, Robert Kirkman’s comic, and subsequent TV show, THE WALKING DEAD, turned the mindless mongrels into an epidemic.
Joe Hill is the son of some famous dude who you’ve most definitely heard of. But that doesn’t matter. What does matter is Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft, created by Hill and artist Gabriel Rodriguez. This is the story of the Locke family who, following a despicable tragedy, moves to the Keyhouse mansion in the darling town of Lovecraft. The mansion has a past, as well as magnificent doors and keys with transformative powers.
Write here...Image Expo is an annual convention (though it did happen twice this year, but let's pretend it didn't) held in San Francisco, where the publisher announces an onslaught of new creator owned comics to be released. Guests ranged from Brian K. Vaughn (Saga, Y: The Last Man), Jason Aaron (Southern Bastards, Thor), and Greg Rucka (Lazarus), and many more.