This has been quite the news week for Scott Snyder. Yesterday, we mentioned that he and Jim Lee will collaborate on an as-yet-untitled Superman book in 2013. At the New York Comic-Con, it was announced that the Superman book wouldn't be the only new series from the writer this year. He and his American Vampire: Survival of the Fittest illustrator Sean Murphy will reunite for The Wake, a Vertigo-published limited series.
The Wake, called “a big, twisted sprawling science fiction and horror epic” by Snyder, begins with a “terrifying” discovery at the bottom of the ocean linked to a secret mythology. What exactly unfolds post-discovery wasn’t addressed, but odds are it will be catastrophic.
“It’s one of the most ambitious stories I’ve ever done,” Snyder said, “and there’s no one I’d rather be creating it with than Sean Murphy. [he’s] 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.”
Snyder had a bit of bad news for American Vampire fans today as well. After issue #34, which goes on sale January 2, the currently on-going series will go on a hiatus until the latter half of 2013.