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Jen Keith recommends Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1

Walking long-legged beds and menageries of strange creatures, a face in the moon and candy-made kids! Nemo is back and walking the dreamscape, however reluctantly, in Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1.

First published in the New York Herald in 1905, Winsor McCay’s celebrated strip Little Nemo in Slumberland is a classic. It’s been adapted into various media including an animated film in 1989 that, I admit, terrified me as a child. The story follows young Nemo’s fantastic adventures when called into Slumberland by King Morpheus. Here too is where we meet Nemo afresh as he’s commanded to become the playmate of Slumberland’s princess. However, it’s not easy to get to the land of dreams when all of your progress is lost upon falling out of bed.

Locke & Key's artist Gabriel Rodriguez’s (gr-comicsdetailed architecture and stylization remains faithful to McCay’s art nouveau influences with decorative flourishes and nods to the original jaunty layouts. Meanwhile, writer Eric Shanower is a wonderful fit what with his work on Marvel’s Oz books; he’s no stranger to giving a great voice to kids finding themselves in bizarre new lands. This team works well together in bringing their own touch while keeping that quintessential Nemo look and feel. The story is a whimsical ride with surprises around every corner and as unpredictable as our own dreamtime escapades. Its unfettered pacing flows surreally as it never would in waking hours.

While sure to be a hit for all ages and a great jumping off point for new and old fans alike, if you need more journeys into imagination then try Marvel’s Figment.

Don’t wait for bedtime to explore dreamland when you join Nemo on his nightly romps through Slumberland. Happy reading and pleasant dreams!

[Read Little Nemo: Return to Slumberland #1]

Jen Keith is a Digital Editor at comiXology, comic artist, music addict, and could really use a nap herself right about now.

Just a reminder mind-bending horror fans! Joe Hill & Gabriel Rodriguez’ INSANE Locke & Key Series is totally ON SALE!

Almost the entire series is 99¢ an issue or you can even buy the whole thing for more than 50% off!

Don’t believe us?


We just sent the final issue of Locke & Key to the printer. The series that started with the above page 1 from issue 1 of Locke & Key: Welcome to Lovecraft in 2007 is now a wrap.

Sure, there’ll be other one-shots and other L&K-related things to come—and the hardcover collection of Alpha & Omega will be out early in the new year—but the story involving the present-day Locke family has come to an end. All that remains now, and it’s a big thing, is getting the issue to all of you and seeing what everyone thinks.

But our part, at least, is done. Been an amazing, gratifying ride, doing this alongside Joe, Gabriel, Jay, and Robbie, all of whom have worked on every single issue of the series (and Gabriel and Jay’s streak extends back much further than that, too). Especially the way our L&K family has grown along the way to include Izzy Skelton, Shane Leonard, Christina Terry, Jason Ciaramella, Charles Paul Wilson III, Ralph DiBernardo, and so many others.

So when will you see Alpha #2? It was solicited for October, and since this is the next-to-last day of October, it’s obviously not quite going to ht that date. We could now rush it into stores in November if we printed it domestically. But for this final issue, we wanted to use our regular printer in Korea, the one who can do so many special things to make our comics really stand out. So that’s what we’re doing. It means waiting just a bit longer, but it’s going to go out on an absolute high note of quality as well as storytelling. And since there’s a nice cardboard slipcase collecting the variant covers for this issue also in the mix, this added production time will mean something that really feels weighty in your hands whether you pick up one copy or the full box.

It’ll feel like a good, long hug goodbye.

Locke & Key: Alpha #2 in all its covers and iterations will be in stores December 18. Thanks for the support, love and patience, everyone.

For the rest of today* if you buy Locke & Key vol. 1 you can get vol. 2 for 50% off! 

*To be eligible for the 50% off Locke & Key Vol. 2 offer, you must purchase Locke & Key Vol. 1 from 10/28/2013 to 10/31/2013 11:59PM EST. You will receive your coupon by email. Coupons can only be redeemed on Locke & Key Vol. 2 coupon code may take up to 48 hours to be delivered by email.

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comiXology Unbound’s 13 Days of Halloween! **SPECIAL OFFER!**

Day 10 - Locke & Key

A personal favorite of mine! After experiencing a personal tragedy, the Locke family moves back to their family home, Key House, where some seriously crazy stuff goes down. A murderer on the loose, a gender-bending, sociopathic demonspirit, and a wide array of magical keys are only some of the fantastic things you will encounter as you find out all of what Key House has to offer. This series will keep you up all night with the engrossing world that Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez have created.

Locke & Key is coming to an end soon, so its about time you jump on it and catch up! To help you out we’re offering  special deal as part of our 13 Days of Halloween extravaganza: If you buy Locke & Key, Vol. 1: Welcome to Lovecraft before midnight on Halloween you will get a coupon to get Locke & Key, Vol. 2: Head Games for 50% off!*

*To be eligible for the 50% off Locke & Key Vol. 2 offer, you must purchase Locke & Key Vol. 1 from 10/28/2013 to 10/31/2013 11:59PM EST. You will receive your coupon by email. Coupons can only be redeemed on Locke & Key Vol. 2 coupon code may take up to 48 hours to be delivered by email.