Tuesday, June 24, 2014

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #6 Review

Written by: Mike Carey
Art by: Peter Gross
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: June 18, 2014

Knight Time

The Unwritten - Apocalypse has been so good and now it's halfway to ending.  It doesn't seem possible with so much yet to find out and see.  It's also heartbreaking knowing we'll have to say goodbye to such great characters...if they live that long, that is.  The way things are going, there may not be many left by then, but at least we'll get to be with them whatever may lie.

This issue may be the most straightforward of Apocalypse so far.  That doesn't mean it's simple or even easy to understand, it's just more straightforward.  It picks up from the main events of two issues ago, even though some of last issue's events are referenced.  Tom and company are gathering information for a quest.  It turns out to be a quest for the ages and one that has eluded so many that attempted it before.

However, you have to play to win and Tom has a plan.  While everyone looks on, Tom desperately tries to find the key to getting closer to the prize and that's when the shit hits the fan.  What follows is dark and terrifying and that's just the beginning.  An enemy has been unleashed that has caused so much damage in the past and is certainly looking to do more.  The issue ends with a clash of the titans that becomes mythical right before our eyes.

Peter Gross' art is as great as usual.  This issue has a great standout page with an appropriate and awesome panel border.  It is so good and shows just how much Gross' art contributes to the overall story.  Yuki Shimizu gives us another great cover.  I'm so used to comic books having misleading or generic covers that when I see a cover that actually means something to the book I can't help but be impressed.  Yuki's are always impressive.

Bits and Pieces:

The Unwritten - Apocalypse #6 is as straight forward an issue as you might get in this series.  Mike Carey gives us great setup to the upcoming conflict and Peter Gross' art is amazing.  Anyone looking for a mature title with a great story and art should get this book now.


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