Published: 2009 through the present
Genre: fantasy comic
Length: 60 issues, restarting in January 2014 as The Unwritten: Apocalypse volume 2
Setting: various locations of the world, present day
Interest: We had heard quite a bit of buzz about this comic when it first came out, so we’ve been collecting it from the beginning. It’s definitely a meta-fantasy comic.
Summary: Tom Taylor is the son of a famous novelist who wrote a book (similar to Harry Potter) and the main character is loosely based on Tom’s life. Tom is living off his notoriety when events of his life seem to parallel those in the books. Tom is drawn into a world where stories can become real. With the help of his friends, Lizzie and Savoy, he takes ownership of his literary powers.
Final thoughts: While I find this comic difficult to describe, it is the first comic I read each month. At its core, it’s about the power of stories. The more widely read you are, the more you’ll get out of the stories. There’s magic and mythology galore.
Title comes from: The comic is all about the power of the written (or unwritten) word
Reading challenges fulfilled: None since this is a review of a monthly comic.
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