The Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity wiki last edited by lagozzino on 05/25/14 05:41PM View full history

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.

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3.67 stars 3.67/5 Stars Average score of 3 user reviews

A Comic for Book Nerds 0

Imagine there was a real person named Harold Potter, and that the Harry Potter book series was inspired by him, and you've got about half the idea of this introductory issue. In Unwritten, Tom Taylor is the real life inspiration for fictional wizard Tommy Taylor, and the world won't let him forget it.Unwritten #1 opens with a beautiful scene depicting the end of a Tommy Taylor book. The Harry Potter  homage is obvious, but doesn't poke fun. HP fans will enjoy these opening pages. Book nerds in g...

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Unwritten 0

I give this a mild three stars. My problem with this issue, and the other handful of issues I've read, is that the main story doesn't really appeal to me. The scenes that take place within the Tommy Taylor universe, and the literary diversions are much more interesting. See issue 5 to see exactly what I mean. It's one of my all time favorite single issue stories and has hardly anything to do with the main plot....

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A great #1 for people who want something original 0

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