Tom Taylor’s father wrote a Harry Potter-like fantasy series about him when he was a child, instilling in him a deep knowledge of literature and making him a begrudging literary celebrity. When a secret cabal with historic roots begins to disrupt and threaten Tom and his friends’ lives, he discovers that the lines between his fictional past and the world around him start to blur. — Joe Michon-Huneau
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Tom Taylor has spent his entire life as a hostage to his father’s literary legacy. Wilson Taylor’s wildly successful 13-volume series chronicling the adventures of a bespectacled boy wizard named Tommy Taylor made him the most popular author on Earth—and destroyed his son’s future. On the day that the 13th title was published, Wilson vanished, leaving young Tom alone beneath the shadow of his famous namesake.
Years later, Tom is still struggling to build an identity independent of his magical doppelgänger when disturbing new questions about his childhood suddenly arise. These revelations cast doubt upon his heritage, his memories—his very existence. Is it possible that nothing of his own past is actually true? That he is merely his father’s imaginary character somehow brought to life?
Desperate to disprove this horrifying idea, Tom embarks on an epic journey that takes him and a strangely improbable group of companions around the world and deep into the realms of fiction—all while being hunted relentlessly by an ancient and sinister power determined to bring his story to a premature end.
Mike Carey and Peter Gross’ masterpiece of metatextual storytelling is presented here for the first time in six definitive hardcover volumes. THE UNWRITTEN: THE DELUXE EDITION BOOK ONE collects issues #1-12 of the acclaimed Vertigo series and features a special behind-the-scenes section from Gross, Carey and cover artist Yuko Shimizu, as well as a new introduction by series editor Pornsak Pichetshote.
About the Author
Writer Mike Carey, best known for his work on Vertigo's LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER, has made his mark in comics. Born in Liverpool, England, Carey worked as a teacher for fifteen years before gaining regular work writing for several independent companies. In 1999 he wrote the Sandman spinoff miniseries SANDMAN PRESENTS: LUCIFER. This led to the LUCIFER solo title which earned him a nomination for the 2001 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards - Best Writer. The Fourth Rail said of his work, "Carey gives the characters in all of the stories believable motivations and characterization." His additional Vertigo projects have included FAKER and CROSSING MIDNIGHT. In 2007, he helped DC launch the Minx line of graphic novels for teen girls with the REGIFTERS. Beyond DC, Carey was also recognized for his work on Marvel's X-MEN titles. He makes his home in London with his wife, Lin, and his children, Davey, Ben and Louise.