The Wake #8

The Wake #8

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: May 7, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 20
8.2Critic Rating
8.3User Rating

They say dont go in the ocean. There are monsters out there. Terrible secrets in the deep. But Leeward isnt scared of any of that, because the thing shes running from on land is much, much worse

  • 9.2
    Coming Up Comics - Timothy Merritt May 7, 2014

    With three of the most talented creators in the business working at their near-best on this book, it's a no brainer that this is consistently one of the best books out. The Wake is both traceable to its influential elements, as well as enough of an original piece to simultaneously feel familiar and surprise with each issue. Whether you're reading along monthly, or waiting for the final trade, this is a story not to be missed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie May 8, 2014

    Once again, The Wake strikes that balance of sci-fi, supernatural and thriller genres that will no doubt keep readers coming back for more. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ian Mondrick May 9, 2014

    Its no understatement that THE WAKE has left a permanent mark on the comic horror genre. The internet practically groans under the weight of the accolades its collected, and for good reason. With the only missteps in this series attributed to publishing (putting out a maxi-issue of the first half instead of a tpb or just waiting seemed unnecessary) expect it to be on countless top ten lists at years end. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes May 10, 2014

    The only negative that can be said about The Wake #8 is that it has its fair share of head-scratching moments. In particular, the conclusion moves a little too rapidly, leaving the reader wondering exactly how things occurred. Whether it requires a re-read or a simple acceptance that anything is possible, the minor hiccups that The Wake #8 faced can be easily solved. This was just one more outstanding chapter in what has become a magnificent series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson May 12, 2014

    With another excellent issue under their belt, Snyder and Murphy's "The Wake" continues to skirt that fine line between the magnificently epic and undeniably intimate with ease. The only regret is that it's not an ongoing series, and that the end will come far too soon. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Mike Logsdon May 7, 2014

    Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth continue to prove that no better duo could have come together to tell this story alongside Snyder. Murphy's inks continue to define Snyder's world with his trademark style while Hollingsworth watercolor look tie things up with an impossibly perfect bow. Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen May 13, 2014

    Once you resign yourself to the fact that you'll never get as much out of The Wake as you want, you'll see what it does give you is more than what many other titles with longer runs do. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez May 8, 2014

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

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - fdwhite May 7, 2014

    This is an issue for the long game. It’s not entirely satisfying by itself, but it will hopefully be necessary to wrap up the series. Read Full Review

  • 5.7
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 9, 2014

    When The Wake comes to an end, I fully expect the ten issue series to be a highly recommended trade collection, with universally great reviews. I can't let issue 8 slide, though. This is a frustratingly secretive issue that creates more problems for The Wake's conclusion than it does build anticipation. Snyder, Murphy and colorist Matt Hollingsworth are far too good a comics team to create anything near a bad issue, but by The Wake's high standards this is disappointing. Here's to hoping it's only the calm before the storm. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    JBL Reviews May 11, 2014

    Great series. I wish it was ongoing.

  • 7.5
    Deckard May 7, 2014

    Unfortunately, this series, like Trilium, has fizzled a bit. Since it was one of the best books going early on, that still means it's a good read, but the story hasn't been as strong in the last two issues. The art is still great and the world is exciting, but I don't feel connected to any of the characters other than Leeward. I'm hoping that this is more of a building issue that leads us into a great finale, but I've lowered my expectations going forward.

  • 7.5
    Synthozoid May 10, 2014

    Moves the plot along but not as exciting as usual.

  • 7.5
    Gizmo May 10, 2014

    It feels like there is a page missing at the end, and maybe that is intentional but it was a bit jarring. A rare misstep in this great series. The art is great as usual, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth excel at rendering large craft, but Leeward's face is drawn a bit wonky a couple times. I hope Murphy isn't getting rushed as we approach the end, I'd rather be patient and give him the time he needs.

  • 10
    fivexfive May 16, 2014

  • 9.0
    sheldon-kerr May 10, 2014

  • 9.0
    Jack Ketch May 12, 2014

  • 9.0
    havok1977 May 25, 2014

  • 9.0
    Fixer1140 Sep 18, 2014

  • 9.0
    Serverarbengan Jan 9, 2015

  • 9.0
    Treneras Mar 11, 2015

  • 8.5
    kaulthelegend May 11, 2014

  • 8.5
    MatchesMalone Jun 3, 2014

  • 8.5
    4thofnovember Jul 31, 2014

  • 8.5
    MotorBanker Apr 9, 2015

  • 8.0
    Stallonelythelonely May 14, 2014

  • 8.0
    SwampyCA Aug 5, 2014

  • 8.0
    GreenArrow93 Aug 10, 2015

  • 7.0
    Redeadhood May 21, 2014

  • 5.5
    elMORRO Sep 17, 2015

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