The Wake #8


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.