The Unwritten #17
Written By: Mike Carey & Peter Gross
Art By: Peter Gross & Ryan Kelly
Cover Art: Yuko Shimizu
Publisher: Vertigo Comics
Release date: September 15, 2010
Lizzie Hexam gets a choice of many different lives in The Unwritten #17 from Vertigo Comics. In the latest issue of The Unwritten, readers get an interesting journey through the life of one of the bookâ€™s supporting characters: Lizzie Hexam. The issue itself is not a standard 22-page issue, instead, readers get a chance to choose their own adventure. The issue is mapped out like a standard comic until a choice must be made to lead Lizzieâ€™s life in one direction or another. The multiple choices make for an interesting read for fans of the series.
The Unwritten #17 itself was a very interesting read. Most comics are a quick read while this issue of The Unwritten was a pretty fulfilling read. The reader has multiple choices for the direction in which Lizzie life will lead. Certain choices lead Lizzie into a life of incarceration while others lead Lizzie down the right path of the series plotlines.
The Unwritten is one of the most creative comics being written today. Mike Carey has a very interesting story about a Harry Potter-esque world where literature and the real world are intertwined. Peter Grossâ€™s layouts provide an intriguing structure for the fantastic finished product by Ryan Kelly, one of my favorite artists.
If youâ€™re a fan of fantasy or even Harry Potter, give The Unwritten a read. Although this is a fantastic issue, if you havenâ€™t read the series, start with the first trade paperback. Itâ€™s definitely worth it.