Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Hardcover
Written by Joe Hill
Art by Gabriel Rodriguez
Colors by Jay Fotos
Letters by Robbie Robbins
Release Date: February 15, 2017
Cover Price: $14.99
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez are back to give us a short one-shot tale of the creepiest family in comicdom. In the Locke & Key: Small World Deluxe Hardcover we are given not just the twenty-four pages of story but also a lot of background information and setup from the creators. In fact it spans seventy-two pages altogether; that’s a lot of extras!
Whereas the majority of the previous comics took place in modern times, this one is a throwback to the turn of the twentieth century and features an all new key. Like all the other keys, this one alters time and space but it does it on a different level. This new key folds time in on itself, allowing the user to alter events around themselves through interaction with a dollhouse.
Using it as teaching device, the Locke family encourage all descendants to understand their roles in protecting the house and its power. Unfortunately, kids will be kids and plans, more often than not, go awry.
Equal parts horror and humor make this single issue a worthy addition to your Locke & Key collection.