Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Unwritten #30 - Review


Tom Taylor has found his long-lost half-brother, but his estranged family member has magically become The Tinker! The golden-age comic book character that Taylor's father tried to destroy back in the 1940's. As Taylor battles against the old superhero, Richie discovers that every person Taylor was ever associated with is being murdered, and fast. Taylor is tired of running, and it's time for him to start fighting back.

Written by Mike Carey and drawn by Peter Gross, this issue of The Unwritten finished the arc dealing with Taylor's father and the woman he fell in love with. The writing in this issue was just as good as it has been, and so was the art. I don't know if I can say as many good things about it as it deserves. So I'm going to focus on the overall direction of the book.

The story is still developing in a wonderfully paced fashion. Taylor is learning about his origins while still moving the plot and dealing with the villains. Every issue builds toward the confrontation that Taylor will eventually have with the people that have been tormenting him. It's a series that I'm really enjoying, but that I know will eventually end. It's not a story that can go on forever, and that's a good thing.

I give this issue a 4/5 for being a great addition to the overall story. Vertigo has been putting out some really quality books lately and The Unwritten is at the forefront of it.

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