The second volume of THE UNWRITTEN, Inside Man comes out today everywhere books are sold and since THE UNWRITTEN is about the story behind stories, I thought it’d be fun to celebrate Volume 2 by going through the secret origin of Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ history at Vertigo; a kinda 3-part series about and how they went from individually breaking in to writing a New York Times Bestseller.
A lot happens in THE UNWRITTEN #16 and I’m not just saying that. It’s true. When Tom and Wilson Taylor come face-to-face, secrets are revealed, friends and enemies unmask, and chickens come home to roost. Well, maybe not chickens in the bird sense. Coinciding with all that, the launch party for the 14th Tommy Taylor novel is about to take place. But what’s the name of the book again?
Now for a look inside:
The Witch Queen seems to think that Fig is very important, but the more time they spend together, the more the Witch Queen has her doubts in House of Mystery #28 written by Matt Sturges and artist by Luca Rossi. Plus, this month's short story is illustrated by cover artist Esao Andrews (FABLES: 1001 NIGHTS OF SNOWFALL) and stars the dearly departed Poet.
Over the years the Vertigo imprint has produced smart, shocking and critically acclaimed series such as The Sandman, Preacher, Y: The Last Man, Hellblazer and Fables, to name a few. Now, Vertigo’s latest ongoings are poised to join those legendary ranks.
The Harvey Awards have announced their nominees for this year's awards. Named in honor of the late Harvey Kurtzman, the awards will be presented August 28 in Baltimore, in conjunction with the Baltimore Comic-Con.
Vertigo has nominees in a number of categories; see below. To view the full list and for more info on voting, visit the Harvey Awards website.
Congratulations to all the nominees!
Jason Aaron, "SCALPED", Vertigo/DC Comics
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In pursuit of his father and using what his cohort Savoy calls “Literary GPS,” Tom travels the streets of London in a maze made out of stories—from Shakespeare to Fielding to Malory…to Taylor? And Lizzie finds herself wandering through a Dickens novel in search of a past she thought she'd left behind. What’s it all mean?
Chock full of literary references and a first page that will have you turning each page faster than you can say TOMMY TAYLOR, THE UNWRITTEN #15 is not to be missed!
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.
Over on THE SOURCE, The DCU is celebrating 75 years of DC Comics by revealing a bunch of amazing variant covers. But these aren’t just any variant covers, they are of some of the most classic and iconic images from DC’s illustrious history re-imagined by some of the biggest names in the industry.
THE UNWRITTEN #12 is one off with amazing artwork by two newcomers Kurt Huggins and Zelda Devon. I asked them a few questions about working on THE UNWRITTEN, so read along and check out their art, then pick up a copy on Wednesday!
PM:Tell me a bit about yourselves. You're both recent grads? Where'd you go to school? What projects were you working on prior to taking issue #12 of THE UNWRITTEN on?