On the Ground

Comic Book - 2006
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Written by Brian Wood Art by Wood & Riccardo Burchielli Cover by Wood From indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) comes the first volume of DMZ, collecting the first 5 issues of the series about the ultimate embedded war journalist trapped in a most unlikely war zone: the streets of New York City. 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. Matty Roth, a na#65533;ve young man and aspiring photojournalist, lands a dream gig following a veteran war journalist into the heart of the DMZ. Things soon go terribly wrong, and Matty finds himself lost and alone in a world he's only seen on television. There, he is faced with a choice: try to find a way off the island, or make his career with an assignment most journalists would kill for. But can he survive in a war zone long enough to report the truth?
Publisher: New York, NY : DC Comics : 2006
ISBN: 9781401210625
Branch Call Number: GN Wood
Characteristics: 126p illus
Additional Contributors: Burchielli, Riccardo
Alternative Title: On the ground


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BookReviewer2015 Apr 15, 2015

This one is a real shocker....if you like Y: The Last Man you will like this series.

Apr 09, 2013

Brian Wood is consistently one of the best writers in comics today. His first installment of DMZ is simply brilliant - the best TPB I've read! Manhattan is the DMZ, a no-man's-land between two warring factions, and an extremely dangerous place. A member of the media finds himself with an opportunity to tell the tale of life in the DMZ from all types of different perspectives - soldiers on one side, soldiers on the other, and all of the regular people caught inbetween - and all the while trying to not get himself killed! This is Brian Wood on the very top of his game, and the artwork is simply outstanding.

Jul 06, 2011

A cool graphic novel with a great premise (sort of like an alternative history/dystopia premise with a new american civil war). My only problem is that none of the characters, including the main one, really grabbed me, which is kind of disappointing and while the premise is cool, there wasn't much plot in the first book. Still, I'll probably check out some more titles in this series. I liked Y-the Last Man, Fables, and the Walking Dead better but maybe this will grow on me.

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