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Tom’s accidentally broken the novel Moby-Dick, and he’s looking for a way out. What he finds is a path into a whole different ocean, with more trouble (and more whales) than he could possibly imagine.

And remember that endless stairway from issue #2? Well, now we get to see what it’s for…

Written by MIKE CAREY

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  1. glad to hear about some mysteries getting revealed.  I need to see somebody get fucked up in this issue.  Too much relationship drivel the last coupla issues. 

  2. I don’t know about relationship driven, but the last few have been the best yet imo. I wouldn’t say no to mystery reveals and somebody getting “fucked up” though!

    Interesting to see Tom becoming (/being drawn) more and more like his character in the book (ie: less like himself) last ish. It’s those touches that make it brilliant.

  3. Towards thee I roll, thou all-destroying but unconquering whale; to the last I grapple with thee; from hell’s heart I stab at thee; for hate’s sake I spit my last breath at thee. Kirkkkkkkk!

    Hmmm. I think I confused something there.

  4. I have a friend that keeps telling me how good this is, would now be an ok time to pick this up or is this one of those things where I have to know what’s happened previously?

    I usually don’t pay too much attention to good or bad jumping on points, I can generally figure things out just fine but I know some books lend themselves better to that than others.

  5. @Malecema, I’d say you definitely need to start from the beginning on this one.  The plot is fairly complicated, the root of which is steeped in a fantasy world within a fantasy world. Moreover,  the characters, both pro and antagonists are mostly developed.  You’d be missing out on so much that it’d be a downright injustice to yourself.  Think of it as if you jumped into a half way done Harry Potter movie, and not only that, it was the third one in the series.   You’d get the jist of it but not truly understand.

  6. The first two trades are out and the third is coming out very soon, not a bad time to catch up and jump on.

  7. @skydog: thanks, looks like the trades are pretty cheap on Amazon so I’ll start there.

  8. Well worth it. One of the best series I’m reading by trade, dude.

  9. I’m not quite caught up yet with the series as I have been overseas but I have to say I am getting more and more impressed.  I liked the concept from the beginning but was not a particularly big fan of the characters.  That has changed and considering I’m only up to the Choose Your Own Adventure Issue I can imagine it has only gotten better.   

  10. I think you can jump in at the beginning of an arc. There are some great bits and pieces you will be missing, but I think you can pick it up. Don’t start here or next issue. I would agree that this really is reading like a single tale, so from the beginning is best. Just not essential.

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