FIRST LOOK: ‘The Unwrittten’ from Vertigo

March 11, 2009 | 5:46 p.m.

One of the more intriguing comics on the horizon is “The Unwritten,” a fantasy series that starts off as a dark, smirking riff on the Harry Potter publishing phenomena, then blends in some of the bitterness of Christopher Robin Milne’s life (the real-life model for the “Winnie the Pooh” character chafed under the weight of the literary legacy) and finally soars off into its own unexpected directions.

I’ve seen the galleys for the first issue (which hits shelves in May) and there’s a lot of promise in its pages. Check out Hero Complex contributor Alicia Lozano’s interesting interview with creators Mike Carey and Peter Gross and peruse a three-page excerpt from the forthcoming premiere issue …

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– Geoff Boucher

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