Review: The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man (The Unwritten #2) by Mike Carey (Author) (Writer) & Peter Gross (Writer, Artist), Yuko Shimizu (Author) (Illustrator)

Friday, August 30, 2019


Title: The Unwritten, Vol. 2: Inside Man 

Series: The Unwritten, #2

Author: Mike Carey (Author) (Writer), Peter Gross (Writer, Artist), & Yuko Shimizu (Author) (Illustrator)

Genre: Adult, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Publication Date: August 17th, 2010 by Vertigo

Format: Paperback

Source: Library


Rating:







In this volume, Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and falls into the orbit of another story: The Song of Roland. Unfortunately for Tom, it's a story that ends with a massacre. .Tom discovers the true meaning of "out of the frying pan" after his escape from Donostia jail takes him to Stuttgart in 1940, a ghost city inhabited by the master liar of the Third Reich, Josef Goebbels, and a tortured soul who's crying out for rescue - or death... 

Collecting: The Unwritten 6-12






Wow know this graphic novel isn’t for everybody and that is ok but I absolutely love and enjoy this graphic novel series so much! I love that each volume gets darker and darker and I love graphic novels like that. I love the graphic design in the Unwritten series it is not beautiful designs but it has a great dark and gritty look to it and I am all game for graphic designs like that. I don't want to go into too many details about the second volume of Unwritten, but it does start right off were Unwritten volume one left off at. Tom arrives at Donostia prison in Southern France and he gets into a lot of horrible and troubling situations were inmates and people tried to kill him or frame him with stuff that he didn't do and lets not even forget to talk about the evil warden which I forgot his name who is after Tom's head as well. Now I never understand why the warden had it after Tom from the beginning because it did show a side of him that he was a really good husband and father to two kids he adopted with his wife he had a daughter who was a bit of a trouble maker at school and was diagnosed with an illness but I forgot what her illness was called. But with all that he was a very loving husband and father. There is a twist at the very end of this graphic novel that made sense to me why the warden was so evil towards Tom and why he wanted Tom dead but at the middle of the ending of Vol. 2 was sad as well for the warden family. And Tom just felt horrible for what happened to the Warden family he wish he could off help his family but his friends were trying to help him escape from the deadly chaos that was going on in the French prison at the time.  And when Tom escapes the French prison he goes through another world where everything goes through worst to horrible in this world and his world is turned way upside down. Now here is where I am going to leave it off at but all and all I loved and enjoyed everything in this graphic novel that I can't wait to continue reading the next volume of the Unwritten series.













Mike Carey (Author) 

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. See this thread for more information. Mike Carey was born in Liverpool in 1959. He worked as a teacher for fifteen years, before starting to write comics. When he started to receive regular commissions from DC Comics, he gave up the day job. Since then, he has worked for both DC and Marvel Comics, writing storylines for some of the world's most iconic characters, including X-MEN, FANTASTIC FOUR, LUCIFER and HELLBLAZER. His original screenplay FROST FLOWERS is currently being filmed. Mike has also adapted Neil Gaiman's acclaimed NEVERWHERE into comics. Somehow, Mike finds time amongst all of this to live with his wife and children in North London. You can read his blog at www.mikecarey.net.



Yuko Shimizu (Author) (Illustrator)

YUKO SHIMIZU (日本名:清水裕子) is a freelance illustrator based in New York City and an illustration instructor at School of Visual Arts. Newsweek Japan has chosen her as one of "100 Japanese People The World Respects" in 2009. Drawing had been Yuko's hobby ever since she could remember. However, growing up in a traditional Japanese family, pursuing a path in art was just not an option. After receiving BA in advertising and marketing – the most creative of the practical field – from Waseda University she landed on a position in PR for a big corporation in Tokyo. It never made her quite happy, and she was in a mid-life crisis at age of 22. It still took Yuko more than 10 years of office job before she figured out what she really wanted to do and to save just enough so she could go back to school full time for 4 more years. This is how Yuko came back to New York in 1999, where she briefly spent her childhood, and enrolled in School of Visual Arts (SVA). Yuko graduated with MFA from Illustration as Visual Essay Program in 2003 and has been illustrating since. She also teaches a BFA Illustration course and occasionally advises MFA students at SVA. She works in a studio in Manhattan, a space she shares with two artists whom she considers as her 'New York family'. Yuko has not gotten into mid-life crisis since she became an artist. Whenever she has time, Yuko loves to travel to different cities and countries to lectures at art schools and events, and to meet with other artists, professors and young aspiring illustrators to get inspired. NOTE: The Japanese designer 

Yuko Shimizu who created Hello Kitty, has no relation to this Yuko Shimizu.

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    1. It really is a great story, Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  4. I love graphic novels. I'll definitely need to check this series out.

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    1. I will tell you the truth some readers other love it or don't like it I am one of the less majority who love this graphic novel. And I will warn you there are some gore in this graphic novel as well. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog my friend.

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  5. Great review. Glad you enjoyed it!

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  7. Great review. Glad you enjoy graphic novels.

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  8. Great review! But it's not for me.

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