Monday, April 15, 2013

The Wound

Authors:  Mike Carey and Peter Gross
Series:  The Unwritten, Volume 7
Year: 2013
Publisher:  Vertigo  Comics
Pages:  144

Goodreads Synopsis:
The War of Words is over, but the real world and fictional world are both in turmoil, and the damage seems to be spreading. When a rash of mysterious disappearances catches the eye of young detective Didge Patterson, it becomes apparent that the cult known as The Church of Tommy is involved. Can Tommy heal "The Wound" before the real and fictional worlds crumble?

This is my favorite graphic novel series. I can't get over the attention to detail and the way the authors are able to work in the meaning of stories to readers and life into this work of art. I'm curious as to where they're going with the story but I'm in for the long haul. For now, here's a quote that I really liked in this edition:

. . . the stories about us are stronger than we are. And more durable. When you think about  yourself - - about your real, true self - - it's not the face in the mirror that comes into your mind. It's the story of you.  How you got here. Where you're going. All the moments that make you who you area. But that's not all, religion, philosophy, politics and science - - they're all stories. With the whole universe as the hero. And we listen, and if we like what we're hearing, we accept it. We believe.
In the meantime, I'm anxiously awaiting publication of volume 8.


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