The Complete Dark Fantasy Series
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 creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder, with astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez.
Why Read it?
While award-winning author Joe Hill would prefer to succeed purely on his own merits, his parentage is an undeniable reason to be interested in his work: Joe Hill is the pen name of Joseph Hillstrom King, the son of Stephen King. Though he has written prose short stories and novels for decades, Hill first entered the world of graphic novels and comics in 2008 with the release of the first edition of Locke & Key. It sold out on its very first day of availability, and over the years, the series received a number of nominations and awards until finally winning Hill the prestigious Eisner Award for Best Writer in 2011.
If a mature, dark fantasy/horror title appeals to you, there is no better place to start than with Joe Hill's Locke & Key. The graphic novel medium allows for a unique experience for fans of horror, so definitely give this short series a shot. If you end up enjoying it, feel free to try out some of the other horror and dark fantasy titles listed below.