The Unwritten #45, cover by Yuko Shimizu
As the old stories die, new stories wake and stretch — without Leviathan to rein them in. And detective Didge Patterson gets pulled into a messy homicide case that brings together a strange, young boy with a wicked imagination, a pack of zombies and one very hungry vampire journalist.
The Unwritten #44, cover by Yuko Shimizu
In the classical underworld of Hades, Tom takes on harpies, sinister ferrymen and multiheaded dogs. But none of these encounters prepare him for his meeting with the king — or for the responsibilities he has to take on for some very familiar damned souls.
The Unwritten #43, cover by Yuko Shimizu
What do Baron Munchausen, a Jane Austen heroine, a homicidal bear and three bad rabbits have in common? They’re all either helping or sabotaging Tom Taylor on the next leg of his quest to find Lizzie and bring her back from the land of the dead…
Freddie Mercury by Yuko Shimizu.
BRB, headbanging to Bohemian Rhapsody.
The Unwritten #42, cover by Yuko Shimizu
The land of the dead is just a story, but Tom Taylor is going there anyway on a rescue mission that hasn’t been tried since Orpheus – provided he can get the door to open in the first place. And provided the worlds of story are still there… A hungry vampire and two misfit lovers gather around the campfire in “Live Like Lazarus.”
The Unwritten #41, cover by Yuko Shimizu
“What Fell Between.” Let’s take a step back here and find out exactly how Tom and Richie – not to mention the world – got into the mess they’re in right now. The tumultuous events of the missing year, complete with ghosts, vampires and a surprise visit from Madame Rausch, are finally revealed…
The Unwritten #40, cover by Yuko Shimizu
An evening with Tom Taylor turns into a date with armageddon as the extremist Church of Tommy hijacks the proceedings. Didge and Danny ride to the rescue, Tom confronts his own legend, and a very dangerous story comes out to play. The exciting conclusion to the latest chapter of the Hugo and Eisner Award nominated series!
The Unwritten #39, cover by Yuko Shimizu
In “The Wound,” part 3, Richie the vampire brings on the bad news, and Tom Taylor hits Brisbane – just as detective Didge Patterson’s murder investigation blows up in her face. To get to her prime suspect, she’ll have to walk through guns, thugs, unicorns, and something very, very nasty that Danny discovers in a box.
The Unwritten #38, cover by Yuko Shimizu
The weird cultists who worship Tommy Taylor are the chief suspects in a series of bizarre disappearances - and a young, relentless detective thinks she’s found a way to crack the case. Plus, puppetmaster Madame Rausch is on her deathbed - but can she find the strength to pull the final strings?
The Unwritten #36, cover by Yuko Shimizu
The war of words is over, and the aftermath is worse than anyone could have imagined. A great tide of chaos is sweeping through all the places that never existed, overwhelming old friends and enemies alike, and sparing neither man nor…rabbit?
The Unwritten #35.5, cover by Yuko Shimizu
At the heart of the cabal’s headquarters is the Grid, the arcane device that maps the flow of reality and fiction. But what of the men and women who work there? Follow the career of the lowest of the low, the cabal’s most recent recruit – into the heart of the machine and the soul of Tom Taylor.
The Unwritten #35, cover by Yuko Shimizu
The epic, extra-sized finale of “Tommy Taylor and the War of Words!” The trap within the trap is finally sprung. The War of Words ends in a no-holds-barred battle between Tom Taylor and his deadliest enemy, with horrendous consequences for every living human – and for the stories on which our lives depend. Nobody is walking away from this one unscathed, and someone very close to Tommy pays the ultimate price…
The Unwritten #34.5, cover by Yuko Shimizu
On the battlefields of the First World War, old myths die and new ones are born: The Crucified Soldier. The Comrade in White. The Corpse Factory. The Poison Rain. As the balance between reality and fiction tilts crazily in the crucible of war, a young Wilson Taylor has an experience that will change his life forever.
Pardon me, I’m going to go curl up and weep over how beautiful this cover is.
Another Interview Round-Up!
There have been so many new interviews (or at least ones I missed/forgot) over the past few days, I’m posting another round-up this week!
- ComicsAlliance got quotes from each member of the now-defunct Pizza Island studio about their futures and their feelings about the end of this era.
- Alan Moore (in response to the question I asked along with my Kickstarter pledge for the Harvey Pekar statue) shared that Melinda Gebbie, his wife and Lost Girls artist, is currently working on her autobiography about the San Francisco underground scene and her subsequent life. She will then illustrate his William Blake-inspired performance piece ”Angel Passage”.
- Amy Reeder talks to CBR, DCWKA, and Newsarama about starting her arc on Batwoman.
- The Unwritten cover artist Yuko Shimizu talks to Multiversity Comics about how she got the gig and her other projects!
- School Library Journal talks to Faith Erin Hicks about Friends With Boys.
- And the Hooded Utilitarian talks to Marguerite Dabaie about her book The Hookah Girl and Other True Stories, a memoir about growing up as a Palestinian Christian and immigrant to the United States:
I’ve nicknamed The Hookah Girl “Arab 101” because I ended up writing with a non-Arab audience in mind. I wanted to highlight that, while my family and some of their practices are not “western” and may be distinct, they are not any more or less distinct than any other family. The positives and negatives are not all that different from any variety of cultures, and they just are.