Set during the Viking Age, Northlanders is a sprawling crime epic with a strong eye towards history. Comprised of sixteen different stories than span hundreds of years, it is the definitive Viking story for the comics medium. Published by DC Comics/Vertigo.
Northlanders 1: Sven the Returned (2008) / Northlanders 2: The Cross + The Hammer (2009)
Northlanders 3: Blood in the Snow (2010) / Northlanders 4: The Plague Widow (2010)
Northlanders 5: Metal and Other Stories (2011) / Northlanders 6: Thor’s Daughter (2012)
Northlanders 7: The Icelandic Trilogy (2013)
"...another creative victory for writer Wood... Northlanders is Vikings finally done right!" - Entertainment Weekly
Once the world’s most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank’s been in a self-imposed exile for years. His little foodie television program has since evolved into STARVE, an arena sport that pits chef against chef for the pleasure of their super-rich patrons. It’s a stain on a once-noble profession, and Chef Gavin is ready to go to war to stop it.
Starve 1 (2016)
"Starve is killing it on every level." - All-comic.com
During the Second American Civil War, rookie photojournalist Matty Roth gets himself embedded in the conflict's infamous no-man's-land: Manhattan Island aka the DMZ.
DMZ 1: On the Ground (2006) / DMZ 2: Body of a Journalist (2007) / DMZ 3: Public Works (2007)
DMZ 4: Friendly Fire (2008) / DMZ 5: The Hidden War (2008) / DMZ 6: Blood in the Game (2009)
DMZ 7: War Powers (2009) / DMZ 8: Hearts and Minds (2010) / DMZ 9: M.I.A. (2011)
DMZ 10: Collective Punishment (2011) / DMZ 11: Free States Rising (2012) / DMZ 12: The Five Nations of New York (2012)
DMZ Book One: The Deluxe Edition (2014) / DMZ Book Two: The Deluxe Edition (2014)
DMZ Book Three: The Deluxe Edition (2014) / DMZ Book Four: The Deluxe Edition ( 2015)
DMZ Book Five: The Deluxe Edition (2015)
"DMZ is incredible. It is addictive and brutal, and a perfect antidote to the flag-waving Fox News broadcasts of the War on Terror." - CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
In a rush of great public resistance to an oppressive and excessive government, a homegrown militia movement is formed in rural America. This is not 2015, but 1775. With the war for independence playing out across the colonies, young Seth and Mercy Abbott find their new marriage tested at every turn, as the demands of the frontlines and the home front collide.
Rebels 1: "A Well Regulated Militia" (2016)
"Rebels is a rare treat in the world of comic books today... something that speaks a lot of truths about the state of our nation then and now." - Nerdist
A gifted athlete and a mega-celebrity, Mara Prince is a global brand and the most famous girl alive. But when she starts to manifest superhuman traits, her world starts to crumble around her. Pursued by armies and governments, dropped by friends and sponsors, and dragged through the media, Mara Prince rebels. Rejecting those who’d reject her, she embarks on a global action to let all of humanity know: she won’t sit down and shut up.
Mara 1 (2013)
"Akira, The Hunger Games, and Superman collide." - The AV Club
What does it mean to be an environmentalist after the world has already ended? For Callum Israel, leader of the Ninth Wave oceanic activist group, this is the question that cuts to the core of his identity. In a post-war, post-Crash, post-disaster, post-everything world, nothing is certain and ideologies are meaningless. But the mission remains: search this crumbling world for answers to the cause of the Crash, and keep up the hunt for their missing sister ship, The Massive, lost and adrift in the chaos.
The Massive 1: Black Pacific (2012) / The Massive 2: Subcontinental (2013)
The Massive 3: Longship (2014) / The Massive 4: Sahara (2015) / The Massive 5: Ragnarok (2015)
"In a year studded with terrific SF of all sorts, Brian Wood’s latest opus might represent the genre at its purest, a grim portent made all the grimmer by its proximity." – iFanboy
Meet Moustafa and Special, urban mercenary couriers. Olive Yassin, the Vespa-riding food delivery girl. New York City, a battleground of feuding culinary gangbangers, flamboyant Chinatown mafia kings, and Red Army Special Forces. In Brian Wood’s THE COURIERS, everything comes together in a melting pot of hot sauce and hyperviolence.
