Intro Locke & Key is the latest comic book adaptation to come to Netflix. Based off Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez’ graphic novel series of the same name. It follows the Locke family who, after their father Rendell is killed, relocate to Keyhouse, the Locke ancestral home. After moving in the three children find magical keys with fantastical abilities, along with an evil being, Dodge, who has nefarious designs for the keys. I defy you not to get a shiver down your spine when she’s Introduced. It falls to the three children to save the day because for some unexplained

  So, we are well into ‘Dawn of X’ and some books have shined right from the start. Some books had a rocky start but have really improved. Some books had a very strong start and then just plummeted to their supposed death. One thing can be said about ‘Dawn of X’ though, none of the books hold up to the level of quality or uniqueness brought to us by ‘House of X’ or ‘Powers of X’ series. Jonathan Hickman really managed to bring us something truly amazing, and when the bar is raised that high, it can be hard to reach that level again; even

Why Should I Be Excited About Locke & Key? So many reasons. Before getting into the reasons why you should be excited though I should probably tell you a little about Locke & Key. It's an upcoming adaptation of Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez's incredibly successful comic series. It follows the Locke family who, after their father Rendell is killed, move to Lovecraft (or Matheson in the Netflix series) and their family’s ancestral home, Keyhouse. This house is filled with magical keys which each have different, incredible powers. Then there’s the lady in the

As 2019 comes to an end we thought a fun way to celebrate an amazing year in comics would be to share with you our favorite reads of the year.  We got together and each of us chose one book for 3 categories, our favorite ongoing series, our favorite story arc or mini-series, and our favorite single issue of the year. This isn’t the traditional “best of comics list” which you’ll find in abundance with a quick Google search. This is more of way for you to get to know us better and what we really enjoyed reading this year. We think of it more as a fun way to

In the wake of Thursdays general election in the UK, and the results on Friday, I can’t help but feel Hellblazer is the comic that we NEED right now, both here in the UK and the world in general. I’ll try to share my reasons for this without diving too much into the politics. There's a number of reasons for that, although first and foremost this is as a comic book website which isn't exactly the venue for deep political analysis. Also nobody wants to hear me ramble on about politics, people come here for comic book reviews. At its most basic a comic book is just another

The Magic of Eightball On the Mount Rushmore of alternative comic book creators, along with Art Spiegelman and both Hernandez Brothers, is Daniel Clowes. Where’s Chris Ware, you may be asking. He’s on my imaginary landmark too, along with many others. The alt comix Mount Rushmore would have way more than 4 faces because they’re never ones to play by the rules. Cartoonist Daniel Clowes’ first comic series for the seminal independent comic publisher, Fantagraphics, was a 50’s jazz & film noir influenced detective comic called Lloyd Llewellyn. In 1986, it ran

Fa la la la la la ‘tis the season for gift giving and we’re here to help! December and the holiday season is upon us. Many of you are frantically trying to figure out what to get the comic book enthusiasts in your life. Since the culture has exploded in the last decade the choices are pretty much endless. The number one rule when buying for a collector is always include a gift receipt. With that being said here are some fun ideas to inspire you while you brave the shopping crowds! Enjoy! So with all that in mind we've gathered four of the CTG writers together to share their

      Legends of the Dork Knight Issue #2 November, 2019   Hey there fellow has truly been an honor for me to be here on Comics the Gathering and having the opportunity to not only do reviews and columns, but to be able to reach out and interact with Bat-fans around the world. I have had so much fun this last month and I really appreciate everyone who checked out my first Column last month. As time goes on and the audience increases, this thing is going to continue to grow and grow and my main priority is

     I’ve been really enjoying Nick Spencer’s run on Amazing Spider-Man. It’s funny, it’s smart, it’s got intrigue and promising plot threads. It’s been righting so many wrongs and will hopefully keep that up. One thing that’s continually annoyed me about it, however, is the recap page. Or rather, its redundancy. Is it even necessary at this point?      Maybe it’s gotten better recently, but the problem is still there. A recap page summarizes everything we need to know about the story thus far. This is most

I Batman Omnibus Vol 1 by Scott Snyder & Greg Cappulo Release date - 11/5/19 If you are a fan of Scott Snyder's run of Batman in the new 52, This hardcover Omnibus is a must have! It will be released November 5th, but pre-orders are live now at all your favorite retailers. ​​​​​​Scott Snyder and Gregg Capullo's Batman stories - from Court of Owls to Zero Year - are presented together in this hard cover omnibus collection. Batman discovers a vast conspiracy with roots deep in the past of Gotham city. From the Court of Owls to the Joker, this collection covers a range of foes


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