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The Unwritten (2009) - #1
"Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity"
Vertigo (DC Comics)


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  Writer(s):
Mike Carey

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Todd Klein

Editor(s):
Pornsak Pichetshote

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Yuko Shimizu
 

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Cover Date: July 2009
Cover Price: US $ 1.00

Issue Tagline: Stories are the only thing worth dying for.

Format: Color; Standard Comic Issue; 40 pages

There are other versions of this issue in the database:
The Unwritten (2009) #1 2nd Printing
The Unwritten (2009) #1 Retailer Convention Variant

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Synopsis:
Everyone's read the Tommy Taylor books, the popular series of novels turned pop culture phenomenon about a boy wizard's adventures. And everyone knows about Tom Taylor, the boy the novels were based on, whose life was so overshadowed by his Dad's fictional epic that Tom's become a lame Z-level celebrity at best and a human viral marketing tool at worst.

But what if the resemblance goes even deeper? What if Tom is the boy-wizard of the books made flesh? And if that sounds crazy, why is it bringing him into the crosshairs of an ancient faction that has never been named in any book or text?

To discover the truth about himself, Tom must search through all the places in history where fiction and reality have intersected. And in the process, he'll learn more about that unwritten cabal and the plot they're at the center of a plot that spans all of literature from the first clay tablets to the gothic castles where Frankenstein was conceived to the self-adjusting stories of the internet.

Reprinted/Collected in:
The Unwritten (2009) TPB vol. 01

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Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity

Writer(s):
Mike Carey

Penciller(s):
Peter Gross

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Peter Gross

Colorist(s):
Chris Chuckry

Letterer(s):
Todd Klein

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Pornsak Pichetshote

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J. Arthur Callendar
Count Ambrosio
Lucas Filby
Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Hexam
Mingus
Susan 'Sue' Morganstern
Arnold Mott
Peter Price
Pullman
Sue Sparrow
Rupert Bayard Swope
Thomas 'Tom' Taylor
Tommy Taylor
Wilson Taylor

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Gossamoks
Unwritten Cabal

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