Locke & Key Vol 6 by Joe Hill
Vol 6, Alpha and Omega: illustrated by Gabríel Rodriguez
Everything comes to a head on Prom Night with a post-dance Cave Rave for all of Lovecraft Academy. Ty doesn’t have a tux or a date to the prom, so he and Uncle Duncan work on restoring a classic Charger instead. That is, until Dunk gives him a "classy" tuxedo shirt that is sure to have the ladies swooning. Ty is intercepted by his ex-girlfriend Jordan, and the two don't make it to the Prom Kinsey is also present at the Prom, which means she and her friends find their way to the Cave Rave. Using the Crown of Shadows, Dodge plans to lure the unsuspecting teens to the Black Door to create a new world with him at the helm.
iThis entire series was so fast-paced that I shouldn't be surprised that the last volume was over so quickly. This volume is a bit longer than all the others, and yet I still feel like I didn't get enough time with all the different keys and the adventures of the Locke siblings. This world that Hill and Rodriguez have built is so rich and nuanced. The magic of the keys is well thought-out - there are logical rules and consequences for use. The ending of this volume and series is satisfying, yet heartbreaking.
There is adult language and sexual situations (without nudity), and drug use throughout the series, but these things should not stop this series from being included in high school collections.
Sara's Rating: 10/10
Suitability Level: Grades 11-12
Reviews of previous volumes in this series: vol 1, vol 2, vol 3, vol 4, vol 5
Publication Date: January 1, 2014
ISBN: 9781613778531 (Paperback)
Tags: Rating: 10/10, Suitability: High School, Comicbooks, Horror, Magic, IDW
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