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  • Published: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781401229771
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

The Unwritten

Tommy Taylor And The Ship That Sank Twice




A New York Times Bestseller!

One of Publishers Weekly's Hot Fall Books of 2013!

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.

  • Pub date: 15 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9781401229771
  • Imprint: DC Comics
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: $24.99

About the Author

Mike Carey

Mike Carey is a British writer whose work spans comics, novels, film scripts, and TV shows. After writing shorts for British sci-fi comic 2000 AD and a few one-shots for Caliber Comics during the 1990s, he was offered DC/Vertigo’s LUCIFER — henceforth the longest running and most successful Sandman-related spinoff to date. While continuing to work with DC on Vertigo series like CROSSING MIDNIGHT and graphic novels like GOD SAVE THE QUEEN, he took over as lead writer for Marvel’s X-MEN (now X-MEN: LEGACY) in 2006. His work includes DC/Vertigo’s HELLBLAZER, Marvel’s ULTIMATE FANTASTIC FOUR, the FELIX CASTOR novels, THE STEEL SERAGLIO (with Linda and Louise Carey), and DC/Vertigo’s THE UNWRITTEN (with Peter Gross).

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Praise for The Unwritten

““Fantasy literature’s wish-fulfillment machine gets coated in a sardonic darkness reminiscent of Lev Grossman.… With this super standalone graphic novel, Carey and Gross explore the roots of their mythology.”—Publishers Weekly, Starred ReviewPraise for Mike Carey's The Unwritten:"Incredibly fun and ridiculously addictive.... For fans of literature (from classics to contemporary) this series is worth a read.... The Unwritten is a roller-coaster ride through a library, weaving famous authors and characters into a tale of mystery that is, at once, oddly familiar yet highly original."—USA Today "A wish-I'd-thought-of-it premise, beautifully executed. Highly recommended for anyone who thinks that fantasy can do more than just help you escape the real world."—Brian K. Vaughan, Y: The Last Man”


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