The Unwritten: On to Genesis (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

On to Genesis is the fifth book (issues 25-30) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, with additional art by Vince Locke and cover art by Yuko Shimizu.
[Here are my Unwritten reviews so far.]
Finished on: 26.7.2015

Plot:
After Wilson’s Death his belongings are set to be auctioned off. Tommy is certain that some of those things will help to shed light on Wilson’s plans. But when he gets involved into the auction things don’t go quite as planned, but at least Tommy manages to get his father’s journals and finds himself seeing the world through his father’s eyes in the 40s. Literally.

The Unwritten continues to be an extraordinary series, even though with the issues collected here, it hit a bit of a snag and doesn’t feel quite as strong as the previous book. But that doesn’t meant that I didn’t enjoy it a lot.

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The Unwritten: Leviathan (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

Leviathan is the fourth book (issues 19-24) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross, with additional art by Al Davison and Vince Locke and cover art by Yuko Shimizu. [Here are my Unwritten reviews so far.]
Finished on: 19.6.2015

Plot:
Wilson’s sudden reappearance didn’t take any heat off of Tom, Rich and Lizzie, quite to the contrary. The Cabal is looking for new ways to destroy them, while Tommy hatches the plan that he has to find the source of his powers. That search leads him into the belly of the beast, quite literally: by way of Moby Dick, he ends up in a whale – but he’s not alone there.

The Unwritten really is an amazing series. So far they not only managed to keep the high quality consistent over all books, but they also manage to come up with a new concept every time – a concept that will perfectly fit the world created, be completely logical and that you would have never thought of yourself. Amazing.

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The Unwritten: Dead Man’s Knock (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

Dead Man’s Knock is the third book (issues 13-18) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey, art by Peter Gross and cover art by Yuko Shimizu. [Here are my Unwritten reviews so far.]
Finished on: 27.4.2015

Plot:
The world is in uproar as a new Tommy Taylor book is announced by the long missing author Wilson Taylor who remains out of sight. But rumors are floating around that he will put in a personal appearance at the book’s launch. Even Tom, Wilson’s son and the inspiration for Tommy, starts to believe those rumors and is dead set on finally being able to confront his father about all the shit that has been going on around him. But it is the cabal who has written the book to try to coax Wilson out of hiding. And if they manage to get Tommy, Savoy and Lizzie in the process, it will be even better.

The Unwritten continues to be a smart examination of fiction and storytelling, and it continues to be an engaging, entertaining comic with great art. There is practically no fault at all that I can find with it.

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The Unwritten: Inside Man (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

Inside Man is the second book (issues 6-12) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey and art by Peter Gross and cover art by Yuko Shimizu. [Here’s my review of the first book.]

Plot:
As fiction and reality start to overlap ever more, Tom Taylor is arrested for the murder of an entire group of horror authors at Villa Diodati, where Tom tried to get away and find out more about his father’s disappearance and about himself. Save to say, that plan has failes and now Tom is sent to a prison where he gets to share a cell with undercover reporter Savoy. But there are still forces out there trying to harm Tom, and Lizzie isn’t about to give up on him, either.

Man, this series is so cool! It’s not only a well-told, engaging story with very nice art, but it’s also so very smart about fiction itself.

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Re-Read: The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity is the first book (first five issues) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey and art by Peter Gross and additional art by Yuko Shimizu.

Plot:
Wilson Taylor wrote a famous series of books about child wizard Tommy Taylor – modelled after his own son. Before he could complete the series with the fourteenth book, though, Wilson vanished without a trace. Now Tom is living off his father’s estate, going from convention to convention and is generally pretty frustrated with his life and his father. At one of the usual conventions, a woman confronts him and raises the question whether Tom isn’t actually Tommy Taylor, having crossed over from the fictional world. This spawns a series of investigations and nutjobs and completely disrupts Tom’s life until he starts questioning his own identity.

Ugh, I’ve been meaning to continue reading this series for so long, I had to restart it from the beginning because I could barely remember the first one. But fortunately, re-reading this is not exactly a chore since it’s an amazing comic.

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The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity (Mike Carey, Peter Gross)

Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity is the first book (first five issues) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey and art by Peter Gross.

Plot:
Wilson Taylor wrote a famous series of books about child wizard Tommy Taylor – modelled after his own son. Before he could complete the series with the fourteenth book, though, Wilson vanished without a trace. Now Tom is living off his father’s estate, going from convention to convention and is generally pretty frustrated with his life and his father. At one of the usual conventions, a woman confronts him and raises the question whether Tom isn’t actually Tommy Taylor, having crossed over from the fictional world. This spawns a series of investigations and nutjobs and completely disrupts Tom’s life until he starts questioning his own identity.

The Unwritten is absolutely excellent: The story is interesting, the art is gorgeous and I’m eagerly awaiting book number 2.

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