The Wake

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A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

Winner of the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series

New York Times bestselling author, Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing) and artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe The Barbarian), the incredible team behind the miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, are reuniting for the powerful miniseries: THE WAKE.

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is ...

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Overview

A #1 New York Times Best Seller!

Winner of the 2014 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series

New York Times bestselling author, Scott Snyder (American Vampire, Batman, Swamp Thing) and artist Sean Murphy (Punk Rock Jesus, Joe The Barbarian), the incredible team behind the miniseries American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest, are reuniting for the powerful miniseries: THE WAKE.

When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oilrig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery.  But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean!

Collects THE WAKE #1-10.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
12/01/2014
The apocalypse gets a watery spin in this breathless graphic novel from writer Snyder (Batman: The Court of Owls, American Vampire) and illustrator Murphy (Joe the Barbarian). Marine biologist Lee Archer, reluctantly working alongside her enemies in the government oil industry, comes face-to-face with an awakened species of homicidal mermen. They look like the creature from the black lagoon, swarm by the thousands, and have a taste for humans. Two hundred years later, Leeward, another spiky young woman with authority issues, is selling black-market mermen heads in the flooded ruins of America when she hears what sounds like an ancient recording from Archer. The ragtag new government is just as problematic as the old one, leaving it to Leeward and her trusty dolphin pal, Dash, to solve the centuries-old problem on their own. Snyder’s story is a ripsnorter from start to finish, heavy on the action and quips. The threads keeping the settings together barely hold, but Snyder’s punchy style and Murphy’s detail-dense pages and Tank Girl–style art are highly satisfying. Agent: Jennifer Lyons (Dec.)
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"The Wake is as close to an ideal comic book as I've come across. The text and visuals come together in an unsettling sort of harmony, while the tightly paced plot is guaranteed to pull you under."—IGN

Praise for Scott Snyder's BATMAN VOL. 1: THE COURT OF OWLS:

"A+. The hero's got personality (and is unafraid to release a quip as sharp as a Batarang), a horde of supervillains, gumption to spare and a whole host of high-tech gadgetry to suitably impress longtime fans and those new to the Dark Knight."—USA TODAY

Praise for Sean Murphy's PUNK ROCK JESUS:

"Amazing. The series has been incredible right from the beginning and it ends in a spectacular fashion. It's brilliant and heartbreaking, epic and emotional.... This is book that makes you think.... Don't miss one of the best series of 2012."—IGN

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781401245238
  • Publisher: DC Comics
  • Publication date: 11/11/2014
  • Series: The Wake Series
  • Edition description: Mature Content
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 65,919
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder is the bestselling and award-winning writer of Batman, American Vampire and Swamp Thing as well as the short story collection Voodoo Heart.  He teaches writing at Sarah Lawrence College, NYU and Columbia University. He lives on Long Island with his wife, Jeanie, and his sons Jack and Emmett.  He is a dedicated and un-ironic fan of Elvis Presley.

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  • Posted January 10, 2015

    Tear for your thoughts

    An epic tale across sea, land and air going through time and space itself. The story went places I wasn't expecting after starting off like 'The Abyss' with merfolk.

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