The Unwritten Volumes 5 & 6

“No honest man need fear cartoons.”

In this episode, Mike and Alex get ready for war as they delve deeper into the world of The Unwritten with Volumes 5 and 6 (issues 25-35 plus 31.5-35.5). Finally, approximately halfway through the run, it feels like the story is on solid ground and it’s clear to both the reader (and the characters) what is going on, why it’s happening, and what Tom/Tommy’s role in it is. So why does it also feel like it could have been the end of the story? The guys get into all that, plus they discuss Tommy Taylor Version 1.0 aka The Tinker (which makes them just want to read “The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” again) as well as the secret origin of both Pullman and the Cabal. And why is Madame Rausch still hanging around the story?

As usual, we don’t discuss anything about the story beyond what’s presented in the first 6 volumes. Go out and read The Unwritten Volumes 7 and 8 and join us again next week as we continue our deep-dive discussion.

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