|sherkahn (sherkahn) wrote in scans_daily,|
@ 2011-07-15 01:44 pm UTC
|Entry tags:||creator: mike carey, creator: peter gross, creator: vince locke, title: the unwritten|
#27 came out this week, and like any good episode of Lost or the X-Files it left a LOT more questions that need answering than it actually answered. But questions WERE answered and revelations were jaw dropping.
I'm sorry to say that for those of you who aren't picking this up, my post will do you no justice, but hopefully you can make the leap of faith and logic and see the implications.
(forgive me if it is lengthy)
Ok, some catching up/quick refresher.
Tom Taylor is the son of a world wide phenomenon best selling author, who's main character is like Harry Potter named Tommy Taylor.
With no real skill and nothing going his way, Tom makes his living at conventions signing books and taking credit as if the character was based on him. But the line of distinction and reality between the fictional boy wizard and the young man may be more blurred than any suspect, as characters from the book (and soon others) began to interact with Tom Taylor and his friends, who more than resemble their fictional counterparts.
Having successfully escaped a trap set by the Cabal to contain Tom Taylor and his magical objects that function in the real world, Tom continues his line of research as to what his father meant for him to do.
He has learned that he and others can enter the books of fiction at crossroads where real places and fictional places overlap (my example: 222 Baker Street, the home of Sherlock Holmes.)
And some objects can come back with him, and that story telling has POWER, immense power to alter the minds of the world, and thereby influence reality itself. And right now, he is the focal point of that power, so long as people believe in him and read the Tommy Taylor books.
With his father's journals, Tommy visits the library where his father made much of his research. And somehow a man from 1980 went back in time to 1930's Great Depression and helped the Cabal create the small ripples that turn the tide of the story of human history.
One particular name stands out. The Tinker.
A fictional superhero that predates Superman by two years.
And possibly may be Tommy's predecessor, where something went wrong.
Meanwhile, the Cabal is not taking this last set back lightly. Pullman (the man with the magic hand who does the Cabal's dirty work) lets the current head of the Cabal know exactly who is boss. Anyone who was involved in getting the secret book and last Tommy Taylor book are being hunted. The computer servers where Richie keeps the myth of Tommy Taylor via a website growing is being targeted, and we find out more about the Tinkerer and how he is similar to Tommy.
As Tommy's research continues, he finds that Wilson Taylor (Tommy's father) has the go ahead to to explore this new medium's possibility to tap into the fresh illiterate minds of America's poor waiting for a "story" to get them through hard times. Wilson Taylor looks to use the vast resources of the Cabal to push the Tinker into the spotlight of American minds, and to do so he needs to meet the comic's author. Still in 1930 depression NY, he looks for the ....creator... of the Tinker.
And the woman who may or may not be Tommy's mother.
*Of note, if you read the pages of this issue that have the characters online chat comments now that Tom has "come back", you will see a trend that the accomplishment of Tom Taylor in their "real world" are starting to generate True-Believers, and the possibility of a new Faith.