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Since he references Books of Magic, as well as Harry Potter, in the actual comic....probably not.

 

no, no, that was a thinly veiled potshot at the plot. It was failed humor. Not a real question.

 

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Just read the first issue, and I'm thoroughly hooked. Very nicely written, and with a promising setup for a good yarn. I also agree that the art works very well, but then again I think Gross's art on Lucifer also was strong, most of the time. So far, Carey's track record makes me hopeful he'll pull off the entire series, and not disappoint halfway through.

It's a good example of just how densely it's possible to cram information into a comic without resorting to loads of caption boxes, I'd have said.

Definitely a much better first issue than Lucifer had, though: Carey's hit the ground running with this one.

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Looks like I'll have to read it again. I enjoyed the preview pages much more than the actual comic.

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Maybe they were smoother to the touch, or seasoned better?

 

Lucifer's start was a bit on the dull side. The Unwritten's first issue had far more packed into it, without a doubt.

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Slightly off topic but not really:

 

How important is it to read the Lucifer graphic novels in order? You know how some comic series aren't necessarily chronological, like Sandman for the most part, Or is it more like Preacher? I've purchased the 4 Lucifer books I have out of order (5, 1, 3, 6), because I've gotten them either on sale or used, and that was pretty much the order I read them in, too.

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Well, it's really an epic quest, so I'd say it's pretty important to read it in order.

I'd disagree that it isn't important to read Sandman in order also. I could see how it wouldn't matter that much at what point you read "Dream Country", so I get your point, but the series is always building on ideas to the climax, and you do get a bigger picture by reading the entire series in order.

But, there are no story-arcs like Dream Country in Lucifer, no. There are stand-alone stories bridging larger story-arcs, but they aren't books of themselves, as in Sandman.

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I'm with Christian on that, slinker. Even the single issue stories in Lucifer tend to fit into the overall plot.

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The unwritten #2. It's still very very good, and the art is great. Carey's building the "down the rabbit hole"-momentum, and has fielded some spooky villains. I suspect those of you who aren't following this in single issues are going to love it in trade.

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The unwritten #2. It's still very very good, and the art is great. Carey's building the "down the rabbit hole"-momentum, and has fielded some spooky villains. I suspect those of you who aren't following this in single issues are going to love it in trade.

+1, now that I've finally read it.

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The unwritten #2. It's still very very good, and the art is great. Carey's building the "down the rabbit hole"-momentum, and has fielded some spooky villains. I suspect those of you who aren't following this in single issues are going to love it in trade.

+1, now that I've finally read it.

Why the fixation on right hands, btw?

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Unwritten #3: excellent again, though the preview of Rankin's Hellblazer graphic novel didn't do anything for me. AT ALL.

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Unwritten #3: excellent again, though the preview of Rankin's Hellblazer graphic novel didn't do anything for me. AT ALL.

Agreed, and disagreed, in order.

 

I'm wondering what

Lizzies connection to Tom/Tommy really is. And wasn't Pullman supposed to NOT go a-killing, but wait for the go-ahead from Tom's dad?

 

Also, I disagree about Lucifer's first issue. I really really liked "The morningstar option".

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It was okay, but it would have been nice to see a story set in Berlin that didn't involve Nazis and cabaret performers, really.

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Well, "The Morningstar Option" was technically a "pilot", not a first issue. It was a Sandman Presents mini-series which lead into the ongoing title.

But, if you look at it that way, yes, that story was a good one.

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Unwritten #3: this issue worked for me considerably more than issue 2, or most of issue 1. Still not sure if I'll buy #4.

 

The big surprise was the preview pages from Dark Entries, which read much better than publicity led me to expect.

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The Unwritten #4 This series continues to be the freshest read I've experienced in a long time. Mike Carey kept Tommy being pursued by genre conventions just the right side of clever-clever and kept it scary rather than funny. But (and it was close) this issue belongs to Peter Gross whose pacing and layouts are really had a sense of horror atmospherics about them.

 

But in amid all the torture porn, they also set up some real tantalisers (a still warm coffee cup springs to mind!). Im with Balthy that this is my favourite ongoing of the moment and in a long time too. The most appealing thing is how each issue has its own beginning, middle and end but with enough hooks to keep you going.

 

Brilliant.

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I'm enjoying it, and it continues to improve. (The bickering horror writers in #3 were remarkably plausible.)

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I picked up the Unwritten Trade because i had been hearing so many good things about it. I truly enjoyed it, and thought about diving into the the single issues, but have instead decided to just get the trades, they are so much cheaper really, and i can wait to purchase that on slow week when i'm not buying $20 worth of comics.

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Allow me to also mentuon that this month's issue of The Unwritten is the best comic I have read this year.

 

Was that the one with the ill-tempered cussing bunny? If so, I loved that issue! It cracked me up all the way through it. No idea how it fits in the overall story but fuck it! It was a laugh!

 

American Vampire doesn't um suck.

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Yes, that issue of The Unwritten.

Yeah, a cussing, mean-tempered man stuck in the body of a cuddly rabbit living in a Winnie The Pooh knock-off world. Just awesome.

I liked how the Winnie the Pooh archetype...the chubby hedgehog...got stuck in the window, an homage to the Winnie The Pooh story where the fat ass bear got stuck in the hole trying to glom some honey. heh

 

Have you not been following the series, Slinker? The rabbit guy was a character from earlier in the series, this was what happened to him after he messed with the main character.

That's why the rabbit acted like that, he was a bad-ass human villain earlier in the series, he was just trapped in that bunny form in a fictional world.

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Yes, that issue of The Unwritten.

Yeah, a cussing, mean-tempered man stuck in the body of a cuddly rabbit living in a Winnie The Pooh knock-off world. Just awesome.

I liked how the Winnie the Pooh archetype...the chubby hedgehog...got stuck in the window, an homage to the Winnie The Pooh story where the fat ass bear got stuck in the hole trying to glom some honey. heh

 

Have you not been following the series, Slinker? The rabbit guy was a character from earlier in the series, this was what happened to him after he messed with the main character.

That's why the rabbit acted like that, he was a bad-ass human villain earlier in the series, he was just trapped in that bunny form in a fictional world.

 

Wow, I don't remember that at all. I think I must have missed an issue. I didn't really start picking it up monthly until probably the 5th, 6th or 7th issue. I got issue #1 because it was $1. But I didn't actually read it until I saw you guys talking about it here. I must have missed a rather important issue. If you recall offhand, could you direct me to which issue the rabbit/villain last appeared or first appeared? I fear I might have dig out the issues I have and download the ones I'm missing. I'm sorry comic creators! I hate to diss you like that, but just know I have purchased so much that one download for continuity's sake (to fill memory holes) must be allowed!

 

Oh, I forget that I have experienced severe head trauma relatively recently, too. I have read a comic twice within a couple of days forgetting I had already read it. Happens most often with DMZ for some reason.

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