"The Island" Part 1 of 2. As the city begins its post-election healing process, Matty takes advantage of the relative lull and accepts an invite to embed with the small group of American soldiers holding Staten Island down. But he'll learn first-hand what a ceasefire can do to bored troops with too much time on their hands!
From the start of the war, the man known only as Wilson has been a powerful force within the DMZ underground. In this issue, featuring guest art by Danijel Zezelj (LOVELESS) find out how he came to power at the beginning of the war, and how his shady organization controls the warzone.
DMZ VOL. 8: HEARTS AND MINDS
Matty Roth redefines his role in the DMZ, rolling with a private security force and self-defined mandate to heal the city. But is this the start of a brand-new day – or will this "Rise of Matty" end with the fall of just another petty warlord? Collects DMZ #42-49!
Act 1 comes to its shattering conclusion! Jason confronts the Director in his inner sanctum and positions himself to take over the technological realm. And what really happened when Siobhan was tutored in the Hall of Ashoaa? Is she prepared to do what's necessary to save the Otherworld?
"The Island" Part 2 of 2. The mysteries of Staten Island are revealed to Matty Roth, who quickly realizes things are worse than he was told. And when the situation goes from bad to worse, the secluded residents naturally turn on the "visitor" who just happened to show up in the thick of it. Looks like Matty chose the wrong time to pay a visit.
DMZ VOL. 10: COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
In this collection of tales from DMZ #55-59, citizens and soldiers – new characters and old – weather the storm of a brutal "shock and awe" bombing campaign on the DMZ.
DMZ VOL. 9: M.I.A.
After the shattering events of HEARTS AND MINDS, 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? This volume collects issues #50-54 and includes a pinup gallery with art by Jim Lee, Dave Gibbons, Eduardo Risso and others.
In the mind-bending conclusion of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist" story arc, Matty finds himself in a very different place than when and where he began, and the very nature of his status in the DMZ could be changed forever.