The Wake #9

The Wake #9

Writer: Scott Snyder Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: June 4, 2014 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 19
8.5Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A post-apocalyptic USA only partially above sea level, a country overrun by corrupt leaders fearful of horrific mermaids, a voice dredged up from the deep, dark past how will all these factors tie together in the acclaimed miniseries by Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy? Will Leeward discover something more to the life she knows out across the vast ocean? Find out in the penultimate issue of THE WAKE!

  • 10
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jun 4, 2014

    From the beginning, seeing Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's name attached to this series should have been all the reason you'd need to dig into this series. It's been a crazy ride and it's both great and sad to see the conclusion to this story. Snyder's vision and Murpy's art have created an incredible world that leaves you hungry for more. We get some answers and a crazy cliffhanger that will make sure you won't miss the final issue. It's great to have comics like this. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics: The Gathering - F.D. White Jun 4, 2014

    A bombastic, cliff-hanger of an issue that truly doesn’t let up once it starts, The Wake #9 proves that this is Snyder and Murphy working at their best. I’m sad and excited for the final issue next month. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Infinite Comix - Oscar Bergeron-Oakes Jun 9, 2014

    Snyder has conceived one of the greatest comic book stories seen in quite some time. There is so much to be explored in Leeward's world, and Snyder manages to balance his grandiose vision of the world with the small emotional moments very well. Despite all of the exploring and big ideas, Snyder still comes back to the important pieces, delivering strong moments with Captain Mary, Leeward, and others that remain unmentioned. The Wake has been incredibly broad in its scope, spanning thousands of years and the entire globe, but Snyder has found a way to bring it all together to conclude in one final issue. It's an incredible feat that seemed unimaginable halfway through the series, but has been executed perfectly. The final pages of The Wake #9 are just awesome. It's a perfect set up for the impending conclusion. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Forrest C. Helvie Jun 5, 2014

    As Snyder begins to draw this aquatic sci-fi thriller to a close, Issue #9 makes it clear he still has a few more surprises left to deliver. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jun 5, 2014

    Issue #9 only raises an already high bar, both artists in top form with their storytelling. The ending is sure to stir up a number of different theories, but one thing is for certain--the finale can't get here soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Dodge Jun 6, 2014

    When compared with the first five issues, the climax of "The Wake" is moving along at bullet train speed. This is a series that will greatly benefit from a reread when it's collected in a trade, as Snyder has planted plenty of little details that aren't vital to the main story and do add to the tone. There are points in the issue where the shear amount of stuff going on threatens to get overwhelming, but Snyder and Murphy keeps the endgame in focus, even as they creates even more mysteries. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Jordan Richards Jun 4, 2014

    The Wake #9 is another solid issue and does a great job building towards the finale, even if feels like tease in some areas. The end is in sight for the mini-series and after all its buildup, will it be able to live up to the hype and meet our expectations? If these past nine issues are any indications, I think we can rest easily. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Jun 6, 2014

    The Wake continues to deliver stellar work and the thought of this ride ending next month is just depressing. Come on Vertigo, let's see some spin-off stories! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Coming Up Comics - David Melton Jun 4, 2014

    I don't want this series to end, but if it must, it's at least going out on top. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Jun 9, 2014

    The final page of "The Wake" #9 has a face-to-face that feels simultaneously inevitable and surprising. The second half of "The Wake" hasn't been as strong as the first half, but it maintains mysterious and wondrous tone and atmosphere that Snyder and Murphy have established. It's a bit too much story for five issues can handle, but the final leg of Leeward's quest still expresses Snyder's themes of the breadth and long reach of history, and of humankind renegotiating and again finding its place on earth. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Jun 5, 2014

    At the end of the day, a series like The Wake is going to make or break on its tenth and final issue. Nonetheless, issue #9 tears down a lot of previously constricting narratives, hopefully in order to build back something even more interesting in the final issue. Snyder and Murphys The Wake has the chance to go down as an essential graphic novel collected edition. Heres to hoping the final issue delivers. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Jun 11, 2014

    The writing's solid; the art's superb; but the pacing and substance are so thin that you can't help coming away from the issue somewhat dissatisfied. Read Full Review

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