Nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, Briggs Land harbors the largest and most secretive antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States.  When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community — and her immediate family — that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.

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BRIGGS LAND was created by Brian Wood, with art work by Mack Chater, Lee Loughridge, and Tula Lotay. 
It's published by Dark Horse

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 was created by Brian Wood and artist Riccardo Burchielli, with additional work by JP Leon, Jeromy Cox, Danijel Zezelj, Nathan Fox, and others.  It's published by DC Comics/Vertigo and stands as one of its longest running series to date, and one of its most critically-acclaimed.

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
DMZ does what comics do best: bleeding-edge, zeitgeist commentary mixed with hard-boiled adventure.
— Decibel
DMZ [is] the pre-eminent example of a growing fashion for comics and graphic novels about, or inspired by, the Iraq war.
— The Independent

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 front lines and the home front collide. Rebels details the epic story of the colonists, explorers and traders, wives and daughters, farmers and volunteer soldiers who, in a few short, turbulent years, created the brand-new nation of America.

Rebels was created by Brian Wood and Andrea Mutti, with work from Jordie Bellaire, Tula Lotay, Matthew Woodson, Tristan Jones, and Ariela Kristantina.  It's published by Dark Horse Comics.

Rebels is a rare treat in the world of comic books today... a great start to a more intimate story of our country’s founding, and is something that speaks a lot of truths about the state of our nation then and now.
— Nerdist
Though its set against the backdrop of the American Revolution, Wood and Mutti’s REBELS is about basic human rights and the freedom to grow into a person or a country on one’s own terms... solid characterization and beautiful art.

Following a global environmental meltdown and social disruption, the activist group Ninth Wave scours the earth’s oceans for its missing sister ship, The Massive.

In the pages of The Massive, the Ninth Wave was struggling to repair a broken world. But before that, they were the preeminent global environmental-rescue unit, taking on criminals, polluters, politicians, and rogue states.

The Massive and The Massive: Ninth Wave was created by Brian Wood and illustrated by Garry Brown, Kristian Donaldson, JP Leon, and others. The series is published by Dark Horse Comics. 

Wood manages to perfectly blend suspense and moral philosophies with geo-political brushstrokes to create one of the freshest books on shelves.
— Complex Magazine
The Massive is packed with the disaster, heartbreak, and heroism that comics nowadays are critically lacking.
— Geeks Unleashed
In a year studded with terrific SF of all sorts, Brian Wood’s latest opus might represent the genre at its purest.
— iFanboy

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 covers multiple genres and points of view, from the foot-soldier standing in the shield wall, the explorer on the sea road to Greenland, the youngsters suffering the boot of Christian conversion, to the women who pick up swords when their husbands fall. Northlanders is the definitive Viking book for the comics medium. 

Northlanders was created by Brian Wood and illustrated by nearly two dozen of comics best talent.  The series is published by DC Comics/Vertigo.

Substantial and vibrant... Northlanders is a major work by a serious writer.
Wood makes [Northlanders] more universal, more modern and current than most viking stories.
— Pop Syndicate
another creative victory for 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.  In his absence his little foodie television show has evolved a morally bankrupt competition show that thrills the wealthiest of the wealthy with rare, dangerous, and often illegal cuisine.  But Gavin’s one-man crusade to end this outrage has stalled out, and he finds himself seduced by the very things he fled from in the first place: the toxic mix of success, money, and adoration.

Starve was created by Brian Wood, Danijel Zezelj, and Dave Stewart.  The series is published by Image Comics. 

STARVE is the perfect combination of smarts, style, and passion... I can hardly think of a new series that is as intellectually impactful and passionately effective.
— Comics Bulletin

1000 A.D. - The Christian conversion of pagan lands is well underway, turning the Viking north into a bleak war zone of occupation and violence. Magnus The Black is an ex-warrior turned fixer for the Church, only looking to ease his people through this painful time. But when a Vatican official under his care is murdered on the infamous "Black Road", he uncovers a secret, something so big it threatens to change the balance of power in all of Europe. 

Black Road was created by Brian Wood and Garry Brown.  The series is published by Image Comics. 

Bleak and beautiful.
— Nerdist

A blistering look at a repressive future America that hits on themes of freedom of expression, hacking, cutting-edge media manipulation, and police surveillance. Channel Zero remains an influential, forward-thinking work that combines art, politics, activism, and graphic design in a unique way.

