The hot new series from indie comics icon Brian Wood (Demo, Channel Zero, GLOBAL FREQUENCY) and up-and-coming Italian artist Riccardo Burchielli (John Doe) continues. With the horrors of the previous day's events still resonating in his head, Zee takes Matty on a walking tour of war-torn Manhattan, where...
During a surprise attack on Manhattan's Lower East Side, Matty is captured by the government army who plan on taking him out of the DMZ. However, when he inadvertently winds up on the wrong side of a shoot-out, he once again finds himself alone in a warzone, only this time without his trusty "tour guide,"...
Left to his own devices in war-torn Manhattan, Matty stumbles into Central Park, where he comes face to face with a crew of armed and dangerous environmentalists. Are these the mysterious "Ghosts" who protect the once beautiful park, or is Matty at the mercy of a gang of psychotic tree-huggers?
After a few weeks of covering day-to-day life in the DMZ, Matty finally gets his first big news break: an interview with a notorious local tribal boss. However, when Matty arrives to the interview, who he finds sitting next to the crime boss could make for an even bigger scoop.
Part 1 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." With his star power as a wartime reporter on the rise both within and outside the DMZ, Matty soon lands the break of a lifetime: an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies.
Part 2 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." It's the middle of summer in the DMZ, and as the temperature rises, so does the body count. And unless Liberty News can keep a lid on the story, it'll boil over, endangering the lives of everyone in the DMZ - including Matty.
Part 3 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." The big story's broke, and now the whole world is focused on Matty as he struggles to pull a deal together to not only save his life, but the lives of everyone close to him. And to pull this off, he's going to need the help of his old guide, but will Zee even...
Part 4 of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist." Zee's holding a grudge, the Free Armies are blackmailing him, the Network's using him as bait, some other crazy girl is manipulating him, he's battling a really bad intestinal infection and his paranoia's getting the better of him. And that's just the start...
In the mind-bending conclusion of the 5-part "Body of a Journalist" story arc, Matty finds himself in a very different place then when and where he began, and the very nature of his status in the DMZ could be changed forever.
The origin of Zee, featuring guest art by Kristian Donaldson (Supermarket)! Follow Zee from her humble beginnings as a med student through the day the second civil war hit Manhattan.
In this special stand-alone issue, Brian Wood supplies both script and art and gives readers an in-depth look at life, culture and the unique neighborhoods within the DMZ. Think of it as a tourist guide to one of the most dangerous destinations on Earth - Manhattan, New York City...the DMZ.
Artist Riccardo Burchielli returns for the 5-part "Public Works" story arc. Now that he's a free agent after severing his contract with Liberty News, Matty goes undercover as a day laborer on various construction sites around the city. And it doesn't take long before he stumbles on some shady business...
"Public Works" part 2 of 5. Matty has infiltrated a terrorist cell determined to disrupt any and all construction sites owned and operated by the shady Trustwell, Inc. In the process, he also develops a close friendship with a female member of the group. But when he discovers her plans - as well as who...
'Public Works,' Part 3 of 5. Matty risks his undercover status by foiling a terrorist cell's suicide bombing operation, thus turning away the mysterious girl who'd been helping him. Meanwhile, he uncovers who the terrorist's main backers are, and once again realizes that things are never what they seem...
'Public Works' part 4 of 5. Matty's on the outs with his 'friends' in the terrorist cell he'd infiltrated and now finds himself a marked man. To make matters worse, the U.N. pulls out of the DMZ, leaving security to Trustwell Inc.'s ruthless soldiers-for-hire.
The mind-blowing conclusion of the 5-part 'Public Works.' With tensions between Trustwell, Inc., the United Nations, the terrorist cell and, of course, the residents of the DMZ at fever pitch, it's once again up to reluctant hero Matty Roth to quiet the storm - but when he finally exposes himself as an...
Part 1 of the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' Matty Roth reluctantly landed an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. soldier who's found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ. What follows is a look at how the DMZ came to be, from the perspective of a kid who came from the Midwest and walked right into...
Part 2 of the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' After hearing the young Grunts' version of the infamous Day 204 Massacre, Matty Roth interviews his commanding officer, who gives a much more 'sanitized' version of the day's events. Meanwhile, a military tribunal plans to release the charges on all those involved...
Part 3 of the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' While everyone anxiously awaits the verdict on the 'Day 204' trial, Matty takes to the streets and visits the site of the massacre, the memorial, and talks to residents who got caught in the crossfire.
Part 4 of the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' Matty is called in for an exclusive, on-the-record interview with a top-level commander who was in charge the day of the brutal 'Day 204' massacre. But given what Matty already knows about the day's events, he's less than impressed with the commander's version.
Concluding the 5-part 'Friendly Fire.' With the verdict on the Day 204 massacre hitting the headlines, the eyes of the world are once again on the DMZ. And just as tensions reach a boiling point, the military give the people of Manhattan a gift - the soldier 'responsible' for it all.
In the aftermath of the Day 204 trials, Matty Roth turns his attention to 'the hidden war' - the thousands of ordinary people living under fire inside the DMZ. His first subject is the underground arts scene - and one guerrilla artist in particular planning a huge stunt unseen in the city since the 1970s...
One wild night in the life of the DMZ! We follow DJ Random Fire as he spends a rough day - dodging bullets, ex-girlfriends, and rivals in the club scene - in preparation for a show that night.
Early in the war, a Free States Soldier went AWOL in a botched attempt to defect to the other side. He was presumed K.I.A., but Soames is alive and leading the Ghosts in Central Park. So how did a rogue insurgent fighter become the city's most infamous eco-warrior?
'Blood in the Game,' Part 1 of 6. As yet another round of reconciliation talks begin between the U.S. government and the Free States, a new player emerges, combining political charisma and military cunning. Could the DMZ's answer to Ché Guevara be the key to healing the DMZ, or does he have other intentions?
