If you've been reading Mike Carey's phenomenal Vertigo comic The Unwritten, then you know it's an illuminating look at humanity's relationship with fiction as told through Tom Taylor, a Harry Potter-esque character seemingly made flesh to combat the shadowy cabal that rules the world's story. Get into this comic by…
What if J.K. Rowling based Harry Potter on a real boy, who grew up to be a surly young man jaded by the spotlight? And what if this crabby adult then discovered that his childhood adventures weren't entirely fictional?
What's on the stands this Wednesday? The strongarm police tactics of everyone's favorite mushroom-coiffed space cop, urban fantasy starring a man-boy wizard, and a new installment of Joe Hill's acclaimed supernatural thriller Locke & Key.
Depending what you read, 2010's comics begin with the fictional becoming real, mythical figures becoming pawns in political power grabs, or learning to deal with post-nuclear apocalypses. Looks like it's another year of stories too close to our real lives...
Whether you like robotic children, superheroic animals or dying detectives about to go all Fringe on you, there's something in this week's comics for you. Here's hoping you can afford it all.
Executive editor Karen Berger was in fine form at this year's Vertigo panel, introducing a crop of new one-dollar monthlies and several original graphic novels on the theme of racial and cultural identity.