Locke and Key Podcast

We’ve got a look into the future, a blast from the past, a pregnant pause from the present, and a reason to not morn a lost friend. Rodrigo wrestles with dragons, Stephen opens his umbrella, and Matthew… well, it’s Matthew.


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Thor at the Bus Stop

This week the MSP Crew respond to listener feedback about Doctor Who, getting that first LCS Job, and books about the history of comic books.

Dragon Prince #3
(W) Ron Marz (A) Lee Moder (Colors) Blond (Letters) Troy Peteri (Design) Chaz Riggs (Editor) Rob Levin (Covs) Jeff Johnson, Brandon Peterson

Aaron Chiang has learned the truth of his heritage – he’s the last of the dragons, which have been hunted to extinction by a secret society of wizards called the Magi. Only Aaron’s mother stands between him and the Dragon Hunters…but she might very well be far more than she appears.

Birds of Prey #124
Written by Tony Bedard; Art by Michael O’Hare and John Floyd; Cover by Stephane Roux
The Joker and Barbara Gordon face off in the ultimate confrontation. After she was crippled by the Clown Prince of Crime, Barbara became Oracle – but what will become of The Joker now that she has the upper hand?

The Umbrella Academy: Dallas #1
Writer: Gerard Way
Artist: Gabriel Ba, Gabriel Bá
Colorist: Dave Stewart
Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá return with a story as American as semiautomatic weapons.

The Umbrella Academy has saved the world, but the house they were raised in is destroyed. One member is bedridden, the side of her head held together with tape; and another has lost her voice, the source of her power. Now that they’ve fulfilled their destiny, does the Umbrella Academy have any future at all?

There have been a plethora of comic book titles that have featured some of our favorite monsters. You can’t throw a goth without hitting a werewolf, vampire, or zombie comic in your local comic shop. Are there too many? Has the glut lead to monster burn out?

Who has worn out their welcome?
A) Vampires
B) Werewolves
C) Zombies

Trade Paperback
Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft
Acclaimed suspense novelist and New York Times best-selling author Joe Hill (Heart-Shaped Box) creates an all-new story of dark fantasy and wonder: Locke & Key. Written by Hill and featuring astounding artwork from Gabriel Rodriguez (Clive Barker’s The Great and Secret Show, Beowulf), Locke & Key tells of Keyhouse, an unlikely New England mansion, with fantastic doors that transform all who dare to walk through them…. and home to a hate-filled and relentless creature that will not rest until it forces open the most terrible door of them all…

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Music from this episode comes from Armin Brewer (intro) and James Kennison from the Nobody’s Listening Podcast. A big thanks to both of these guys for creating kick-ass music for the show!

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About Author

Stephen Schleicher began his career writing for the Digital Media Online community of sites, including Digital Producer and Creative Mac covering all aspects of the digital content creation industry. He then moved on to consumer technology, and began the Coolness Roundup podcast. A writing fool, Stephen has freelanced for Sci-Fi Channel's Technology Blog, and Gizmodo. Still longing for the good ol' days, Stephen launched Major Spoilers in July 2006, because he is a glutton for punishment. You can follow him on Twitter @MajorSpoilers and tell him your darkest secrets...


  1. Yeah, I thought that’s what I was hearing. Sort of like the sound of a toilet tank trying to fill when the flapper thingy isn’t all the way sealed, right … ?

  2. Lovely cast of pods, gentlemen, always the most delightfully instructive conversations!

    But enough of the Jane Austen s***.

    I have very little patience for vampire stories. I went to high school during all the ‘Interview With the Vampire/Bram Stoker’s Dracula’ hype, when every bored suburban teenage in my class decided to go Goth, play vampire-themed RPGs and walk around carrying vessels of each other’s blood.
    Most of the little posers snapped out of it when Brad Pitt starred another movie. Since then, every reference to bloodsucking enthities will be too much for my taste.

    I like zombies. Woudn’t mind not seeing them in every darn comic I pick up, though.

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