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The Wake #5 - Part Five Review

5

Oh my goodness. Wait until you see what goes down here. And what the heck is up with the ending. In other words, this is a glorious issue.

The Good

Let me be honest. I don't know where this series is going to end up. The fact is, we don't need to know right now. Each issue is another step in this wondrous journey that Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy are crafting. Not only do we get some more insight into Lee's past (the main character) but there's more of that wacky shifts in time where we see what's happened long long ago and what's to come in the future.

As the issue progresses, there's plenty of suspense and action as there's no telling how bad things are going to get. Snyder's story has us hooked (like a fish) and if that wasn't enough, we get the amazing visuals by Murphy along with Matt Hollingsworth's gorgeous colors.

THE WAKE is a series that I like to read both physically and digitally. There's so much to see and it all looks so good.

If this is the first act of the overall story, even though I have no idea what's coming next, I cannot wait to find out.

The Bad

Speaking of waiting, yes, we will have a slight wait until the next issue. It happens. Not the end of the world. It will be worth the wait.

The Verdict

With each issue of THE WAKE, it feels less like a comic you read but more one you experience. Scott Snyder has a crazy story cooked up and there's no telling what's coming next. Having Sean Murphy on art and Matt Hollingsworth on colors is like we're getting an extra special treat. There will be a little wait until the next issue but, like they say, "good things..."

15 Comments
Posted by longbowhunter

Wow...part two looks like its going to be a whole new ball game. Great issue. I'm already dying to read the next.

Posted by Wilbertus

I'm waiting for all the 10 issues to come out and read it all in one go. I am already excited about it though!

Edited by SuperiorScarletSpider

I'm loving this so much

Edited by batmannflash

so freaking good!

wait so does this mean no more Lee Archer and her crew? just making sure, they're dead right?

Posted by CaptainHoopla

This is so good. It really is one of those books that reminds you of what the comic book medium can be. This is an awesome journey going to who knows where. It's going to be a long three month wait until the next issue.

Posted by manwithoutshame

wtf was that, all of a sudden the wake turns into a crappy anime?

Edited by akbogert

@batmannflash: That's the assumption I'm making. Potentially there could be flashbacks involving her/them, but yeah.

@wilbertus, you could stand to read the first five now, since there's going to be a three-month hiatus between issue five and six, and since they're very distinctly separate acts in a two-act story.

Posted by batmannflash

@akbogert:

bummer. I got chills when reading it. It's a fitting yet depressing ending

Posted by scouts1998

we have to wait until February 2014 for #6!!!!!

Posted by kilomac29

I love this book. I am worried though that it will be collected in two volumes instead of one ten issue volume. Still fantastic.

Posted by SavageDragon

Wow...part two looks like its going to be a whole new ball game. Great issue. I'm already dying to read the next.

I agree. I was blown away with how the first arc wrapped up. Loved it. That final scene with Lee and Her son was heartbreaking.

I love this book. I am worried though that it will be collected in two volumes instead of one ten issue volume. Still fantastic.

Im hoping vertigo will do a deluxe edition treatment which are hardcovers that contain mostly ten (and sometimes 12) issues in them. Basically like two trades in one hardcover. They've done it for Y and Preacher and prolly Sandman and soon they will be releasing the first volume of DMZ in deluxe edition with 12 issues in the hardcover! Must buy for me. Im sure the Wake will get the same treatment at some point maybe 6 months after the singles wrap up. But yeah its a great book, might go down as my favorite Snyder story.

Posted by _Marc_74

cant wait, and then maybe read all 5 again before feb but then back to monthlies :(

would be nice for 1 hardcover trade but sod waiting

Posted by _Marc_74

it was epic!!!

Posted by KillingJoke3230

Best book on the shelf. By far !