By Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy & Matt Hollingsworth

The Wake is down to its last three issues, but it sure doesn’t feel that way. There continues to be more world-building, mysteries and new characters being developed. Leeward is taken by a group of pirates or Outliers. Meanwhile, Governess Vivienne and her cohorts try to repent Leeward from reaching her intended destination.

Scott Snyder has created a thorough and rich world in this story. While reading this issue in particular, one can’t help but dread that this series is coming to a conclusion. There is so much history mentioned and depicted that the reader wants to learn more, but that’s part of good storytelling and drawing the reader in. I don’t want to get into any specifics because it will detract from the full enjoyment of this book.

There’s not much else I can say about Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth work on this title. It’s utterly fantastic. There is no simple panel structure, keeping the comic dynamic and immersive. There’s so much detail that each page requires a few minutes to take in and absorb. One page is a full-page shot referring to man’s history in connection to the Mers. It covers the spectrum from Noah’s Ark to space exploration…Stunning work!

This is issue eight folks, there is absolutely no reason why anyone should stop reading this book. It’s a wonderful genre comic.


About The Author Erik Gonzalez

I was exposed to comics early on, one of my earliest vivid memories was picking up the entire run of Dark Horse’s Aliens vs. Predator(1990). Odd and perhaps morbid choice for a kid, I know...At the same time, I was immersed in the pop culture of the time which included, but not limited to: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, Jurassic Park, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, and of course, Batman: The Animated Series. Upon reflection, it’s fairly evident why I’m such a zealous geek. My day job is in television operations, so basically I’m exposed to media at every turn, which is where I want to be! Writing comic book reviews is another outlet to convey my respect and fanaticism for the this graphic medium. I hope what I have to say will resonate with others and also spark heart-felt discussion. Simon Pegg said it best, “Being a geek is extremely liberating.”

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