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The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man (edition 2010)

by Mike Carey, Peter Gross (Illustrator)

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Title:The Unwritten, Volume 2: Inside Man
Authors:Mike Carey
Other authors:Peter Gross (Illustrator)
Info:Vertigo (2010), Paperback, 168 pages
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Tags:comic, fantasy, stories

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The Unwritten Vol. 2: Inside Man by Mike Carey

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Inside Man is the second book (issues 6-12) in The Unwritten series of comics, written by Mike Carey and art by Peter Gross and cover art by Yuko Shimizu.

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As fiction and reality start to overlap ever more, Tom Taylor is arrested for the murder of an entire group of horror authors at Villa Diodati, where Tom tried to get away and find out more about his father’s disappearance and about himself. Save to say, that plan has failes and now Tom is sent to a prison where he gets to share a cell with undercover reporter Savoy. But there are still forces out there trying to harm Tom, and Lizzie isn’t about to give up on him, either.

Man, this series is so cool! It’s not only a well-told, engaging story with very nice art, but it’s also so very smart about fiction itself.

Read more on my blog: http://kalafudra.com/2014/08/19/the-unwritten-inside-man-mike-carey-peter-gross/ ( )
  kalafudra | Aug 31, 2015 |
A issue finalizante puxou a 5.ª estrela. C'um catano! ( )
  Ritinha_ | Aug 26, 2015 |
A mind-bender, very sharp. It only gets darker and cooler as it goes along. ( )
  LJMax | Aug 21, 2015 |
This second volume is certainly better than the first; the story starts to come into its own a bit and begins to take shape, with some interesting developments and a new character added. That said, while it has piqued my interest and curiosity, it's still not quite there yet. I'm curious what will happen next, but it hasn't gripped me, I feel no urge to go rushing out to find out what Tom(my) will.deal with next. ( )
  PolymathicMonkey | Dec 29, 2013 |
Tom arrives at Donostia prison and falls into the Roland story, which doesn't end well, and escapes only to find himself in a ghost version of 1940's Stuttgart ruled by a Goebbels who wishes for victory or death. Like the first installment, this is an innovative story about the connection between fiction and reality and how fiction affect our lives. The meta aspects are a boon to any lover of fiction and Tom's character is getting stronger and more likable. This book does feel a little like an interim story, but I am very excited to see where Carey takes us as we follow Tom on his journey to finding out who and what he is. The Alice-epilogue is quite creepy too, especially as it is based on such a loved story. ( )
  -Eva- | Nov 3, 2013 |
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While spinning the fascinating tale of his reluctant hero’s odyssey, Carey delves deeply into how stories influence reality—most movingly here in the characters of an indulgent father and his two children, who may play at being Tommy Taylor’s wizard friends a little too avidly. A dark, thoughtful metafiction with all of literature as its canvas; like Jasper Fforde’s Thursday Next, with teeth. Highly recommended
 
If you like Willingham's Fables and the way that an adventure story can explore story itself, The Unwritten continues to satisfy. Highly recommended.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Mike Careyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gross, PeterIllustratormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Broxton, Jimmysecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chuckry, ChrisColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Devon, ZeldaColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Huggins, KurtColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klein, ToddLetterersecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McGee, JeanneColoristsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shimizu, YukoCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cornell, PaulIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Tom Taylor's life was screwed from the word go. His father created the mega-popular Tommy Taylor boy-wizard fantasy novels. But dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom that fans constantly compare him to his counterpart, turning him into a lame, Z-level celebrity. When a scandal hints that Tom might really be the boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a mysterious, deadly group that's secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, to all the places in world history where fictions have shaped reality."Tom Taylor has spent his entire life a prisoner of his father's literary legacy-- and the famous, fictional boy wizard, Tommy Taylor, whose name he shares. But now he's a prisoner of an entirely different kind. Framed for the murder of a houseful of famous authors by forces he's only beginning to comprehend, Tom finds himself behind bars in a foreign land. Prison walls may keep him inside, but they won't keep out his powerful enemies-- who want him as dead as his supposed victioms. Tom's about to discover that his father's escapist stories may be his only hope of escaping. But as the wall between fact and fiction becomed weaker, woe to those who find themselves in the way when it collapses. After all, not every story has a happy ending--" -- p. [4] of cover.… (more)

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