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Snyder And Murphy’s Tale Of Ocean Horror Continues In ‘The Wake’ #3 [Preview]

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After just two issues, The Wake is a success. The new 10-issue miniseries from the creative team of Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy has had strong reviews coupled with impressive sales numbers -- issue #1 of the series is the highest-selling Vertigo book in a decade. A mix of horror and mythology spanning three different time periods, The Wake features a group of scientists, led by Dr. Lee Archer, attempting to uncover the secrets of a vicious Merman-like creature captured by the U.S. government. As Dr. Archer and her team do their best to discover the truth, the creature -- with the ability to invade their thoughts, granting them each what they believe to be their heart's desires -- has other plans.

Vertigo has provided ComicsAlliance with a preview of The Wake #3, including a variant cover from Dustin Nguyen, and you can check it out after the cut.

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Scott Snyder On ‘Superman Unchained,’ ‘Batman: Zero Year’ And His Hat: ‘You Can Soar’ [SDCC 2013]

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Over the past few years, Scott Snyder has rocketed to a position as one of DC's top writers, handling both Batman's origin with Greg Capullo in the pages of "Zero Year" and the high-profile launch of Superman Unchained with Jim Lee. At Comic-Con he sat down to talk to us about how to challenge the Man of Steel on a geopolitical level, the meaning behind the Red Hood Gang and their inspiration, and why wearing a Batman baseball cap made him feel like he was in high school again.

Spoilers for both "Zero Year" and upcoming issues of Superman Unchained follow!

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‘The Wake’ #1 Highest Selling Vertigo Issue In More Than A Decade

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ICv2 has released its estimates for comics sales by Diamond Comic Distributors to direct market comic shops in May 2013. Based on Diamond indexes and publisher data, the numbers provided by ICv2 aren't exact, but they provide a barometer for measuring how print sales of various titles compare to each other. There are a few interesting numbers on this month's list, but one really stood out: The Wake #1, by creators Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy, sold approximately 45,000 copies, making it possibly the best selling Vertigo single issue in over ten years.

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20 Very Important Things About ‘Superman Unchained’ #1 [Spoilers]

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A very enormous Superman movie is opening in America today, and the Man of Steel publisher DC Comics is availing itself of the occasion to launch Superman Unchained, a brand new ongoing series by Scott Snyder and Jim Lee. Staffed by two of DC Comics' current superstars, Superman Unchained is designed not just to entertain its existing readership and to welcome Man of Steel viewers intrigued by what they've seen on screen (an eminently sensible plan), but the pairing of Lee and Snyder has also drawn some lapsed Superman readers back to see what's become of Earth's greatest hero since his New 52 makeover.

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‘Batman: Zero Year’ – A New Reader’s Reaction To The Dark Knight’s Updated Origin

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I'm not a Batman fan. I know that's heretical, especially here at ComicsAlliance, but we preach tolerance here and we practice it too. I'm ambivalent about Batman. I like some stories, dislike others, know enough about the character to know that I hate Christopher Nolan's version, but beyond an appreciation for the character's cultural weight and admiration for his peerless rogues gallery, I don't care enough about the character to read a lot of his comics.

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Intrigue Abounds In Scott Snyder & Sean Murphy’s ‘The Wake’ #1 [Review]

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I didn't really think I'd be comparing Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy's new, 10-issue Vertigo series The Wake to Jason Aaron and Esad Ribic's Thor: God of Thunder after the first installment, but here we are.

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Snyder And Murphy On ‘The Wake’: A Vast But Claustrophobic Sci-Fi & Horror Adventure [Interview]

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Next month, writer Scott Snyder and artist Sean Murphy team up for the new Vertigo mini-series The Wake. Early promo materials are short on details, but they say this much: The series is a "thrilling new underwater horror adventure" in which the U.S. Department of Ho

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DC Comics Kicks Off Year Two Of ‘We Can Be Heroes’ With Crowdfunding Project

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DC Entertainment is kicking off year two of its We Can Be Heroes campaign with the slogan "Get something good. Do something great." The biggest philanthropic initiative in the history of DC Comics and its par

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Scott Snyder Talks ‘Batman: Zero Year’: ‘It’s Become Something That’s As Ambitious As I Can Make It’

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Last week, DC announced that Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo would be doing an updated origin for Batman in the pages of Zero Year, starting in June's Batman #21. Considering that Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's Batman: Year One has been the

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DC Takes Its First Shot At Making You Say ‘WTF’

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When it was time to solicit its titles that would be on shelves next month, DC Comics announced that April would be "WTF" month. As part of the initiative, the publisher stated that each comic in April would come with a gatefold cover that, when fully revealed, would shock the reader, making it 100% WTF Certified.

This afternoon

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