DMZ Vol. 1: On The Ground

July 3, 2006 | Trades


DMZ Vol. 1: On The Ground
Brian Wood, Riccardo Burchielli
Vertigo/DC Comics
$13.50/$9.99 US (Paperback)
**** (out of five)

Most people have had a crappy summer job or internship, but Matty Roth has got us all beat.
He’s been hired as a photo tech intern for Liberty News, what he thinks will be a desk job, only to find out he’s going into the DMZ — Manhattan.
There’s a war on between the United States and the so-called Free States and now Matty’s stuck in the middle — thanks to the fact his ride gets blown up the second he touches down.
With the help of a sympathetic local, Matty survives his first few days in the DMZ and then begins the slow process of documenting the lives of the remaining New Yorkers — who much to his surprise aren’t all savages living off fried rats.
Writer Brian Wood (Demo, Local) and artist Riccardo Burchielli paint a vivid portrait of the never-say-die spirit of NYC in this slick and significant new Vertigo series.

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