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Dmz TP Vol 01 On The Ground [Paperback]

Brian Wood , Riccardo Burchielli
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14 Mar 2012 DMZ (Book 1)
In the near future, America's worst nightmare has come true. With military adventurism overseas bogging down the Army and National Guard, the U.S. government mistakenly neglects the very real threat of anti-establishment militias scattered across the 50 states. Like a sleeping giant, Middle America rises up and violently pushes its way to the shining seas, coming to a standstill at the line in the sand – Manhattan. Or as the world now knows it, the DMZ.

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: DC Comics (14 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401210627
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401210625
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 17.7 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 242,452 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Brian Wood released his first series, Channel Zero, in 1997 to critical acclaim, and has produced comics and graphic novels at a brisk pace ever since, becoming one of the most important creators of the last decade. Other works include Couriers, Demo, Local and Supermarket. He has earned multiple Eisner Award nominations, and his work has been published in close to a dozen foreign markets.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars True, relevant contemporary comicbook 1 Dec 2009
I bought this after reading an offhand comment in another review. I knew nothing about it apart from its supposed quality, and I'm very glad I took the gamble. I've now bought the next 3 collections Body of a Journalist: Volume 2 (DMZ) also and worry what I'll do when I've read them all! The illustrations by Burchielli are fantastically detailed, varied in style and superb at conveying movement and light. That's before we discuss the fantastic story which I would bet my house will be adapted into a movie in the future. The stroyline deals with an not too difficult to believe idea of a second civil war in the USA in which Manhattan island becomes an unstable no man's land between the two opposed forces. The protagonist is a inexperienced young journalist who finds himself stranded in the DMZ. His reporting begins to peel away the propaganda peddled by the government and reveal the painful truth hidden below. An hour in the company of this book is as good as any action movie, but with more brains. Read it now.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars hits the ground running 21 July 2006
Near future america, and a new civil war has left the country split down the middle. The same goes for the city of new york, and manhattan is a demilitarised zone in the middle. But people still live there, and are trying to get by.

When a young journalist gets stranded in manhattan, he passes up the chance for rescue to stay and report on life there.

This is his story.

And what a great story it is. Throwing you into a frighteningly different but very believable america, this is a story with so many possibilities, and in these five issues, we get the start of it. Sympathetic characters and great writing hook you, and superb artwork really portrays the situation well.

Highly recommended
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5.0 out of 5 stars A genuine Double Thumbs Up!! 5 Jun 2013
There are people all over the world living in a war zone right now. With our pampered Western lifestyles it is easy for us to ignore their plight. Art has always drawn attention to difficult topics and there have been several graphic novels that have raised this subject and tried to get us to see what life is like for these people.

DMZ takes a different approach and imagines New York as a war zone. Districts and landmarks known the world over are bombed and occupied. Cleverly this isn't by some foreign invading force it is easy to hate but rather as a result of an American civil war. You get to see what life is like after Americans drop bombs on populated areas.

Whilst a highly political work, like all war reportage, it's the human stories that touch you. We follow photographic intern Matt Roth as he is stranded in Manhattan's Demilitarised Zone. These are short stories of the things he sees, people he meets and his struggle to stay alive. This work is meticulously researched, expertly imagined and skilfully told. An opening news report on the first page tells you everything you need to know to get up to speed in this alternate world.

The art is great. Lots of detail, lots of subdued tones punctuated by fire and explosion. Realistic and expressive faces, dynamic action and a tangible atmosphere of unease and uncertainty.

This is a great work that grips you and won't let go. It doesn't smother you with its politics but educates you as to how you could be living if you had simply been born somewhere else.

A genuine Double Thumbs Up!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really Great 23 April 2012
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This is a really great series. It's enjoyable to read, well drawn, and the storyline is great. It's set in the future, where a rebellion has occurred in America to form two governments (though the rebellion one is essentially a glorified terrorist problem). It delves into the psychology of warfare quite interestingly, and (having only read 2 volumes so far) is setting itself up to be a great read.

Strong recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just read it!! 22 Jun 2009
DMZ is one of the best comics to come out in recent years. it shows how people are living in NYC during a second civil war told through the eyes of photojournalist Matty Roth. Don't want give too much away so buy and you will enjoy it.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Frighteningly Realistic..? 8 May 2007
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Imagine, if you will, an America where the armed forces are spread all over the world on "Peace Keeping" duties. Imagine further if these forces left and the situation in America deteriorated until the disenfranchised members of the far southern states rose up in mass rebellion against the state. Imagine further that this turned into a second civil war that divides the nation and leaves a DMZ, that is the island of Manhattan in New York, that separates the two sides.

This is the fictional setting of DMZ. A young photographer Matthew Roth is sent into the DMZ with a team of reporters and soldiers only to be left there by himself with only his wits and equipment. He them send reports to his network about daily life in the DMZ.

The world as it is portrayed is highly believable, the people are portrayed in a sympathetic yet realistic way. Within the DMZ are stories of horror, love, heroism, depravity in fact everything that is part of the human condition. The people are abandoned by BOTH sides in the conflict and live their lives in constant fear.

I fear that this book will be compared to Transmetroplitan, mainly as it is Science Fiction and has a journalist as the main protagonist - however that is as close as the two actually come to each other. Transmet was all about finding/speaking the truth through whatever means, with this the truth is all around Matt as he reports what is going on. Spider manipulates everyone, whilst Matt is manipulated for other peoples ends.

This is the finest piece of near future writing (in any form) that I have read for several years. Buy it now and see what lurks within the DMZ.

SUPERB 10/10
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