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.

 The Wake #3 goes on sale July 31 at your local comic shop and digitally via ComiXology.