The Wake #6

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 26, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 25
9.2Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

"My name is Leeward, and this is where my story begins..."
Our story jumps two hundred years into a flooded future where nothing is the same. The second half of THE WAKE starts here!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 26, 2014

    What the heck is going on? Scott Snyder is giving us a crazy story that will completely suck you in. We were left with a big cliffhanger last issue only to find the events of the story jump forward 200 years. As we see the far off aftermath of the attack from the sea creatures, we are introduced to a new world that still has a huge threat hanging over everyone. Sean Murphy's art and Matt Hollingsworth's colors makes a great story even greater. It's not often we get an intriguing story accompanied by such beautiful art. THE WAKE is the whole package. With the way Snyder keeps shaking things up, there's really no telling where the story is going to go. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Feb 28, 2014

    When I first picked this up at my LCS I thought the cover was Leeward holding a biker helmet for some reason. Much to my surprise when I got home to read it, she's actually holding a bloody mer-head. It's not often the cover sets the tone for a book as well as this one did, because this issue is badass from start to finish. Scott Snyder has crafted a tale of horror, adventure, and intrigue that we don't often see in our medium; it's something you won't want to miss because when he finishes the story after its 10 issue run, everyone will be talking about it. I've heard grumblings of this story being way too clich as far as horror stories go, but Snyder has definitely raised the stakes with the start of this second volume! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comicosity - Alison Berry Feb 28, 2014

    Im really looking forward to where this is going next; Im hoping that Act 1 was The Creature from the Black Lagoon and Act 2 is Aliens. Obviously, Leeward is Sigourney Weaver. The big questions remaining: What did Dr. Archer know? When was that message recorded (could anyone possibly actually survive down there)? Why dont the Gov and the Arm want people to hear it? How badass was it when she ripped its head off?? I should probably take a time out before I get too excited and start looking on eBay for a pet dolphin. I dont think my tub is big enough. Read Full Review

  • 10
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Feb 27, 2014

    If you havent read Part One yet, buy it and catch up. The first five issues have already been collected in a special edition. This is such a brilliant issue that reinvigorates the series. The Wakeisdefinitely one of Vertigos strongest titles. Read Full Review

  • 9.7
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 26, 2014

    Murphy plays an equally important role in delivering this new world to us. His work is exclamation-point exceptional as always, and it is only enhanced by the rich and appropriately water-colored look of Matt Hollingsworth's contributions. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Mar 4, 2014

    An engrossing world, a kickass protagonist, and the highest stakes possible, written in Snyder's flowing narrative and rendered by Murphy's sharp, elegant art. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Mar 3, 2014

    All in all, this issue of The Wake was one of the best books this week, and hands down Scott Snyder's best issue of anything in a while. This series reminds me that Scott Snyder is, in fact, one of the greatest writers in the business. There's a reason that he gets so many accolades, and there's a reason that so many people are excited for him to work with Sean Murphy. Together, the two have come together to create a masterpiece that really needs to be longer. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Feb 28, 2014

    "The Wake" has taken a giant leap forward, both in terms of timeline and ambition. The creature-horror feel of the first five issues has transformed into a huge tale of global catastrophe. Author Scott Snyder wisely resists the urge to overload the reader with new information about the state of the earth, and instead very effectively used the smallest amount of information necessary. Sean Murphy has taken the terror felt in his illustrations of claustrophobic spaces and transferred them to a panoramic scale, and the world he draws is both beautiful and deadly. "The Wake" #6 feels more like a new #1, like Snyder and Murphy decided not to wait to do the sequel. It's an amazing start to the second half, and perfectly displays the global intentions of the incredible creative team. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    AIPT - Jordan Richards Feb 27, 2014

    The Wake #6 is a great issue and a solid start for the second half. The new setting is just fascinating, the potential is almost limitless in what we could see, the writing is as strong as ever, and the artwork is fantastic. It's a great return for this mini-series and I hope you get to jump on in to see it soon, otherwise you may be missing out. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    The Daily Crate - Jennifer Bosier Feb 27, 2014

    Scott Snyder has introduced, with The Wake, a series which fills a void in the current comic landscape. With a lofty story, and the lurking threat of monsters mixed with political machinations, it strokes the cerebral fancy in a delightful way.*Admittedly, his reference of Elaine Morgan's The Aquatic Ape Theory also helped my infatuation. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Timothy Merritt Feb 28, 2014

    While I enjoyed the first arc of The Wake, it was really because of what was teased at the end of issue five that kept me reading, and so far Snyder, Murphy, and Hollingsworth have delivered. True to form, the cliffhanger at the end of the issue elevated the story to another level, and raised enough questions to keep my interest solidified to the end of the ten part series. And at only $2.99 an issue, this is a solid buy made by seasoned creators who are planning something big. Mark my words, this will be a series you'll want to jump into before it ends. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Feb 27, 2014

    Leaping forward in time, “The Wake” #6 explores its sci-fi premise and sets up a new tale. An exceptional team-up, Murphy and Snyder continue to be at the top of their game with “The Wake” series. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Feb 27, 2014

    "The Wake" continues to be a great book that demonstrates the passion and drive of its creators. Snyder and Murphy's love of the story is palpable on the page, and this issue is an incredibly strong kick off to what looks to be a promising conclusion -- one of the best of 2013, and already headed toward the best of 2014. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Feb 27, 2014

    Readers will no doubt enjoy the art as each page is filled with a number of panels that vary in angle and composition but are always rich in detail " the kind of work that encourages a slow and careful reading. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Crave Online - Iann Robinson Feb 26, 2014

    The Wake #6 is another solid issue in a storyline that’s been hard to figure out and impossible to put down. This thing has epic, summer blockbuster action film written all over it. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Mar 2, 2014

    This book is the product of a creative team firing on all cylinders. Snyder, Murphy,Hollingsworth, and Fletcher are delivering an incredible product that acts as both an introductionto a new story and the continuation of an old one. They seamlessly blend two polar oppositestogether into one outstanding issue. As of issue six, The Wake will never be the same again. It'sonly going to get better. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Alan Shields Feb 27, 2014

    The Wake #1 may feel like too much of a change for some. It's a sudden change of pace, and the shift from Sci-Fi Horror to what appears to be just straight up Sci-Fi feels a little odd, otherwise this would have been a 5/5 review, but knowing that it's deliberate, and all part of Scott Snyder's master plan should give you confidence that things are going to get better. Vertigo titles are really where Snyder does his best work, and The Wake is no different. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Feb 27, 2014

    The Wake #6 is all set up but still good. Fans of the series so far will not be disappointed. However, the best part of all this is the art. We don't really have a great feel for what the story will be but if the art is any indication, then it will be pretty different. That doesn't mean it won't be connected fully to the first part, it just means that it will have a different feel to it. With a great cliffhanger ending, The Wake is something regular readers will stick with and new readers can jump on to easily. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Mar 1, 2014

    The Wake is off to a great second act. The comic is a horror book that is setting up the complex plot. There is a lot to like in here and a lot of moving parts, but even if you just look at the visuals you will get your money's worth in entertainment. This is a must-have book. Read Full Review

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