DMZ: Body Of A Journalist

March 12, 2007 | Trades


DMZ: Body Of A Journalist
Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Vertigo/DC Comics
$15.99/12.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

First Matty Roth got sick and then he died.
And he’s kind of pissed about both.
Roth is Liberty News’ only journalist living in the DMZ, the former city of New York, after crash landing while he was an intern tagging along on a news gathering mission.
He’s seen the shocking fallout of the second American civil war, between the U.S.A. and the so-called “Free States”, and its repercussions on what once was the nation’s greatest metropolis.
He is not prepared, however, for when after already contracting a nasty bug from drinking contaminated water, he is used as a pawn by both sides of the conflict — until his employers, in order to protect themselves from an embarrassing political defeat, announce he’s been killed.
Now Roth’s in a battle against time and two rival armies as he searches for anyone he can trust to get himself back among the land of the living.
Writer Brian Wood (Local) and artist Riccardo Burchielli continue their startlingly realistic vision of the a future where U.S. policies have lead the country to disaster with a jaw-dropping second volume packed with intrigue.

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