Comic Vine Review


The Wake #7 - Part Seven


We've seen the future world in THE WAKE but from the very first pages, Snyder and Murphy show us there is much much more than we thought about.

The Good

We usually start out our reviews with what we really liked about an issue. I have to start with something I don't like. I do not like that there's only three more issues after this. It was mind boggling having the series jump forward 200 years (even though we sort of knew it had to happen eventually) but we're not just getting a quick glimpse at this future world. Last issue we saw hints over how big the world is with glimpses at different people and factions. Within the first few pages, it's like you're smacked in the face (in a loving way) with how much other history there is for these characters.

What it comes down to is, you'll want to see more. I actually found myself reading the issue slower and slower in order for it to last longer. You can tell Scott Snyder isn't writing a simple short ten-issue miniseries. Along the way, he's busy fleshing out the entire world at different moments in time. There's such a feeling of so much we could still see.

Sean Murphy's art is phenomenal. With Matt Hollingsworth's colors, this is such a gorgeous book. You can feel what the characters are feeling by looking at them. When the action kicks in, you'll feel like you're looking at a major Hollywood blockbuster. I can't help but feel it's a little cruel that this is only a miniseries.

The Bad

I think I've already said it. The fact that this is only ten issues and there's only three left is a major bummer.

The Verdict

There's so much to see in the latest issue of THE WAKE. Scott Snyder, Sean Murphy, and Matt Hollingsworth are packing it all into these issues. With the slightest hints, we can feel just how big this comic world is and have to wonder how much detail Snyder and Murphy have laid out in their notes. It's crazy to think there are people out there that haven't read this series yet. I have to say I envy them for the fact that they will be able to enjoy all the issues for the first time still. I don't want this series to end but I cannot wait for the next issue.