Thursday, May 14, 2009

I Just Read: "The Unwritten" #1

It's the first issue of Vertigo's The Unwritten by Mike Carey and Peter Gross - the same team behind Lucifer - and I'm hooked. The story of a Harry Potter-esque tale come-to-life in modern day UK is funny, entertaining and smart, and makes an interesting commentary on social/literary phenomenon. Can't wait for the second installment!

What are YOUR thoughts?

No need to click "Read More" - there's nothing else!


Philip Clark said...

Picked it up last night, will be cracking it open today at some point. So happy to see Carey and Gross together again! At $1 for 40 pages, this book was a steal.

Brandon said...

I thought the Harry Potter story similarities were too irritating and jarring to really get into the story, and this from a non-Potter fan.

I think the concept is decent, but I was reminded on every other page that Tom is a Harry Potter analogue and it just got really tiresome really quickly.

Adri Cowan said...

Brandon, that's a great point. It was a bit tiresome - I'm just hoping that, as the first issue, they're just trying to drill in the point and will then move on. Fingers crossed!

Paul Montgomery said...

It was a great first issue. I'll definitely be reading the series going forward. People are dismissing this as an HP knockoff, when in fact it's a comment on the fervor surrounding the franchise, the cult of celebrity, and fiction as alternate reality. Really cool stuff.

Michael said...

Loved this comic. I was doing my monthly walk around the comic shop and saw this written by Mike Carey and picked it up. I loved his Lucifer series and it looks like this will not disappoint.

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