CM Podcast 248 – Locke & Key Show (2020) Part. 2

We are back and discussing the rest of the Netflix series Locke & Key Season 1. A few weeks ago we started the conversation here. We are now picking up where we left off.

In this week’s CMPodcast, we cover the remaining episodes 4 – 10. Season 1 covers story elements that you can read about in the first 3 story arcs of the IDW Publishing comic: Welcome to Lovecraft, Head Games and Crown of Shadows. The original comic was written by Joe Hill with incredible art by Gabriel Rodriguez.

In this podcast, we compare the differences of the show to the comic. I noticed that overall, the show had a Young Adults feel and was not as dark as the comic. I feel that works best for the show so it gets a wide audience. Most of the changes actually work out better and we list most of them.

Jon and I discuss the different keys that are introduced and why they needed to create some brand new keys for the show. The ending has changed too. I liked this because it was a twist that both comic readers and first timers watching the show did not see coming. An interesting twist that sets up Season 2.

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 248

CM Podcast 246 – Locke & Key TV Show on Netflix (2020)

Back in 2016, we had been creating podcasts for over a year and we decided to cover the comic series Locke & Key that was created by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez. Here is the Lock & Key podcast (sorry about the audio. We were still understanding how mics worked.)

Since that time, Locke & Key – the TV show has been in production hell. Even before we recorded that podcast – the story has been created, cast, shot and cancelled by multiple movie studios and networks that I did not think it would ever get created.

Now, it is February 2020 and Netflix has released the first season of Locke & Key the TV Show! Here is the trailer…

If this trailer does not intrigue you, then don’t bother watching the show! It looks fantastic. Since it stated this past Friday 2/7, Jon and I have only been able to watch 3 of the 10 episode season.

In this weeks podcast, we talk about what we watched, the casting of the characters and if there was any changes between the comic and the show – for better or worse. Overall, we both liked these initial shows and we will be doing a follow up podcast on the first season in 2 weeks.

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 246

CM Podcast 73 – Locke & Key

It’s October so the weather gets cooler, the leaves change colors and the Red Sox are not in another MLB playoff.  Do not despair!  We have great comics to read and discuss!  This week we do a retro review of Locke & Key.

Locke & Key is about the Locke Family and how a tragedy moves the family from their familiar surroundings in California to the strange (and fictitious) island of Lovecraft, Massachusetts where they discover Key House.

Locke & Key was originally published in 2008 and ran for a little under 40 issues.  It is a supernatural horror comics that has tons of heart.  I read the original run and Jon just started and he is hooked.

In the podcast we review the comic, give you a few tips on some horror movies you should check out before Halloween and go over some history of Salem, MA and how it relates to Locke & Key.

Your comics pal,

Jim

Comics Misremembered Podcast 73

CM Podcast 23 – H. P. Lovecraft Halloween Special

It’s close to Halloween so we decided to talk about H. P. Lovecraft – the early 20th century cosmic horror author.  We talk about the man, his works and some of the many comics he has influenced.

We cover the following comics in this podcast:

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From left to right: Ed Brubaker’s Fatale, Joe Hill’s Locke & Key, Grant Morrison’s Nameless, Alan Moore’s Providence and Lovecraft Graphic Novel.

Here is the companion link for Providence.  It’s full of insight to the references made in the comic:

Here is the H. P. Lovecraft archive:

http://www.hplovecraft.com/index.aspx

We talk about the Lovecraft themes that run through each book and the overall story.  All these books are great and you should check them all out.

That’s enough talking for today.  Let’s get right to the podcast.

Your Comics pal,

Jim

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