We wanted to take a moment to rewind and give you a second look at an insider reference that caught our eye in THE WAKE #1, a new limited sci-fi/horror series from Scott Snyder (BATMAN, AMERICAN VAMPIRE, SUPERMAN UNCHAINED) and artist Sean Murphy (PUNK ROCK JESUS), in stores now.
WAKE #1 centers on Lee Archer, a marine biologist approached by the Department of Homeland Security for help. When she finally relents, Archer finds herself plunging into the depths to reach an underwater oilrig where a group of scientists have discovered something that could shed light on the origins of humanity while threatening its very future.
During Dr. Archer’s initial encounter with Agent Cruz of the Department of Homeland Security sharp-eyed readers will spot a visual nod to PUNK ROCK JESUS, the celebrated Vertigo mini-series written and illustrated by Sean Murphy! The hat worn by Dr. Archer bares the name of ‘The Flak Jackets,’ the band Chris, from PUNK ROCK JESUS, joins. Check it out in the gallery above!
If you haven’t read PUNK ROCK JESUS yet, it tells the story of the ultimate reality show stunt: A clone of Jesus Christ, Chris becomes an overnight sensation as the star of a reality television program viewed by billions of viewers from around the globe. In an era where the lines between faith, science and celebrity are becoming increasingly blurred, PUNK ROCK JESUS is a tale for our time.