First published in 1997, Channel Zero has enjoyed an epic twenty years in print.

Channel Zero is created by Brian Wood.  Dark Horse Comics is the current publisher.

[Channel Zero] met several very important criteria for comics activists: self-contained and intelligent, with a female protagonist who absolutely destroyed comics stereotypes.

It was unsurprising, then, that Wood went on to help define the aesthetic of comics activism. If it can be said to be an actual movement, then Wood is without a doubt its official propagandist.
— Comics Alliance

Themes of youth, identity, power, and self-discovery connect these four indie series.

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 where being different is feared. An indie comics classic.

Worlds collide when four young women begin college at the prestigious New York University. But their newfound freedom comes at a price: roommate drama, mysterious love interests, school troubles, and family conflicts. Welcome to adulthood!

Megan McKeenan sets off from Portland, OR with nothing but a backpack and a bad case of wanderlust. Twelve inter-connected short stories represent one year in the life of this young vagabond as she struggles to find a place to call home, both physically and spiritually.

Meet Mara Prince, an especially gifted woman in a sports- and war-obsessed future.  When she starts manifesting strange superpowers, the world that once embraced her turns against her.  Both an intimate coming-of-age story and an epic superhero drama.

Demo is co-created with Becky Cloonan and is published by Dark Horse Comics.
Local is co-created with Ryan Kelly and is published by Oni Press.
The New York Four is co-created with Ryan Kelly and is published by Dark Horse Comics.
Mara is co-created with Ming Doyle and is published by Image Comics.

This is the quintessential “must own” indie comic and a piece of material that should grace every discerning reader’s bookcase everywhere.
— AICN (on Local)
Akira, the Hunger Games, and Superman collide.
— The AV Club (on Mara)
There isn’t a single story here that I didn’t love, that didn’t make me think, that didn’t thud home in my heart.
— Boing Boing (on Demo)
Brian Wood is the master of the single-issue comic, [and he’s] created one of the most complete portraits of a person that I’ve read not just in comics, but anywhere. Brian Wood has mastered the art of writing female characters.
— Bust Magazine (on Local)

Youth culture, urban dystopia, punk rock, ultraviolence, and a vicious sense of humor link these series. 

Collecting the complete four-volume saga, including the prequel graphic novel Couscous Express, this hyper-violent, tongue-in-cheek tale of mercenary bike messengers in New York City who do the jobs no one else will - the black market runs, the smuggling, the hits and the double crosses - breaks all the rules.

In the future world of Supermarket, 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 with a healthy dose of humor and violence.

In a city filled with trust-fund babies and armchair revolutionaries, Heavy Parker rules the punk scene as a benevolent dictator. It's good to be king. Or at least it is until Missy, Heavy's girlfriend, goes away for college. Broken hearts and busted heads, this punk rock romance revenge story is a sarcastic send-up of MTV-era punk rock culture and the kids that worship it.

The Couriers was created by Brian Wood and Rob G.  It's published by Image Comics.
Supermarket was created by Brian Wood and Kristian Donaldson, and is published by IDW.
Pounded was created by Brian Wood and Steve Rolston and is published by Oni Press.

Ingeniously depraved... The Couriers is irredeemable, in the best possible way.
— Entertainment Weekly
It’s got those classic Wood hallmarks: herculean distaste for commodification and authority figures and a whipsmart female lead.
— Comics Bulletin (on Supermarket)
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 (on Couriers)

Stylish thriller-dramas with a tragic edge. 

In a remote coastal village in Northern Scotland, the choice between money and happiness has never been clearer or carried such deadly consequences. When Moss arrives, he is accepted as what he appears to be: a somewhat grubby American backpacker on holiday. Gradually the town begins to realize just who it is they're harboring: a Special Forces soldier turned drug smuggler.

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.

The Tourist was created by Brian Wood and Toby Cypress, and is published by Image Comics.
Fight For Tomorrow was created by Brian Wood and Denys Cowan. Its published by DC Comics/Vertigo.

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
The Tourist is a particularly clever ruse of a title for this book ... In order to finally ‘go home’ psychologically, Moss needs to pick from his available personas and select what actually matters to him.
— Thirteen Minutes