• Graphic Novel Review

    Buncombe Graphic Novel Review: Locke and Key-Crown of Shadows

    In this collection, the third in the series of Locke and Key, we see Dodge visit the spirit of Sam Lesser, the boy he used to kill Rendell Locke, which kicked off the events of the Locke children moving to Keyhouse in the first place.  Sam, having been thrown through the Ghost Door, is understandably bitter at Dodge and the two have an altercation that ends with Sam giving a cryptic warning. Later, we see Kinsey exploring the a dangerous area near Keyhouse, which gives clues to some of the past surrounding the Locke family and their current residence.  However, we see Dodge take possession of the Crown of Shadows,…

  • Graphic Novel Review

    Buncombe Graphic Novel Review: Locke and Key-Head Games

    In this issue we learn more about Zack Wells, also known as Lucas Caravaggio.  There is a long history for Lucas/Zack that extends beyond the Locke family and there are people still in Lovecraft that know Lucas/Zack.  However, Zack is hell-bent on keeping his past and identity a secret because decades before something happened that has impacted a group of friends tied to the Locke family. Also, Bode discovers another key with amazing powers.  For me, this was one of the more creative keys in the series and I wish it was in my possession.  The Head Key allows the possessor to open their mind or someone else’s and will…