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The Unwritten Vol. 4: Leviathan Paperback – October 25, 2011
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The most famous whale in literature is, of course, Moby-Dick, and our story opens with protagonists Tom, Lizzie, and Savoy arrive in Herman Melville's American hometown to look for the latest piece of information that Tom needs on his quest. This is merely a jumping-off point to bring together a panoply of whale-related stories from the fictions of the world. And, to further cement "The Unwritten"'s place as one of the most literate comics published since "The Sandman", this story culminates by bringing in a particular non-fiction text as a central element (the title of this trade paperback would be a giveaway to those aware of it). There are some changes with the characters as well, particularly a notable development for Tom and Lizzie, and a rather stark change of status quo for Savoy.
The volume closes with another of the series' signature one-shots, revisiting Paulie Bruckner, the star of the acclaimed issue #12. This cynical, dark twist on the world of anthropomorphized talking animals is another highlight for the series, and looks likely to contribute another wildcard to the series ongoing plot.
This volume is probably the best out of the first four volumes of the Unwritten. It has everything from great character interactions, an exciting plot, and tons of humor, both from the story itself and all the meta-humor. Pick it up as soon as you can.
Meanwhile, Savoy is realizing just how potent Count Ambrosio's bite might have been, and a Puppeteer gives Savoy and Lizzie Hexam a glimpse of their future.
And in another world, an endless staircase and an endless quest, leading ever upward towards the top of the stairs, is disrupted by the sudden arrival of a certain rabbit who will stand for nothing but his own gain and survival.
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Love this series, and it continues to be great. If you like the Previous books you'll like this on as well.Published on May 8, 2014 by Leland Salazar
Tommy and Lizzie and Savoy find themselves on a tour bus labeled White Whale Tours in Pittsfield. Tommy is insistent that they need to be there. Read morePublished on March 8, 2012 by Julie L. Hayes
I loved where the story went in this volume. It was definitely compressed in time compared to some of the earlier volumes which take place over many days. Read morePublished on January 31, 2012 by Melanie Ivanoff