Publisher: Vertigo Writer: Mike Carey Art: Peter Gross/Chris Chuckry Rating: 3.6/5
The Unwritten is a series that I largely picked up because of how much I loved Lucifer (also from Vertigo). And it quickly seemed to be playing in much of the same idea space, though this time playing in fiction versus reality rather than mythology versus reality (though, they’re much of the same in the end). And now that we’ve gotten to Apocalypse, I’m glad to finally be getting to the end.
I enjoyed the ride here as much as I did Lucifer, but with these stories they’re saying something. And while I’m sure Peter and Mike enjoyed going off on little side jogs in the world, for the story to has real merit it has to end. And with this issue showing us not one, not two, but three different versions of the Holy Grail, I feel like we’re coming into that ending.
I’m still a young man. I haven’t even had my 30th birthday yet. And I can recall a period in my adult life where I was blacked out from the internet for a solid six months or so. I used it at work, but that was only for work. I didn’t have access to any of my e-mail, I wasn’t posting on any forums, and social media didn’t even exist yet. And it wasn’t by choice, I simply fried my computer and lacked the funds to get it repaired.
And yet, even typing that out feels like a different life now.
One computer’s death eliminating all internet access? What am I? A neanderthal?
The movie that I just wanted to do well, so that it would open the door to other adaptations. The movie I just wanted to be good so that momentum kept going. The movie that I loved and just hoped would make a decent pay day until something else knocked it off.
That movie? Is now the #1 grossing movie of the year.
You go Guardians of the Galaxy. Now anything can get made.
So, this review is going to be a little different. Because DHP is an anthology, I’m going to rate and list the creatives for each story independently. Which may make a bunch of people hate me… Continue reading Dark Horse Presents #1 (2014)→