The series that defined comics' response to post-9/11 America
During the Second American Civil War, rookie photographer Matty Roth gets himself embedded in the conflict's infamous no-man's-land: Manhattan Island aka the DMZ. Instead of embracing a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to document the city under siege with a classic journalist’s objectivity, Roth blurs the lines to the point of no return, threatening to fall in with politicians and opportunists, warlords and mercenaries.
DMZ was serialized over six years and seventy-two monthly issues, making it one of DC Comics/Vertigo's longest running series and one of its most culturally resonant. It's appeared on the New York Times Bestsellers list multiple times, and is published in more than a dozen languages worldwide.
NEW YORK TIMES: "THE CIVIL WAR HAS BEGUN. IT'S ON PARK AVENUE" (LINK)
BRIAN WOOD’S APOCALYPTIC COMIC MYTHS CATCH FIRE - WIRED MAGAZINE (LINK)
THE INDEPENDENT on DMZ (LINK)
ECOLOGICAL DISASTER MEETS CREATION MYTHOLOGY
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.
WIRED MAGAZINE ON THE MASSIVE AND BRIAN WOOD (LINK)
BRIAN WOOD'S "THE MASSIVE" PROVES THAT THERE'S ROOM FOR POLITICAL COMICS - COMPLEX MAGAZINE (LINK)
A Norse epic that spans genres and defies expectations
The British Isles were a tempting target to the Vikings, who craved lush land to farm and rich monasteries to plunder, and the fractured Saxon kingdoms were barely able to resist. But as time progressed and the centuries-old pagan belief in nature, the fates, and a raucous warrior afterlife were exposed by the rigid traditions of Christianity, a dark ages culture war took shape.
Over the course of its fifty monthly issues, Brian Wood redefined the Viking genre in comics, introducing a realism and historical devotion that up to that point was almost completely absent.
THE NORTHLANDERS RETROSPECTIVE (LINK)
NORTHLANDERS: BRIAN WOOD TALKS TURNING 25 - COMICS ALLIANCE (LINK)
BRIAN WOOD'S 'THE NORTHLANDERS METHOD' (LINK)
AN AMERICAN FAMILY UNDER SIEGE
Grace Briggs is the new head of the Briggs family, the largest and most secretive antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States. She seeks to take control of the Land—and her family—from the forces of extremism and hate, and return it to its core values.
INTERVIEW AT NERDIST (LINK)
Once the world's most famous chef, Gavin Cruikshank's been in a self-imposed exile for years. In his absence has evolved STARVE, a morally bankrupt competition show that thrills the wealthiest of the wealthy with rare, dangerous, and often illegal cuisine. Addressing real world themes of toxic celebrity, food scarcity and class warfare, STARVE brings its smart and subversive commentary to the forefront, making it one of the most relevant comics in recent times.
A Norse Saga / Samurai Cinema Mashup
One thousand years ago, a murderous clan known as the Forty Swords burned a village to the ground, leaving just two people alive: a shattered father and his young daughter. Setting off on a revenge quest that will span the width of Viking Age Europe, they find the key to repairing their damaged relationship lies in the swords they carry.
Sword Daughter is a visually stunning, emotionally poignant story of parental guilt and acceptance of loss.