Couscous Express (2001) / The Couriers (2003)
The Couriers: Dirtbike Manifesto (2004) / The Couriers: The Ballad Of Johnny Funwrecker (2005)
The Couriers Complete Collection (2012)
"The wild action has a retro feel all its own; this is the motor-roaring muscle car world of Bullitt and The French Connection" – NUVO
A blistering take on media control in a repressive future America, CHANNEL ZERO was Brian Wood’s opening salvo in an all-out assault on the comics medium back in 1997. This influential, forward-thinking series combines art, politics, and graphic design in a unique way: through the story of Jennie 2.5, a self-styled media hacker and voice of a generation.
Channel Zero (2000) / Channel Zero: Jennie One (2003)
Channel Zero: Public Domain (2001) / Channel Zero: Public Domain 2 (2009)
Channel Zero: The Complete Collection (2012)
“It’s about anger as a positive force of creation . . . Someone’s remembered what comics are for. Meet Brian Wood.”—Warren Ellis
It’s hard enough being a teenager. Now try being a teenager with powers. Demo chronicles the lives of young people who are on their separate journeys to self-discovery in a world—just like our own—where being different is feared. Created by Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan.
Demo (2005) / The Demo Scriptbook (2005)
Demo Vol. 1 (2008) / Demo Vol. 2 (2011)
Demo: The Complete Collection (2015)
"Gone are the supervillains and secret schools, and instead you have the things real teens care about: friends, first loves and the need to get away from everyday life. Grade: A" - Variety
Worlds collide when four young women begin college at the prestigious New York University. Shy, literate Riley, overachieving but naive Lona, laid-back West Coaster Ren, and working-class girl Merissa claim newfound freedom living in the big city. But that freedom comes at a price: roommate drama, mysterious love interests, school troubles, and family conflicts. Welcome to adulthood!
The New York Four (2008) / The New York Five (2011)
The New York Four: The Complete Collection (2014)
"A perfect mix of engaging characters, fantastic" - Boing Boing
In the future world of SUPERMARKET, cash rules over everything. Legitimate and black-market economies define the City and everyone in it, controlled by rival factions of the Yakuza and Porno Swede crime families. Convenience store clerkette Pella Suzuki suddenly finds herself right in the middle of it, heir to an empire she couldn't possibly inherit -- but the crime bosses aren't taking any chances. SUPERMARKET is anti-consumerism doctrine with a healthy dose of humor and violence.
"This is Wood at his breezy best. ... It's got those classic Wood hallmarks: herculean distaste for commodification and authority figures and a whipsmart female lead." – Comics Bulletin
Fifteen years ago, young Cedric Zhang was kidnapped and sold into a nightmare world of slavery and exploitation. Forced to fight other abducted children to amuse bloodthirsty crowds, he would have grown up knowing nothing but pain and adrenaline-fueled rage if not for his only friend, Christy. Six months ago, Cedric and Christy were rescued by an investigative journalist. As their new lives began, their bond remained strong, easing their reintroduction into free Western Society. Three weeks ago, Christy went missing. Now Cedric must overcome the shackles of the past and immerse himself in the violent underworld of New York City. Can fighting for one life make a better tomorrow?
Fight For Tomorrow (2003)
"'Fight for Tomorrow' will appeal to fans of 'Fight Club', with its exploration of similar themes, created by a writer who deftly reflects today's society." – NewsOK
LOCAL is a collection of twelve interconnected short stories, each featuring Megan McKeenan, a young woman who sets out from Portland, Oregon with nothing but a rucksack and a bad case of wanderlust. These emotional vignettes each represent a year in the life of this young vagabond as she searches for a place to call home, both physically and spiritually.
"the sharpest slices of life the medium has ever seen." - Brian K. Vaughan (Saga, Y: The Last Man)