Tag Archive: Gabriel Rodriguez

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland 2 (October 2014)

Shanower is really dedicated to giving Little Nemo a narrative and it doesn’t help the comic at all. Jimmy (or Nemo) is an annoying kid who Shanower has throughout the entire issue–he’s not… Continue reading

Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland 1 (August 2014)

In Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland, writer Eric Shanower includes something very strange, something Winsor McCay never bothered with. A narrative. This series's Nemo isn't just a kid who has amazing dreams and… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 6 (April 2010)

Wow. Wow. Just, wow. I’m not sure this issue’s actually better than the last great issue a few ago, but it’s incredibly impressive. Instead of resolving anything big, Hill goes after something small… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 5 (February 2010)

Hill’s resolution to the cliffhanger leaves a lot to be desired. Rodriguez does full page panels of this fight scene and… Rodriguez isn’t very good at fight scenes. He’s also not good at… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 4 (February 2010)

Now there’s an unexpected conclusion. It doesn’t make a lot of sense, since it suggests Ty would know what all the keys do, which he doesn’t… but it’s a cool conclusion. And, unlike… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 3 (January 2010)

So the sister’s name is Kinsey. The mom’s name, I don’t know. I also don’t know the cop’s name. I don’t really remember him or why he’s important. Hill just introduced two new… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 2 (December 2009)

Hill more than makes up for the previous issue with this one. He starts out with the older brother–Ty, right?–before moving to the sister. I can’t remember her name. He brings in some… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 1 (November 2009)

This issue is exactly the kind of thing I wouldn’t expect from Joe Hill. It’s the ghost of Sam Lesser–who Hill turns into an extremely sympathetic character (who knew Locke & Key would… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 6 (June 2009)

Hill’s fluidity of Zack’s gender is once again striking. The issue’s a flashback to before the first series and so Dodge (how many names does the character have, anyway?) is still the female.… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 5 (May 2009)

Interesting. Hill completely surprising this issue at every turn. The opening’s a little disjointed, however, as it presents a more genial “hang out” night at the Locke house than Hill’s ever suggested before.… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 4 (April 2009)

Small big happenings this issue. Hill opens it with Uncle Duncan, who’s starting to remember where he’s seen Zack before. Not to jump around too much, but the next issue’s preview cover suggests… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 3 (March 2009)

With this issue, Head Games finally feels like Locke & Key again. The kids are doing something they probably shouldn’t, while talking about how they’re coping with their tragedies. And Mom isn’t paying… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 2 (February 2009)

Hill spends a lot of time with deceptive bad ghost guy “Zack” again this issue. It’s a problem not just because it refocuses the series on him–Bode gets some page time, but he’s… Continue reading

Locke & Key: Head Games 1 (January 2009)

I really wish this issue had a better colorist. Well, I guess Jay Fotos isn’t bad overall, he just doesn’t seem comfortable making the lead character, who’s black, have black skin. Instead it’s… Continue reading

Locke & Key 6 (July 2008)

Hmm. Right after I say something nice about Rodriguez, this issue happens. Actually, it’s not Rodriguez’s fault. Hill gives him something impossible to draw as static images (a transformation) and it just flops.… Continue reading

Locke & Key 5 (June 2008)

I think this issue is Hill’s first without any narration. It opens with the psycho—Sam—then flip-flops between him and Bode. Bode’s got his friend in the well, who reveals she’s not a friend… Continue reading

Locke & Key 4 (May 2008)

Hill really goes all out this issue; it’s a wholly unlikable issue and probably the series’s best in terms of writing. Hill’s not concerned with writing likable characters or even really developing the… Continue reading

Locke & Key 3 (April 2008)

And now Hill dedicated a whole issue to the girl. Again, I like his approach, but it’s just not believable. He’s got the little brother, Bode, I think, showing the sister his out… Continue reading

Locke & Key 2 (March 2008)

Hill tells most of the issue from the perspective of a ten year-old. Maybe ten. He might even be younger. Hill’s not particularly good at writing the character, because his vocabulary is way… Continue reading

Locke & Key 1 (February 2008)

Hill sells some of Locke & Key in the first few pages, when it becomes clear something awful is going to happen and he isn’t going to shy away from it. Then the… Continue reading