Funnybook Babylon

March 27, 2010

FBBP #124 – Greek Street & Unwritten

Filed under: Podcasts — Tags: , , , , , — Chris Eckert @ 12:10 pm

Funnybook Babylon has notice a trend: first issues from Vertigo are often given lukewarm or negative reviews, but once the series develops, we change our tune. It happened with Air, it happened with Young Liars (at least for some of us), and as we’ve previously panned the first issues of Greek Street (Episode 107) and Unwritten (Episode 99), we decided to give each series a second chance to impress. So reviewed today:

Unwritten v1: Tommy Taylor and the Bogus Identity by Mike Carey and Peter Gross

Greek Street v1: Blood Calls for Blood v1 by Peter Milligan and Davide Gianfelice

Did either book turn things around? Will second volumes of either book be added to the Funnybook Babylon Library? Listen to find out!


  1. Thanks for the review on Greek Street, I’d been on the fence, and I think I’ll wait to see if it gets any better.

    As to the Unwritten, I’ve been a fan from the beginning, but I tend to like the “stories about stories” ideas. One thing that I think sets it apart from Sandman, and also makes me enjoy it more, is that it’s got mostly a direct narrative. While I was a fan of Lucifer, I feel like The Unwritten is actually going to develop Tom more significantly past the “fuck you, dad” that was around in Lucifer.

    Comment by bairfanx — March 29, 2010 @ 9:26 am

  2. Glad to see Unwritten get a second chance, even if it didn’t quite win everyone over. Comparing it to Air was interesting because I tried the first trade based on the FBB love and was thoroughly underwhelmed. Does the second trade get better or were you guys hooked on Air with volume 1? Maybe I’ll have to give it a re-read. Also, on the topic of Vertigo books, is anyone reading Madame Xanadu? I’ve picked up the first two trades and have been pleasantly surprised.

    Comment by Justin B. — March 29, 2010 @ 6:14 pm

  3. Unwritten won me over with the Rudyard Kipling issue

    Comment by Nathan — April 13, 2010 @ 11:36 am

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