"High school sucks."
It’s midway through Locke & Key: Omega, and things are looking grim.
Our characters to root for, the Locke family, will have their moments of good times with an amazing bit of fun at the Senior Prom, not to mention sweet moments of teenage love however fleeting, but the shadows are against them. Yes, the shadows are against them.
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez’s excellent works always catch me with how visceral things can get. So when Nina Locke is pinned down by the shadow werewolf, oooph, the heart sinks. We aren’t left without melodrama either, because Kinsey’s return home brings both high drama and a bit of quiet heartbreak with her friends.
Here’s what we know to look forward to, things that this issue and the past issues are doing exceptionally well in putting into position:
now that the dance at Lovecraft Academy is over, Kinsey and her friends are headed towards certain doom with a town full of teenagers at the Cave Rave.
The demonic Dodge is gathering shadowy forces of his own, incapacitating Nina, attacking Duncan and Tyler, looking to open the door with his Omega key.
Rufus Whedon, the only person who can see Bode in his astral form, has escaped from his correctional facility and is no doubt fighting to make his way back to Lovecraft.
Suffice to say, though, things are in a bad spot and things aren’t looking all that hopeful for our heroes, or their friends. And that’s one of the downfalls of reading Locke & Key in issue form, as I’ve decided to do, to make sure more of a spotlight is put on this title in its final story. You should read Locke & Key; there is no more powerful and satisfying a comic book experience that I’ve had than reading the hardcovers of these collected stories. Welcome to Lovecraft, Head Games, Crown of Shadows, Keys to the Kingdom, Clockworks, Omega… find ‘em, read ‘em, love ‘em! They are all quite the experience of suspense, magic, and ultimately terror. Putting characters you grow to love in horrible situations.
It’s the wonderful torture of reading it issue to issue; the moment of reading the issue is fleeting, and then you’re left hanging, wondering what’s going to happen to Kinsey, Tyler, Bode, and there friends and family…
Oooph, I love this book like the best bad relationship.