Comic Crossover #3

Hi everyone! Welcome to another Comic Crossover.

What is Comic Crossover you ask?
Comic Crossover is where we take a YA book and compare it to a comic book up close. Comics sometimes get a bad wrap, and so this feature is designed to shine a light on some amazing comic reads.

Sometimes you may not see straight away why I have matched up books and comics the way I have, but rest assured that there is always method to my madness! Sometimes it’s because of the characters alone, the storyline, the genre or another feature about the YA book that I have found that draws parallel to a comic.

For those of you who are new to comics, the titles that I select to talk about are always comics that you can pick straight up off the shelf without knowing anything prior about them and enjoy. So if comics have made you feel overwhelmed or uncomfortable in the past, you don’t need to feel that way about the comics that feature in Comic Crossover.

In all cases, I have read both the YA books and the comics, so if you have any questions you can comment on this post!

This weeks Comic Crossover:
If you enjoyed The Devouring by Simon Holt, then you might enjoy Locke & Key Volume 1: Welcome To Lovecraft by Joe Hill

YA Book Breakdown: Hands down the best horror YA book I’ve read. When Reggie reads about the Vours in a mysterious old journal, she assumes they are just the musings of an anonymous lunatic. But when her little brother, Henry, begins to act strangely, it’s clear that these creatures exist beyond a madwoman’s imagination, and Reggie finds out what happens when fears come to life. This book plays like a movie in your mind. It’s such a dark fun read and genuinely plays on some common fears. I’d love to read this series again actually!

Comic Book Breakdown: Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them. Home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all. Locke & Key is so original and different to other books I have read with a “haunted house” theme.

Why the comparison? Both are deliciously creepy books. If you love spooky reads, then both of these books are fantastic. Not only are they both quite dark reads, but they are both so original and well thought through in terms of the overall story. You’re able to pick up Locke & Key Volume 1 without any prior comic knowledge and it’s a great series in general!

Want to grab yourself a copy? Right here or check with your local library.


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