DMZ is incredible. It is addictive and brutal, and a perfect antidote to the flag-waving Fox News broadcasts of the War on Terror. Wood and Burchielli have created something special, something that gets beyond the body counts and the headlines of setbacks and failures.
— Chicago Sun-Times

DMZ

The series that defined comics’ response to 9/11

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.

Nominated for an Eisner Award for Best Writer, 2008


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.
— Boing Boing
One of the strongest series to come out of DC’s Vertigo line.
— AV Club
DMZ does what comics do best: bleeding-edge, zeitgeist commentary mixed with hard-boiled adventure.
— Decibel
Equal parts compelling drama and cautionary tale, filled with inspired little touches. Casting Manhattan as a combination of Baghdad and post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans is Wood’s most brilliant move, putting our own citizens through the same trials that civilians in those bombed-out and battered cities face today.
— San Francisco Chronicle
The gritty comic book DMZ lies somewhere between a post-apocalyptic nightmare and a bizarre tribute to Gotham tenacity... measures up to any summer blockbuster.
— Time Out New York
Combines the thrill of the summer blockbuster with the dire realities of war and a dose of socio-political commentary.
— USA Today