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 made the New York Times Bestsellers list multiple times, and is published in more than a dozen langauges worldwide. DMZ is co-created with artist Riccardo Burchielli.
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)
POLITICAL / WORLD-BUILDING / NEAR-FUTURE:
THE NEW YORK FOUR
CONAN THE BARBARIAN