Author: Scott Snyder
Artist: Sean Murphy
Publisher: Vertigo

The Wake is helmed by Scott Snyder, whose recent treatments of Batman and Superman have received rave reviews across the board. For this year's limited-run series, Snyder created an original horror story set at the bottom of the sea—or so we thought. Set across three different time periods that span from the ancient past to the distant future, the comic focuses on marine biologist Lee Archer, who discovers terrifying beings below the waves. The Wake's 10-issue-run has been rightfully hailed as one of the best comics of the year, and its 2014 Eisner Award for Best Limited Series is well deserved.