For years, the DMZ has been a no-man's-land where armies feared to tread – but not any longer. The rival armies of the USA and the FSA clash in the streets of the city, and Matty Roth watches his adopted city bleed – but is it for the greater good? This Wednesday catch up with Matty Roth in the DMZ written by Brian Wood, with art by Riccardo Burchielli and cover by JP Leon [gallery]
Everyone has secrets, and Riley's are well documented! But what about the other girls in THE NEW YORK FIVE? In this second issue, Merissa and Lona deal with ghosts both at home in Queens and coming into JFK on the red-eye…
Written by BRIAN WOOD with cover by JP Leon DMZ Volume 9: M.I.A. takes Matty to a remote and desolate section of the city. Self-exile forces him to take a good, hard look at himself and his conduct since he entered the DMZ, and he doesn't like what he's seeing. His discovery presents him with an opportunity that he's tempted to take, but is the price too high?
Riley, Lona, Merissa and Ren are about to start their second semester of college in the Big Apple with a fresh start, or so they think…. Pick up issue #1 this Wednesday. [gallery link="file"]
But before we get to that, let’s talk DMZ with series writer, Brian Wood. “We just passed the five year mark on the series, a milestone in itself, and we're going full speed into the final year of the series.
Digital editions of DMZ started going live this past summer, and I was thrilled. As a creator who still feels like an indie guy, digital is a must-do thing, an obvious move, a life line, a complete necessity to keep our books alive and kicking as time goes on. I'm happy beyond belief that DC is kicking this into overdrive, and with guys like Jim Lee directing it, I don't have any doubt it'll continue to expand and mature.
There is one thing I consider especially interesting to emphasize in NORTHLANDERS, in general, not only in this particular story: the use of the splash pages. I can say Brian means something with them, he’s giving us (this is just an interpretation, Brian you can correct me if I’m wrong) a rhythm on reading. Considering how different time passed by during that time compared with modern urban life, between rush hour, mobile phones, work duties and so on...
I always wanted to draw a Viking tale. Since I was a little kid I felt special attraction to this topic. I felt an obsessive admiration for these guys who had the guts to jump into the sea and sail across unknown waters, travel long distances on a very different and dangerous world, conquer countries, know different cultures, and so many other things they did along a very wide period of time in history.
The Rus, as they are called, camped above the river trading furs from a log hall, axed out by slaves. The men—tall as date palms, blond, tattooed— had set a pole out front carved with gods to which they offer things to bless their trade. This was all I saw of their piety or conscience. Caliph, they are the dirtiest creatures of God. - Ibn Fadhlan, On an Arab Mission, Encounters Vikings Volga River, 922 A.D.
Last time we saw the legendary street artist "Decade Later," he was in cuffs and headed to a detention camp. Now, years have passed, and he’s back, walking the streets like he never left--a symbol of art defiant in the face of violent oppression. Writer Brian Wood and artist Danijel Zezelj (LUNA PARK) explore where he’s been and what he’s up to in DMZ #58 on sale tomorrow! [gallery link="file"]