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Posts tagged "Joe Hill"

Top 6 Comics Of 2013

Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez

You aren’t anything like me, you’re so much better

This series came to its surprising end this month. The shock being that after years of the most terrible things happening to the Locke family and their friends they got a happy ending.

There is a reason Locke and Key has won countless awards and been highly regarded since it began in 2007 and its because Joe Hill made us care about the characters and gave audiences a very compulsive story with twists, turns and terror in every issue.

You go finish the rest of your dream

Locke and Key Alpha 2 ‘The End’

I’ve been reading Locke and Key for nearly 5 years now, its one of the first ongoing comics I ever read and it is by far one of the greatest. 

The final issue really earned its happy ending for the Locke family, they have suffered so much and endured horrors of which only Joe Hill could dream up. In the end Tyler stepped up and became the man his father couldn’t be at his age, he saved a whole bunch of people and put souls to rest.  Completely beautiful ending and one that after following the hard road the family have been on was exactly what I needed.


Horny Harry of the Day: Either Harry Potter drank a bad Polyjuice potion, or it’s the first look at Daniel Radcliffe’s new movieHorns

Based on the book by Joe Hill, Horns stars Radcliffe as a guy falsely accused of killing his girlfriend, and a mysterious set of sprouting horns adds injury to insult. 

What do you think? Cool? Weird? Ten points from Gryffindor?


Really not who I imagined would play Ig at all! but you know I like Dan so I’m sure he will do a good job. Also if this means more people paying attention to Joe Hill then I am happy.

Favourite Books Read In 2011

Rather than books they actually came out in 2011 because I tend to wait until they are released in paperback.

+ A Song Of Ice & Fire by George R.R. Martin (Books 1 to 5)

Originally I planned to read Game of Thrones only and wait to read each book after each season aired. Inevitably this failed because I became too emotionally involved. I do think there are some issues with the plot in books 4 and 5 in terms of taking too long to move forward but I still really enjoy them.

+ The Dark Tower by Stephen King (Books 1 to 7)

So many feelings about these books, I had always wanted to read them and finally did this year and consumed something like 4000 pages in a month. I just really fell in love with the characters and despite all the crazy fourth wall metaness that happens in later books I personally loved the ending.

+ Horns by Joe Hill

Strange at times messed up novel but one which confirms Hill really is a talented writer (see also the Locke & Key graphic novels)

+ The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

I’m always a little hit and miss with Gaiman but I really fell in love with this children’s novel.

+ The Manual of Detection by Jedediah Berry

Strange detective story part Inception part Sherlock Holmes

+ Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

One of the best vampire stories I’ve read in ages, been wanting to read it for a long time but it was out of print until now. Funny and enjoyable, can’t wait for the sequels to be reprinted next year.

+ Under The Dome by Stephen King

Favourite King book in years even if the ending fell a little flat the build up and characters make it a worthwhile read if you are a fan.

+ Un Lun Dun by China Miéville

Another children’s book and the same with Miéville his adult books are hit and miss but this fantasy story was great.

+ The Hound of the Baskervilles by Arthur Conan Doyle

Always one of my favourite Holmes stories I finally got around to reading it this year, so great.

Locke and Key gives me so many feelings, damn it is such a great series, desperately waiting for Clockworks to come out in a collected edition because the ending of Keys to the Kingdom has just made me lose my mind.