THE COURIERS / SUPERMARKET / POUNDED

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

Co-created with artists Rob G, Brett Weldele, Kristian Donaldson, and Steve Rolston. Published by Image Comics, IDW, and Oni Press.


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The Couriers: The Complete Series
Collecting the complete four-volume saga, this hyper-violent, tongue-in-cheek tale of mercenary bike messengers in New York City breaks all the rules.

Collects:
Couscous Express (2001)
The Couriers (2003)
The Couriers: Dirtbike Manifesto (2004)
The Couriers: The Ballad of Johnny Funwrecker (2005)

 

Supermarket
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.  Armed with phone messages from beyond the grave and a natural sense of street-level economics, she fends off hit squads, following a path defined for her well before she was born. Supermarket is anti-consumerism doctrine with a healthy dose of humor and violence.

Pounded
In a city filled with trust-fund babies and armchair revolutionaries, Heavy Parker rules the punk scene as a benevolent dictator. He sings lead in a local hardcore band. He puts out zines, pseudo-revolutionary material, and flypost propaganda about town. It's good to be king. Or at least it is until Missy, Heavy's girlfriend, goes away for college. How can a guy like Heavy be expected to handle a long-distance romance?  Broken hearts and busted heads, this punk rock romance revenge story is a bitter and sarcastic send-up of MTV-era punk rock culture and the kids that worship it.

PRESS:

Think of Kick-Ass crossed with Run, Lola, Run. It’s lovely stuff, and the art conveys that Tarantino-ey balletic violence in a way I’d never have suspected was possible without actual moving pictures.
— Boing Boing
Ingeniously depraved... The Couriers is irredeemable, in the best possible way.
— Entertainment Weekly
The wild action has a retro feel all its own; this is the motor-roaring muscle car world of Bullitt and The French Connection, rather than the caffeine-fueled world of Jerry Bruckheimer.
— NUVO
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 (on Supermarket)
While Wood does lace the story with many fun ideas that are great to chew on, things like futuristic paranoia, commentary about youth culture, rampant consumerism, Japanese car culture, organized crime, but there’s no denying that the star of the show is the witty and entertaining Pella Suzuki.
— 13 Mins (on Supermarket)
Soapy and bawdy... one of this year’s best romance comics.
— Spin Magazine (on Pounded)