The Unwritten #23

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: March 16, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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Tom's search for the source of his father's power has ended in disaster, as he joins an eclectic group of doomed mariners in a trap that they all should have seen coming. But there's one great whale he hasn't even met yet, and it's the most powerful of all. Maybe it has the answer to Tom's question if he lives long enough to ask it.

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Mar 17, 2011

    Great! Awesome! The revelations keep coming in this series that is headed towards a climax. Wonderful art if you like fine linework! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 19, 2011

    I liked the direction this book has taken since Tom seems to have been trapped in literary scenes but this issue leaps that by a lot. This is one of those comic books that really rewards sticking with the series for a couple of years. I would think that a new reader wouldn't feel the same way but still the raw ideas in the book make the comic enjoyable for anyone. This is a great book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Mar 19, 2011

    "The Unwritten" ends its current storyline with a grim message about the nature of stories, and how "Happily ever after" is something that a book's hero can strive toward, but never truly achieve. It's a fate hanging over poor Tom Taylor's head, along with his friends who we last saw in some rather dire straits. Can Tom avoid his father's warning that happy endings are mythical? I'm looking forward to reading more of "The Unwritten" to find out, and issues like this are a good reminder why. Read Full Review

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