The Unwritten #2

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 10, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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Tom Taylor sets off on a desperate search for the truth about his own life a hunt that will strip bare the hidden connections behind the world's great fictions. As the mysterious Unwritten cabal set their own counterplot in motion to stop him, Tom arrives at the Swiss villa where Frankenstein was conceived and witnesses a terrifying vision! The award-winning team of Mike Carey (X-Men, HELLBLAZER) and Peter Gross (FABLES, Chosen) continue the next epic Vertigo hit!

  • 9.0
    IGN - Bryan Joel Jun 10, 2009

    The Unwritten is only two issues in, but I don't think it's too early to call the series an unqualified success. In some ways, it's got all the trademark Vertigo hallmarks - a supernatural premise featuring characters based solidly in the real world - but in other ways, it's like nothing I've ever read before. This really is one of the better books you could spend your money on. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Jun 18, 2009

    In a time where periodical comics are often being ignored in favor of waiting for the collected edition, Carey and Gross haven't forgotten how a strong periodical can keep people's interest. This is a serial that makes me want to read it monthly, because I just have to know what happens next. Now that's good stuff. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Jun 12, 2009

    Solid plot progression in an issue that yet again promises great things to come. This is a smart, enjoyable mystery that literature buffs, philosophy geeks, and Sandman/Lucifer/Books of Magic fans need to get in on. This is quite possibly the best non-superhero comic out there right now. If you're not reading this, you better have a really good reason. And no, an empty wallet is not an excuse! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Jun 15, 2009

    Peter Gross art has a simplicity to it which really allows him to draw the eye to whatever he wants instantly. This is depicted very on in the issue with a contrast of two pages across from one another. The first has an almost overwhelming amount of detail which draws your eye all over the place with so much going on. The second contains very sparse backgrounds with characters with fairly few details, a simplicity that allows a focus on the exchange between the characters. This is helped with colourists Chris Chuckry and Jeanne McGee, who help bring attention to the important characters when they are in crowds of washed out faces. Even with the simplicity, Gross still creates characters who are easily recognizable and certainly look like nothing more than regular people. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Jun 12, 2009

    If it was based on a more original concept, I'd rave about this book. As is, I recommend it - but with reservations. Read Full Review

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