The Unwritten #40

The Unwritten #40

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 22, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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An evening with Tom Taylor turns into a date with armageddon as the extremist Church of Tommy hijacks the proceedings. Didge and Danny ride to the rescue, Tom confronts his own legend, and a very dangerous story comes out to play. The exciting conclusion to the latest chapter of the Hugo and Eisner Award nominated series!

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Aug 27, 2012

    It's a neat move by Carey to make dyslexia the special something that protects Didge from being dissolved by the hand that Filby wielded. There are examples in real life, such as allergies and sickle-cell anemia, where a handicapping condition also confers some limited fitness benefit. It's great that Carey is thinking so broadly about language and the things that define a person. Ultimately, "The Unwritten" #40 is a satisfying conclusion to a quiet story arc, distinguishing itself by its narrative layers and sharp characterization. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 27, 2012

    Not the bestissue, but that's probably because some of the complexity flew over my head. All the goodies are probably there, but I do have to deduct a few points of lack of accessibility. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Dave Conde Aug 24, 2012

    Until I started writing this review, I didn't appreciate how weird this title really is. That's because it does such a good job of staying internally consistent and drawing you into the characters. So, even though I think it could be better, I give it a solid 3 stars-A decent enough issue with fabulous ideas that are under-developed. I'm curious to see how much more can be done in this setting before the title ends, but in a way that has me eager for the next issue. Read Full Review

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