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 langauges worldwide.

Co-created with artist Riccardo Burchielli.  Published by DC Comics/Vertigo.

The gritty comic book DMZ lies somewhere between a post-apocalyptic nightmare and a bizarre tribute to Gotham tenacity... With a stark visual style that matches its narrative punch, this grim graphic novel from writer Brian Wood and artist Riccardo Burchielli measures up to any summer blockbuster.
— Time Out New York
DMZ [is] the pre-eminent example of a growing fashion for comics and graphic novels about, or inspired by, the Iraq war.
— The Independent
The DMZ stories manage to combine the tough, thrilling character of golden age war comics with sharp and complex analysis of the big questions underpinning the modern age of politicized, commercialized warfare. DMZ keeps getting better and better.
— BoingBoing
The dramatic images recall the nightly news, and stories of warzone life ring true. A-
— Entertainment Weekly
Wood and Burchielli gut-wrenchingly portray the chaotic reality of life in a war zone.
— Washington Post
Brian Wood is one of my favorite comic/graphic novel writers.
— Felicia Day
DMZ does what comics do best: bleeding-edge, zeitgeist commentary mixed with hard-boiled adventure.
— Decibel