'Blood in the Game' Part 2. After years in the DMZ, Matty Roth has been faced with numerous challenges, but for the first time ever, he's faced with rejection, as his story on a revolutionary named Delgado is rejected by all news agencies. Rejection he can handle, but it's a surprise phone call that just...
'Blood in the Game' Part 3. As the pro-Delgado movement expands, the P.R. firms of both the United States and of the FSA attempt to get the revolutionary on their sides. But Delgado has plans of his own.
'Blood in the Game' Part 4. All hell breaks loose in the DMZ as an assassination attempt is made on Delgado during an impassioned speech. Before the dust even settles, officials from all sides try and spin the shooting in their favor - with even Matty Roth taking advantage of the situation.
Where's Delgado? After the shooting, he hasn't made a public appearance, but only issued statements through proxies. Is he even alive? With the election right around the corner, everyone's in a frenzy.
The dramatic conclusion to the 6-part 'Blood in the Game'! Election day. The very future of the DMZ rests in the hands of the voters. The stakes are massive, and Matty and the Delgado Nation are out to keep the peace and bear witness to any intimidation or violence. Will Delgado show? Will it be 'by the...
'The Island' Part 1 of 2. As the city begins its post-election healing process, Matty takes advantage of the relative lull and accepts an invite to embed with the small group of American soldiers holding Staten Island down. But he'll learn first-hand what a ceasefire can do to bored troops with too much...
'The Island' Part 2 of 2. The mysteries of Staten Island are revealed to Matty Roth, who quickly realizes things are worse than he was told. And when the situation goes from bad to worse, the secluded residents naturally turn on the 'visitor' who just happened to show up in the thick of it. Looks like...
'War Powers' part 1 of 4. The status quo's tossed out the window as Matty, back from his misadventure in Staten Island, finds Parco Delgado in office as provisional governor of the City of New York. This first issue of the 'War Powers' 4-part arc rips through Parco's first 100 days at breakneck speed...
'War Powers' part 3 of 4. Deep in Chinatown, Matty strikes it rich - at least for his bosses. Now he has a long fight back through the war-torn streets of New York. What's the money for, anyway? And what 'game changer' does Parco have planned?
'War Powers' part 4 of 4. For all of Parco Delgado's tough talk, his military posturing, his brazed declarations and his dismissal of his enemies, what's his insurance policy? What protection does he have to back him up? What the hell has he got buried in the ground in the middle of Central Park? Find...
Written by Brian Wood Art by Nikki Cook Cover by John Paul Leon Having rejected the relative safety and stability of Parco Delgado's government enclave (as well as a relationship with Matty Roth), Zee ventures out into the wilds of the DMZ. What is she seeking? Peace of mind? A greater truth? Or does...
"No Future: Part 1 of 3 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Ryan Kelly. Cover by John Paul Leon. You've seen them countless times in the pages of DMZ. Violent killers - anonymous and silent - behind gas masks and heavy clothing. Always the vanguard of death and destruction. But who are they and where do they...
"No Future: Part 2 of 3 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Ryan Kelly. Cover by John Paul Leon. Track the inner workings of the DMZ's notorious death cult from its more mindless and random street actions to the more sophisticated operations that betray its thug exterior. After witnessing the crash-landing...
Written by Brian Wood. Art by Ryan Kelly. Cover by John Paul Leon. The conclusion of 'No Future' sees our nameless hero sent out on a mission he has no plans to return from. But is that by design of his masters - or initiative on his own part? Let out in daylight for the first time in years, he sees aspects...
Hearts and Minds: Part 1 of 5 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Cover by John Paul Leon. Following the tumultuous events of the past year, Matty Roth is redefining his role in the DMZ. No longer content to be merely a citizen journalist or a mouthpiece for Parco Delgado's struggling...
Hearts and Minds: Part 2 of 5 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Cover by John Paul Leon.The world struggles to come to grips with Parco Delgado's nuclear revelation, and while he's shooting hoops and avoiding the press, Matty is out there forging new alliances and advancing his own...
Hearts and Minds: Part 3 of 5 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Cover by John Paul Leon. The past comes back to haunt Matty in the form of both family and friends. To blow off some steam, he goes after a Trustwell sleeper cell. Of course, this is not Matty Roth, 'naive observer.' And...
Hearts and Minds: Part 4 of 5 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Cover by John Paul Leon. The USA, in the name of global stability, is abandoning all manner of negotiation, peace talks, ceasefires and diplomacy and moving forward unilaterally in its goal of a nuclear-free Manhattan.
Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli, Ryan Kelly, Rebekah Isaacs, Fábio Moon, and JP Leon. Cover by Riccardo Burchielli Celebrate 50 issues of DMZ with 'Notes from the Underground,' an oversized collection of short stories gathered by stranded rookie journalist Matty Roth on location in the...
M.I.A: Part 1 of 4 - Written by Brian Wood. Art by Riccardo Burchielli. Cover by JP Leon. After the shattering events of issue #49, we start to pick up the pieces with 'M.I.A.', a four-part story taking Matty to a remote and desolate section of the city. With no phone, no computer and no contact at all...
Written by BRIAN WOOD Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI Cover by JP LEON 'Free States Rising' concludes here as the final battle for the city of Manhattan, as well as the fate of the entire country, begins to unfold. Matty Roth, the ultimate embedded journalist, reconnects with his on-again off-again friend...
Five Nations of New York: Part 2 of 5 - Written by BRIAN WOOD Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI Cover by J.P. LEON With only five issues of DMZ left, 'The Five Nations of New York,' the final arc in the DMZ saga, continues! As New York City starts the healing process, the political realities on the ground are...