PREVIEW: The Wake #1

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“THERE’S SOMETHING DOWN THERE…”

The Wake is a new horror/sci-fi series from the mind of Scott Snyder (Batman, Severed and American Vampire) and the artistic talents of Sean Murphy (Joe the Barbarian and Punk Rock Jesus), out this week on Vertigo Comics. The limited series sees Marine Biologist Lee Archer approached The Department of Homeland Security for help for a threat that she is not allowed to refuse. Wisked off to a secret underwater oil rig in the Arctic Circle, they discover something that is truly terrifying.

With inspiration clearly by John Carpenter’s The Thing and Aliens The Wake is set to be a claustrophobic read of isolation and underwater terror. If that is not enough, Sean Murphy’s art is set to look as amazing as all his previous work, of which I am a big fan.

The Wake #1 (of #10) is out on the 29th of May in all good comic book stores and digitally through Comixology.

Check out the cover by Sean Murphy, variant cover by Andy Kubert as well a 4 pages of preview.

The Wake #1 cover by Sean Murphy. Vertigo Comics

Regular cover by Sean Murphy

The Wake #1 variant cover by Andy Kubert. Vertigo Comics

Variant cover by Andy Kubert.

The Wake #1 preview page 1 by Sean Murphy. Vertigo Comics The Wake #1 preview page 2 by Sean Murphy. Vertigo Comics The Wake #1 preview page 3 by Sean Murphy. Vertigo Comics

Available from August 28th there will be a Director’s Cut edition detailing the pencils, a copy of the script and character designs.

If you check this series out then leave a comment down the bottom or tweet us at @HowtoLoveComics.

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Trevor Van As

Trevor Van As is the founder of How to Love Comics and has loved comics all his life. When he's not reading or talking about comics he can be found eating frozen yogurt and dancing like no one is watching.

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