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The unwritten. Tommy Taylor and the ship that sank twice

Format: Print Book 2013
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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CLP - East Liberty Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL Unwritten
Location  CLP - East Liberty
Collection  Graphic Novels
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL Unwritten
Tom Taylor has lived his life being mistaken for Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard from the world-famous series of novels penned by Tom's long-lost father Wilson. However, after a series of strange events start to parallel the lives of both Taylors--fictional and real--Tom realizes that he might be the character on page made flesh.

In this first-ever original graphic novel spinning off from the pages of the critically acclaimed THE UNWRITTEN series, writer Mike Carey explores the origins behind Tom's mysterious powers and the odyssey his father has sent him on.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The world of Carey and Gross' Unwritten is rich, complicated, and full of a mysterious, generation-spanning conspiracy. In beautiful, full-color panels, this stand-alone graphic novel attempts to elucidate some of that conspiracy by shedding light on the origins of Tommy Taylor, the Harry Potter-like character from Wilson Taylor's fantasy series, and Tom Taylor, Wilson's real-life son, who he purposefully imbues with Tommy Taylor's characteristics, right down to his birth date. As a result of Wilson Taylor's manipulative posturing, Tom Taylor not only becomes the living avatar of a world-renowned and well-loved character, but the power of those archetypal stories has manifested in him a kind of ancient magic. Fans of the comic book will not only love the glimpse into Wilson Taylor's intentions and the setup for the conspiracy that shapes Unwritten, they'll also get a kick out of the origin story, glossed over so far in the series, of Tommy Taylor, the boy wizard who doesn't know he has a magic spark until he discovers a dark secret. A welcome addition to an already compelling, well-wrought series.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Tommy Taylor's father destroyed his childhood by penning popular novels about a boy wizard based on his son. In the ongoing Unwritten comic, fantasy literature's wish-fulfillment machine gets coated in a sardonic darkness reminiscent of Lev Grossman. With this superb standalone graphic novel, Carey and Gross explore the roots of their mythology. The action pivots from the diaries of Tommy's cold-blooded father, Wilson, to the actual novels that he's grinding out with mechanistic precision while regarding his baby boy Tommy as nothing more than a publicity tool. The Tommy stories are a clever riff on popular fantasy tropes, mashing up Superman and C.S. Lewis right at the start before kicking straight into Harry Potter-land, with the orphaned boy wizard battling a Voldemortian vampire-wizard with his two best friends at his side. Carey and Gross have the knack for drawing a certain kind of reader in (you know who are) just before flipping back to Wilson's diaries. If there's any flaw in this richly rewarding novel, it's that it romps too long in J.K. Rowling's playground-one longs to see Carey and Gross take on other genre cliches. Give them time. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Characters and characteristics in literature -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Identity (Philosophical concept) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Fantasy comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :2013
Other Titles Tommy Taylor and the ship that sank twice
Contributors Carey, Mike, 1959- author.
Gross, Peter, 1958- illustrator.
Huggins, Kurt, illustrator.
Davison, Al, 1960- illustrator.
Braun, Russell, illustrator.
McManus, Shawn, illustrator.
Ormston, Dean, illustrator.
Erskine, Gary, illustrator.
DC Comics, Inc., publisher.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 27 cm
ISBN 9781401229764 (hardcover)
140122976X (hardcover)
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