Counting down the Top 100 comics of the year
23. Locke & Key
Written by Joe Hill
Drawn by Gabriel Rodriguez
Published by IDW
From start to finish, Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez's 'Locke & Key' has been one of the strongest comics on the market, and the duo finished strong this year, wrapping the series in an entirely satisfying conclusion. Although the book on the Locke family has closed, this year brought a number of strong issues in 'Locke & Key: Omega' and 'Locke & Key: Alpha,' all of which brought a cap on some of the best storytelling comics has seen.
-- CBR Reviews Editor Steve Sunu
Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriquez have been building an imaginative and emotional horror story brick-by-brick, telling the story of the grief-stricken Locke family. This year, they closed the door on the story with the expected amounts of tragedy, blood and shadow demons. But even as the darkness increased with each chapter, the last issue still managed to be an emotional knockout full of tough, bittersweet farewells, making it one of the most memorable comic series conclusions.
-- CBR Contributor Ryan Ingram