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The Wake

The Wake

Graphic Novel - 2014
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When marine biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won't take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig filled with roughnecks and scientists on the brink of an incredible discovery. But when things go horribly wrong, this scientific safe haven will turn into a house of horrors at the bottom of the ocean!
Publisher: New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, [2014]
ISBN: 9781401245238
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly color ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Murphy, Sean Gordon 1980-- Illustrator


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Mar 15, 2020

More Snyder, more meh.
I have no idea how this won awards.
Characters that have zero depth. You get names but nothing interesting here. Normally I don't mind that with comics, if there is a good story...

The story is dragged out and is pretty goofy for something that is obviously taking itself seriously.

The art is pretty good, but I'm a stickler for bad designs. There's a lot in the second half of the book.

Mar 13, 2019

The story is a bit ham-headed, but the art genuinely conveys a sense of dread and claustrophobia related to being deep water. The book reads like swimming at night in dark waters with sharks underneath.

Fun story! Great art!

Aug 28, 2015

Brillant. A must read for current fans of Low or Black Science.

KateHillier Dec 19, 2014

That was interesting. We have two stories going on here: one in our present and another several centuries into our future. One thing is for sure, mermaids have never been scarier.

In our contemporary story disgraced marine biologist Lee Archer is recruited to a shady project. At first it's something to do with tracing the origins of a certain noise. When she arrives she finds out there is far more to that assignment. It basically turns into underwater "Alien" before it ends and we're into our future story following a woman named Leeward in a post apocalyptic sort of world who is listening for signals on "the Ear". The pay off at the end is rather interesting but I did find the journey a little shaky at points. I was really invested in the contemporary story though and I recommend this based on that alone.


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Aug 28, 2015

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