Reviewed this week, in ascending order of awesome:
FBP: Federal Bureau of Physics #2
Uncanny X-Men #11
All Star Western #23
Ultimate Spider-Man #26
New Avengers #9
Thanos Rising #5
Uncanny Avengers #11
Angel and Faith #25
Young Avengers #9
Thor: God of Thunder #12
-THE PROBLEM WITH UNWRITTEN FABLES
I love Fables. I very much enjoy Unwritten. Why am I disliking this storyline so much? I think I’ve finally put my finger on it. It’s because the Unwritten characters are playing a supporting role. It’s more of a Fables story that guest-stars Tommy Taylor. This would be fine except it’s taking place so far out of continuity that I can’t care about it as a Fables story. It’s a dopey What If?/Elseworlds tale, and as such it holds no weight except for Tom’s place in everything. But even Tom isn’t himself! He’s the storybook version of himself which, while amusing, isn’t a character I connect with in any way.
I have little doubt that when we’ve reached the end of the storyline we’ll have recieved another piece of the exquisite puzzle that is Unwritten’s mythology and motivations. I just wish it was more fun to read in the process.