unwritten_contestTom Taylor had a life that was screwed from go. His father created the Tommy Taylor fantasy series, boy-wizard novels with popularity on par with Harry Potter. The problem is Dad modeled the fictional epic so closely to Tom’s real life that fans are constantly comparing him to his counterpart, turning him into the lamest variety of Z-level celebrity. In the final novel, it’s even implied that the fictional Tommy will crossover into the real world, giving delusional fans more excuses to harass Tom.

When an enormous scandal reveals that Tom might really be a boy-wizard made flesh, Tom comes into contact with a very mysterious, very deadly group that’s secretly kept tabs on him all his life. Now, to protect his own life and discover the truth behind his origins, Tom will travel the world, eventually finding himself at locations all featured on a very special map — one kept by the deadly group that charts places throughout world history where fictions have impacted and tangibly shaped reality, those stories ranging from famous literary works to folktales to pop culture. And in the process of figuring out what it all means, Tom will find himself having to figure out a huge conspiracy mystery that spans the entirety of the history of fiction.

Mike Carey and Peter Gross (Lucifer) teamed up to create one of 2009’s most critically-acclaimed and inventive titles, The Unwritten.  Because we love this title so much, to celebrate the release of the first trade paperback, Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity,  and we’re giving away THREE copies!  The book collects the first five issues of the series, and will no doubt get you hooked one of the most imaginative new titles in modern comics!  Trust me … you’ll be hooked before the end of the first issue, especially if you’re an adult fan of a certain boy-wizard!

How do you enter?  Simple!  Tell us (in the talkback section) about your favorite childhood fantasy story!  I’ll start off by saying the book that I loved the most growing up was The Book of Three, the first of Lloyd Alexander’s Chronicles of Prydain (the second of which was The Black Cauldron).  I spent an entire year of elementary school borrowing the book from the school library over and over so I could read it as many times as possible!

Here’s the deets:

Again, all you gotta do is tell us about your favorite childhood story.

One entry per person, please.

Three winners will be chosen at random.

Items will only be shipped within the United States.

You must be 18 years or older to enter.  Despite the Harry Potter references, The Unwritten is a mature readers book.

Contest ends Friday, February 5,  2009 at 11:59 pm Central time.

And don’t forget this isn’t the only contest we have going on!  We’ve also got our Indy Comics Week Sampler contest going on until January 22nd!

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