The Unwritten, Vol. 4: Leviathan (The Unwritten #4)
After the shocking return of Tommy’s father, best-selling fantasy author Wilson Taylor, the mysterious Cabal audition a new assassin and Tom seeks out “the source.” The source of what? He’s not really sure, but it looks like a whale, and apparently it can be found in the Nantucket far...more
I enjoyed the Moby-Dick references (a book I've read and think is great) but I'm not as familiar with the stories of Baron Munchhausen (I'm not generally interested in tall tales) and I had to look up who the Irishman might be -- I'm thinking he's the one in this ballad.)
I especially liked the climax of this volume, when t...more
The world continues to be fleshed out interestingly. Tom continues coming to accept who he is and what he is destined for. Big Ideas are further explored, and cool weird things keep happening.
One of my favorite things about the series...more
In volume four we learn the source of Wilson (and Tom) Taylor's power, and, at least it seems, by extension the power of this cabal that seeks to con...more
Unfortunately, those moments were fewer and farther between than they had been in prior issues. For most of this collection I found myself just not dr...more
According to the map, the Arrowhead Farm is “the source”, whatever that means. But Tommy won’t move on until...more
Then you get to this installment which all of a sudden gets all philosophical and preachy about belief in books, the role of the r...more
This is what one might call the graphic novel for book lovers. The whole idea is that books fuel the world. That people can come together to all love a book, think about a book and that will fuel the magic that the world is lacking yet needs. But there's this group of people who age incredibly slowly and they control the world by controlling the literature that the world is exposed to and they'll do whatever it takes to get that control.
These books have a lot...more
Oh, and Pauly is definitely my favorite character now. I certainly don't like him, but he's fascinating to watch/read. In fact, I've generally enjoye...more
The full-page art is breathtaking, and I'm going to enjoy going back...more
I finished, finally. The story continued to be disjointed and confusing. Tom found the idea he was searching for, which seems obvious to me, but the path to get th...more
While the continued exploration of stories and "the source" is a major part of this volume, it's not the central one for me. For me, it's Lizzie's story and her relationship with Tom.
Unwritten continues on an enjoyable trajectory, but it's unclear how long this can be played out, which is often the problem in comics. Stories want to hav...more
However, what this comic lacks in art, the story is such an amazingly fun and creative face-melter that you can't help but fall in love with the premise--especially if you are a lover of books and stories in general.
These are fantastic reads, but of course, you NEED to start at the beginning, wher...more
Meanwhile, in the "real" world, Tommy's friends are not having nearly as good a time of it, with Savoy coming down with a bad case of literary vampirism and Lizzie getting to have sex with Tom only to lose...more
Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job.
Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storyli...more