Hey Grovers! Welcome to another installation of Comic of the Week! This week, we feature the SpiderForest.com comic Spare Keys for Strange Doors by Lucy Lyall. This little gem had me hooked from the first story. It tells the tale of two specialists, Toby and Marion, a couple who lives together and are experts at handling the supernatural. Toby can speak to animals and see and interact with ghosts and the undead as well as interact with all kinds of creatures we would call myths because, well, we just can’t see them all the time. Marion on the other hand specializes in the magical side with the ability to manipulate the elements as well as see some of the creatures Toby can see, except for the spirits of the recently departed.
The couple are hired to offer solutions to things people and the police can’t explain, don’t want to interact with or can’t deal with either because they can’t see it, don’t want to see it or it is beyond their comprehension. They know something is happening, something mysterious, so they hire or call on the local Specialists, Toby and Marion. To compare them to ghost busters would absolutely understate just what they can do.
The stories are well written and humourous, but touching all at the same time. Lucy handles the mix of drama and comedy quite well and her artwork is fantastic. Listen, do yourself a favor and bookmark this one. It has only been going since June of 2011, so make sure you stop by every Thursday for the update…you really won’t be sorry!