By Ed Sum
(The Vintage Tempest)
Mention Joe Hill, and most fans of his works will most likely think of NOS4A2. It premiered last year to critical acclaim, and to follow up on this tale of terror is the Lovecraftian inspired Locke & Key on Netflix!
The series follows the adventures of three siblings– – who, after finding their father killed, move home to live with their mother Nina (Frances O’Connor). They discover the ancestral home is special, and gives them powers though possession of magical keys. When a sinister evil wants those artifacts, just what dangers they face means staying ahead …
The comic book ran from 2008 to 2013, and for those who have not had a chance to read the series that started it all, Graphite has an app and made the first story arc available to read for free! Five more volumes are available, and anyone subscribing (prices can begin from $6.50 on up) will have full access to Graphite’s library of over 25,000 comics, webtoons, manga titles, webcomics and strips, early access content and a fully ad-free reading experience!
Readers can access:
- Creator-owned webcomics and webtoons including Glacias, Phase, Bonnie N Collide, The Middle Age, Stalker X Stalker, ZomCom, Knight & Beard, Cooking Comically, Immortal Weakling, Love N Life, Fox Fires, Knights of Ashera, Peanziles, and more!
- Boom! Studios’ Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Adventure Time,Mouse Guard, Hellraiser and The Dark Crystal
- IDW’s Transformers, My Little Pony, Star Trek, Astro Boy, 30 Days of Night, TMNT, Dungeons & Dragons, G.I. Joe, Ghostbusters and many more!
- Dynamite’s The Green Hornet, Sherlock Holmes, The Shadow, Vampirella, and Zorro
- Papercutz hits including The Smurfs, Barbie, Garfield, Gumby, and Trolls
If that’s not enough, the app page mention’s comic book adaptations of Legendary’s Pacific Rim and Godzilla.
When there’s no room in the bookshelf for all those favourites, moving over to app-land (a tablet with 3gb of RAM is recommended for a smooth experience) is the future.