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 high concept fight scenes. And believing the good guys wouldn’t see the bad guy slinking away in defeat? Well, Hill needed Rodriguez to sell that one and he doesn’t, not in those full page panels. Anyway, the second half of the issue is good. There’s some more stuff about the head key, there’s some stuff with Kinsey and her new friends, a little nice implied stuff about … Continue reading Locke & Key: Crown of Shadows 5 (February 2010)

Bloodhound 7 (March 2005)

Kirk tries out a different style for this issue’s extended flashback. I get it’s supposed to be folksy–the flashback takes place on a farm–but it lacks personality. It’s one of those awful farm stories; it’s effective too. Jolley makes the reader remember it and calls it back later. There’s very little mystery to this issue. There’s suspense. Bloodhound is more a thriller book than anything else. Jolley brings a lot of toughness into the DC universe with the title. His concepts don’t fit in superhero books, which is kind of the point. It’s the dirty underside. Jolley’s able to hide … Continue reading Bloodhound 7 (March 2005)