I haven’t even read it yet and THE UNWRITTEN #17 is already gearing up to be one of my favorite issues yet. I have such fond memories of reading CHOOSE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE, WHICH WAY and similar books as a child; where you picked multiple paths until you reached the conclusion. Well, once again the experience is at my fingers, but this time, through a comic book. THE UNWRITTEN is about story, and to expand on that, THE LIVES OF LIZZIE HEXAM: A Choose-a-Story adventure gives the reader different stories to read depending on which path (or paths, if you want to read them all) he/she takes.
THE UNWRITTEN #17 is an ambitious 32 page stand alone story which one reads sideways like Dash Shaw’s BodyWorld. Oh, and did I mention that the finishes are by Ryan Kelly (it’s the first time they’ve reunited since Lucifer)? So, enter the mind of Lizzie Hexam, Tom Taylor’s sidekick and explore the contradictory, impossible events that made her what she is. Victim or champion? Madwoman or saint?
Can’t wait to pick it up September 8th?
In the meantime, check out this amazing cover by Yuko Shimizu:
And this photo of the editor laying out a maze of pages from this issue on the floor of his apartment: