Today’s exclusive preview from Vertigo and DC Comics combines two of my favorite things. One being the irrepressible Baron Hieronymus Carl Friedrich von Münchhausen. The other, polar bears with meat cleavers.
The quest to save Lizzie continues in next week’s The Unwritten #43, and Tom’s having one beast of a time in this brave new land beyond the veil. This next batch of pages might be a little harrowing for the animal lovers among us, but not nearly so bad as those Sarah McLachlan commercials. Anyway, things get both grizzly and grisly, for our intrepid literary heroes and it looks to be a thrilling new chapter.
Of course, it all starts with another jaw-dropping cover by one of the best in the game, Yuko Shimizu. Is it just me, or does this latest rendering of poor, beleaguered Tom Taylor resemble our own Mike Romo, after about eight too many?
The Unwritten #43
Written by Mike Carey
Art by Peter Gross
Cover by Yuko Shimizu
What do Baron Munchausen, a Jane Austen heroine, a homicidal bear and three bad rabbits have in common? They’re all either helping or sabotaging Tom Taylor on the next leg of his quest to find Lizzie and bring her back from the land of the dead…