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Locke & Key Official Trailer

I know recently that I mentioned that Netflix is going to be showing a tv show based on a comic book series I’ve read before. Well, now they’ve come out with a trailer for the show….finally. I’m watched the trailer a couple of times now and I’m getting anxious for the show to start. I want February 7th to hurry up and get here so I can start watching it. I’ve been hearing about a possible movie or tv show based on these comic books for forever and now we’re finally getting it.

Synopsis: Three siblings who move into their ancestral estate after their father’s gruesome murder discover their new home’s magical keys, which must be used in their stand against an evil creature who wants the keys and their powers.

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Locke & Key

We officially have a date now! I just found out that Locke & Key, best selling graphic novels by author Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez, is getting a tv show that will air on Netflix on February 7th, 2020. I can’t wait to start watching it.

There have been rumors floating around for years that they were going to turn Locke & Key into a movie, at one point they had it planned out to do a trilogy. But that idea got canned and they went with a tv show. They did a pilot episode for Locke & Key and they aired it at Comic Con several years ago (I want to say back in 2011). It got good reception when they aired that but I was beginning to think we were never going to get the show until now…

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Comic books?

Do you consider comic books/anime/manga/graphic novels to be the same as reading an actual novel? Now, I’m not one to say that the book has to have a certain word count before it’s considered a “novel” and it can’t have any pictures or anything like that. I would say “yes” to that first question.

I’ve read the mini series “Wraith: Welcome to Christmasland” that was written by Joe Hill. It’s a prequel to the novel “NOS4A2” that tells you all about how Charles Talent Manx became the villain in that novel. It doesn’t add anything or take anything away from the book. It just gives you some back history on Manx.

I’ve also read the Locke & Key series, which was also written by Joe Hill. That’s my first comic book series that I’ve read and it’s what introduced me to author Joe Hill. It’s a good series but I would consider it and the mini series listed above to be for “mature audiences” only because of some of the content.

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Author Spotlight (Chapter 3)

This is author Joseph Hillstrom King, however, he writes under the pen name of Joe Hill. He is actually the son of Stephen King but I didn’t know that until after I had already started reading some of his work (and because he writes under the pen name). I started out reading his comic book series “Locke & Key” that he did with Gabriel Rodriguez (the illustrator). I very much enjoyed the series despite the fact that I don’t normally read comic books (it’s for mature audiences only though) but that was ultimately what got me hooked on this author to begin with. Since then, I’ve read “Heart-Shaped Box” and “NOS4A2” which are both excellent reads as well. I’ve got some of his other works but I haven’t had a chance to conquer them yet because I’ve got so much on my “to be read” list that it’s not even funny. If you are someone who likes horror and/or dark fantasy, then this is definitely an author that you’ll want to check out!

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Locke & Key

Locke & Key is a comic book series written by author Joe Hill and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez. I read this comic book series a couple of years ago and I really enjoyed them a lot. Ever since I read them, I’ve heard rumors that they were going to make this series into a tv show and then I heard rumors they were going to make them into movies…..now I’ve finally found out that there is suppose to be a tv show based on this series that is being made for Netflix. Currently, they are filming this from February 11th till June 17th of this year in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I imagine (this is just my theory here) that we won’t get to see this show until very late in the year or some time next year. It depends on how long it takes them to getting through the post-production process and all that jazz. Anyway, I’m glad to finally hear that we are getting a show after hearing so many rumors floating around and I can’t wait to see this show.