COMIC DMZ - New comic from Vertigo

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  1. backslide

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    http://catalystdesigns.com/comics/index.php?dir=DMZ

    In the near future, militia groups from middle America rise up together to fight against America's world police and preemptive war actions.

    They push the war all the way to New York City where there has been a stalemate for 50 years. With the United States in Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island on one side and The Free States Army in New Jersey and inland, Manhatten island is now a DMZ (demilitarized zone) where the citizens belong to neither side.

    It's the story of Matty Roth who is a photo tech intern (the guy that takes care of the cameras) that's suddenly dropped into Manhatten without any support. Getting past his initial shock, he decides to stick around and be one of the first embedded journalists in the DMZ.

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    The comic is very well drawn. And the story is pretty interesting. While it is set in another "post-apocalyptic war scenario (you half-expect Snake Plissken to show up somewhere. :o ) the story so far deals less with the politics and more with the people inside the DMZ.

    There are only 5 issues currently, here's hoping the story will continue to develop and be interesting.
     
  2. Hiero

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    Warren Ellis is the writer, right?
     
  3. backslide

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    No, Brian Wood is the writer.

    http://www.brianwood.com/
     
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    This stuff ain't bad, I'll be keeping an eye on it in the future.
     
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    I didn't like it. It felt a bit preachy.
     
  6. DoctorDoom

    DoctorDoom Doom always keeps his word. OT Supporter

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    I think it's fairly good, especially the concept. Though I did expect it to be "the next big thing," kind of like when Y-The Last Man first came out.
     
  7. Pyrdwein

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    I do like the concept, the application of it could use a bit more polish imho. The lead character hasn't really grabbed me yet, but its only 5 issues in.
     
  8. ae86drift

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    i saw this @ my local comic shop
    looks OK but it didnt grab me
     

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