The Unwritten #8

Writer: Mike Carey Artist: Peter Gross Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: December 9, 2009 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5
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"A single taste will hook readers right off...ambitious, exciting... A-" The OnionTommy Taylor has affected the lives of millions, winding his way into their dreams and fantasies. But sometimes dreams and fantasies are a poisoned cup. In the prison of Donostia, innocence meets experience with tragic results...

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Kiser Dec 17, 2009

    Though The Unwritten has been a remarkable comic from day one, early chapters of the second story arc had seemed to indicate a sophomore slump. Now, however, it can be safely said that if the only purpose these issues served was to set the stage for this months, they were resounding successes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Alex Evans Dec 11, 2009

    An issue that is a fun read on surface level and deceptively clear cut, but packed with philosophical ideas and very readable on a deeper level. The book is nonetheless enjoyable on both sides. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Dec 9, 2009

    I'll be very happy to get back to the proper flow of the story, but I was pleasantly surprised in just how much I enjoyed this interlude. The Unwritten continues to hold me in rapt attention every month, not unlike the children who are so in love with the saga of Tommy Taylor. Just one more chapter before bed, Mr. Carey? Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comic Book Bin - Herv St-Louis Jan 10, 2010

    Sometimes, its annoying to review the work of a regular comic book artist who delivers the same quality every month in a series. When the artist just executes well, there is nothing to say than continue patting him on the back. Theres really nothing to say about Gross work. He delivers quality every issue to the same level and contributes to the feel and popularity of this series. His work does little to interfere with the entire experience drawn from this The Unwritten. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Dec 15, 2009

    While an interesting issue, "The Unwritten" #8's deviation from the main plot hurts it, as what we learn regarding the warden isn't extremely revelatory. We already knew he had issues with Taylor because of his children, all that's expanded here is how extremely devoted his children are to the Tommy Taylor books. It's still a good read, but not as strong as other issues. Read Full Review

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