Green Wake #1
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Green Wake #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Riley Rossmo Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 6, 2011 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.4Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

A riveting tale of loss and horror. In the forgotten town of Green Wake, a string of grisly mutilations leads Morley Mack on the trail of a young woman named Ariel, who is the prime suspect. But when a stranger with startling connections to Ariel arrives under mysterious circumstances, Morley unravels a dark plot with a shocking link to his past.

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Apr 3, 2011

    "Green Wake" is David Cronenberg liberally adapting Dashiell Hammett. There's a pulp heart beating beneath this murder mystery but it's infused with a body horror that makes you wonder if your emotions are connected to your evolutionary journey. This is a comic that feels familiar like the sound of hard rain on a roof that might not hold. It offers you something special indeed, a razor sharp indictment of that fine line between fate and desire. The writing from Wiebe is absolutely pitch perfect and it couldn't be matched to the art with more precision. This might just be a perfect mystery opening, and you absolutely need to buy this comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - Kev Weldon Apr 19, 2011

    Green Wake #1 looks to be the beginning of something special. Get involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Felicity Gustafson Apr 5, 2011

    If you find yourself wanting something a little more clear cut with simple fun (Superman vs. Lex Luthor), this probably isn't a good series for you. Combining the depth of the storyline (especially the ending) and the detailed artwork, Green Wake is more of a comic for someone who enjoys thinking about philosophy and peeling away the layers of the human psyche. Have you ever had one of those moments where you finish reading and you just have to stop and say, wow and then set down the book to think about what you've just read? That was basically my reaction by end of this issue. If you like an intellectual read that blends psychology, philosophy and mystery all into one comic, I would highly recommend this one. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 11, 2011

    Not a whole lot to say. Career-best work from the uber-talented Riley Rossmo is more than enough to keep me reading this series, but I wish the story made more sense or was just a straight-up crime story. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    IGN - Apr 6, 2011

    If you're questioning whether or not to give this book a try I implore you to just skip through the issue at the store, as Riley Rossmo's art is the best part about Green Wake. Otherwise, save your cash, this new series is more infuriating than entertaining. Read Full Review

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