MTV has revealed the cover art for the first issue of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s “The Wake,” the 10-issue miniseries soon to be published by Vertigo. This upcoming mini is one of our most anticipated books for the new year, featuring the writing of Snyder (“Batman”, “American Vampire”) and incredible artwork by Murphy, the man responsible for delivering (writing + illustrating) “Punk Rock Jesus”, one of the finest titles we had the pleasure of reading in 2012. In addition to the exclusive cover reveal, Vertigo also provided a small blurb about the upcoming title that’s currently scheduled to arrive on May 1st.
When Marine Biologist Lee Archer is approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help with a new threat, she declines, but quickly realizes they won’t take no for an answer. Soon she is plunging to the depths of the Arctic Circle to a secret, underwater oil rig where they’ve discovered something miraculous and terrifying…
Writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy bring their acclaimed talents to this sci-fi epic that explores the horrors of the deep, probes the origins of human history, and leaps far beyond to a frightening future.
Check out MTV’s exclusive reveal of Sean Murphy’s cover below. An alternate cover by Adam Kubert will also be made available to retailers.
“The Wake” #1 will arrive on store shelves on May 1, 2013.