Because I’m too lazy to write a proper review for each of the comics I’m currently reading:
1. The Unwritten
Meet Tom Taylor. Son of Wilson Taylor, author of a series of best selling books starring a young wizard named, Tommy Taylor. With his father’s mysterious disappearance years before, Tom’s been making a pretty decent living off the royalties of his father’s books and appearances and signings at the convention circuits. Suddenly he’s confronted by doubts and questions he doesn’t have the answers to and looking for them, only gets him into more trouble.
That is the best I can describe it without spoiling anything. I’m really enjoying this series though. The cover art’s lovely although I find the plot pacing a little off. Issue #12 was particularly awesome. It did not feature any of the main characters or take place in any part of the current story line, but it was a perfect display of what exactly Tom Taylor’s up against.
For the past couple of centuries or so, characters from various folklore and fairytales (Fables)have been living in our world, the mundane or, “mundy” world as fugitives from an enemy known only as the Adversary, who has conquered their lands. (Say that 10 times fast)
I’m such a sucker for fairytales and myths and legends, I don’t know why it took me so long to get into Fables. It’s awesome.
I love that Prince Charming’s philandering douche, who has, in turn, been married and divorced from Snow White, Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. I love that Rose Red’s actually getting some love because no one I grew up with here in the Philippines seemed to know who she was. I also love that Mowgli’s such a stud haha.
Fables. Read it. Also, James Jean’s covers are stunning.
3. Red Robin
First off, I’m not a huge fan of the whole Bruce Wayne is dead (and alive again) storyline. Here, Tim Drake refuses to believe the Bruce is really dead and that he’s actually alive somewhere so he goes off on a soul and Bruce searching journey across the globe. I’m currently on issue #9. In as much as I like Tim, I’m getting a little annoyed by all his whining. Yes, I know your adoptive father is dead, but come on. I’m hoping Tim gets less whiny in later issues.