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[Locke & Key Volume 2: Head Games HC] – (Joe Hill, Gabriel Rodriguez)
February 4, 2011, 10:00 pm
Filed under: 9 stars, Gabriel Rodriguez, Joe Hill, Locke and Key

Volume 2 collects “Locke & Key : Headgames”  Issues #1 to 6 and it is a great follow up to the first volume. “Head Games” fills in a lot of the back story and builds up the suspense about the  evil thing from the pit. It just makes you want to shout at the book to let the Locke’s know there is a cuckoo in their nest. In this volume Bode also discovers a key that literally allows you to unlock your mind but no good comes from its discovery.  There is also an interesting reveal about one of the supporting characters that I didn’t see coming and I cant wait to see how that story line plays out.

Gabriels artwork in this book is fantastic,  especially the gorgeously illustrated and colored splash pages.  The double splash page of the inside of Bode’s head or the Tempest are a real treat. Although the artwork is slightly cartoony, the level of detail and well chosen color pallete help portray the creepiness of the goings on. Being printed on high quality glossy paper stock helps to make this make this book a absolute joy to look at.

Special mention must also go to the generous helping of Special features and art gallery at the back of the book. This is a real nice bonus. If you liked the first book you wont regret buying this one. [ISBN-13: 978-1600104831]. 9/10

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