We’re only at the end of Friday but the NYCC announcements keep rolling in! With “Spaceman” and “Punk Rock Jesus” proving to be sci-fi hits for Vertigo in 2012, it should surprise no-one that today they revealed plans to continue in this vein with the announcement of two books in the same genre for 2013.
First up is Scott Snyder and Sean Murphy’s “The Wake”.
Beneath the surface, set amidst the claustrophobic yet beautiful and sweeping ocean-scapes, a discovery is made that will reveal a secret mythology. Full of suspense and horror, THE WAKE is an underwater sci-fi epic like none other.
Not content with already having one of the biggest announcements of the con under his belt, Snyder spoke about his new book and re-teaming with Murphy following their well-recieved “American Vampire” mini ‘Survival of the Fittest’, over at The Source:
“I couldn’t be more excited about The Wake!” said Snyder about this new comic book series. “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.”
Also at The Source, Jeff Lemire revealed his follow-up to “The Underwater Welder” and the conclusion of “Sweet Tooth”, “Trillium”:
It’s the year 3797 and botanist Nika Temsmith is researching a species of strange plant-based life forms on a remote science station near the outermost rim of colonized space.
It’s the year 1921, and war-scarred explorer William Pike leads an expedition into the dense jungles of Peru in search of the fabled “Lost Temple of The Incas,” an elusive sanctuary said to have strange healing properties.
Two disparate souls separated by thousands of years and hundreds of millions of miles. Yet they will fall in love and, as a result, bring about the end of the universe. Even though reality is unraveling all around them, nothing can pull them apart. This isn’t just a love story, it’s the last love story ever told.
Lemire indicates that “Trillium” will be a ten-issue series in the vein of “Daytripper” or “Spaceman”, while in an interview with Newsarama, Snyder suggests that “The Wake” will be a maxiseries of “maybe 12 issues”. We’ll be keeping an eye out for these two series, and more news will surely follow as we move towards 2013.