Brian Wood developed his skills as a comics writer and designer whileworking a string of internet design jobs. Since then he has created aseries of successful comics and graphic novels, most notably DMZ, DEMO,NORTHLANDERS, Channel Zero and The Couriers. In addition to earning himinternational acclaim, these projects have also resulted in four Eisner award nominations. Brian was also a designer for the video gamefranchise series Grand Theft Auto for Rockstar Games.
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In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand--Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ.
In this volume, Matty heads undercover to infiltrate a terrorist cell, lands an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. solider who's found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ, and turns his attention to several locals: a guerilla artist, a former ally who's now worse off than a homeless person, and the powerful head of an organization within the DMZ.
"...reflects the anxieties of many living in the world today and continues the kind of mature storytelling Vertigo thrives on."—Publishers Weekly
"Wood and Burchielli gut-wrenchingly portray the chaotic reality of life in a war zone."—Washington Post
"If residents of Manhattan often feel at odds with the rest of the country, the comic book series DMZ magnifies that anxiety with its radical premise."—The New York Times