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NYCC 2012: DC/Vertigo Announce Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy's THE WAKE

The creative team from AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST join forces again.

Yesterday DC announced that Scott Snyder would be teaming up with Jim Lee on a new Superman comic. That's not the only announcement involving Snyder. Today, it was also announced that Snyder would be re-teaming up with Sean Murphy (AMERICAN VAMPIRE: SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST) on a new Vertigo title: THE WAKE.

Beneath the surface, set amidst the claustrophobic yet beautiful and sweeping ocean-scapes, a discovery is made that will reveal a secret mythology. Full of suspense and horror, THE WAKE is an underwater sci-fi epic like none other.

What is THE WAKE about? Here's what Scott Snyder had to say about the project and working with Sean Murphy once again:

I couldn't be more excited about The Wake! This is a story Sean and I have actually been developing together for more than a year, a big, twisted, sprawling science fiction and horror epic, all of which begins with a single, terrifying discovery at the bottom of the ocean. It's one of the most ambitious stories I've ever done, and there's no one I'd rather be creating it with than Sean Murphy. Sean's a great friend and we had a blast together on AMERICAN VAMPIRE: Survival of the Fittest; luckily, he's also one of the industry's brightest new stars, someone with unrivaled abilities as a world-builder—every scene he draws is so fully realized, so richly imagined, it's hugely inspiring working with him, and I'm grateful to him for signing on to be my partner at the end of the world, here.

Look for it in 2013!

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Posted by Krissyjump

Just read about this, very excited :D

Posted by MadeinBangladesh

ohhh man

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope

American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Batman, now Superman and The Wake?

It's official. Scott Snyder is a god among men.

Posted by Loki2u


American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Batman, now Superman and The Wake?

It's official. Scott Snyder is a god among men.

Lol. A little over the top don't you think?

An excellent writer, and I eagerly await his new titles....but that's as much enthusiasm as I'll ever have.

Not that there's anything wrong with that! ;)


Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope


Well, he has to have some magical powers (or else one Hell of a day planner) in order to organize 5 titles in writing, as well as help out line Talon.

Posted by longbowhunter

Anyone who is wondering this is supposed to be a 12 issue limited series. I'm super excited for this, but I'm waiting for it to be collected.

Posted by Loki2u


Lol....fair enough. I'll agree with that!

Posted by RayeGunn

oooh, sounds cool, and I really liked how well they meshed on Survival of the Fittest, so definitely looking forward to this!

Posted by zombietag

YES so stoked for this

Posted by zackattack529


Look I know it is just ypu're opinion but PLEASe don't overrate him. because people did that with Geoff Johns and Brian Michael bendis, Grant morrison etc. and now people have turned there backs and are on the Snyder bandwagon, which is fine but don't overrate him..especially as a GOD.

And also Writting 5 comics isn't much of a chore for snyder, most of his story's he has been wanting to write ever since he got interested in comics, he has the storys in his mind alresdy all he does his write it and send the script to the artist he is working with.

For Example: people like lets say Geoff Johns, doesnt have that uch time for he is CECO of DC and is writting 3-4 books soon. that's alot for what he has to do. but is he a god? nope.

let'ss just favor are wrestlers before getting on our knees, kissing there A**. Makes fanboys look bad

Posted by Necrotic_Lycanthrope


I'm sorry. I didn't know it would upset people this much. It's just mind boggling that anyone can do more than 2 books in a continuing story arc and actually be good, and remain at it.

Posted by CombatSpoon86

12 issue mini. if i don't have the room, this is trade wait. but i am tempted

Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus

I'm psyched for this after Snyder's descriptions. Have always enjoyed stories about the briny deep and this looks quite Aquaman on PCP or something. Deity, thy name is Snyder. Kudos to you sir for all the great stuff you do!

Posted by NightFang

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Batman, now Superman and The Wake?

It's official. Scott Snyder is a god among men.

What are you trying to Jinx.

Posted by TDK_1997

I'm excited for this.

Posted by derf_jenkins

DC Comics announces that Scott Snyder is going to be writing every title. how long until that? Snyder is great, but his work will start to suffer eventually.

Posted by Dark_Vengeance_

In Snyder we trust.

Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

I love underwater horror storys (Jaws. The Abyss, The Deep, Sphere) and I love Vertigo, and I love Snyder. So I'm in.

Posted by Adnan

Well, he said he's putting A.Vampire on hiatus for a while. I wouldn't be surprised if he drops either Swamp Thing or Batman soon too, 4 titles every month is a lot.

Posted by cc1738

I hope I'll be able to fit this into my budget. There are so many comics that I want it's becoming a bit ridiculous.

Posted by RedOwl_1

@DarkKnightDetective said:

In Snyder we trust.
Posted by RalfvdH

One of my favorite writers and one of my favorite artist.... o joy. :)

Posted by Uchihataketo

American Vampire will be put on hiatus for 1 year after issue #34. It's a shame.

Posted by zombietag
Posted by badgame

I will get anything as long as it's Snyder. Haven't been disappointed so far.

Posted by Iron Apollo

SO Cool!!!

Posted by romojk979

@Necrotic_Lycanthrope said:

American Vampire, Swamp Thing, Batman, now Superman and The Wake?

It's official. Scott Snyder is a god among men.

I agree, but don't forget he's also writing Talon on top of all of that!