If you were thinking that Batman, Swamp Thing, and American Vampire aren’t enough, then we’ve got good news for you. Writer Scott Snyder is teaming up with his American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest collaborator Sean Murphy to bring you The Wake from Vertigo Comics. Don’t worry, this series isn’t Snyder’s first foray into a comedy about jet skis, but a horror suspense story going on just beneath the ocean’s surface. While there are elements in previous stories, The Wake marks Snyder’s first significant science fiction story in comics. It will no doubt be a treat to watch Sean Murphy tackle this other strange environment in the way that only he can, as soon as he finishes up Punk Rock Jesus.
Here’s Snyder’s take on the new series.
“I couldn’t be more excited about The Wake! This is a story Sean and I have actually been developing together for more than a year, a big, twisted, sprawling science fiction and horror epic, all of which begins with a single, terrifying discovery at the bottom of the ocean. It’s one of the most ambitious stories I’ve ever done, and there’s no one I’d rather be creating it with than Sean Murphy. Sean’s a great friend and we had a blast together on AMERICAN VAMPIRE: Survival of the Fittest; luckily, he’s also one of the industry’s brightest new stars, someone with unrivaled abilities as a world-builder-every scene he draws is so fully realized, so richly imagined, it’s hugely inspiring working with him, and I’m grateful to him for signing on to be my partner at the end of the world, here.”
The only other thing we know is that it starts up in 2013.