The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & The Ship That Sank Twice #1

The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & The Ship That Sank Twice #1

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: September 18, 2013 Cover Price: $22.99 Critic Reviews: 2 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

This exciting, original graphic novel explores the world of the Tommy Taylor novels in a visceral and direct way and is a great entry point for new readers. Twenty-five years ago Tom's father, Wilson Taylor, devised his subversive literary masterpiece. Now the blueprint of how a father gave his son vast power in order to accomplish a greater scheme is revealed. Partly told through Wilson's own journal entries, juxtaposed with Tommy's swashbuckling deep sea adventures with his trusty companions Peter and Sue, the story is at once a prequel and a parallel story to the ongoing series.

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Sep 18, 2013

    Skilled creators put together a fantastic pair of stories in The Unwritten: Tommy Taylor & the Ship That Sank Twice, one that I highly recommend to anyone who enjoys the fantasy genre or anything remotely similar to Harry Potter. It is an excellent introduction to the world Carey & Gross have created, and a very solid read. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Sep 27, 2013

    It depends. If you're a long-time reader of The Unwritten, you'll find some of the complex storytelling that the series was known for before the yucky Fables crossover. However, it isnotas complex and thought-provoking as Volume 1 at its best. Whether this is a sign that Volume 2 will be dumbed-down or whether it is merely designed to lure new readers remains to be seen. For new readers, it is a very convenient entry-point to The Unwritten – although Volume 1 is tremendous, you needn't have read that first. Read Full Review

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