During the Winter of 2005, indie phenom Brian Wood and newcomer to American comics Riccardo Burchielli launched DMZ through DC’s Vertigo imprint. Critically acclaimed since its inception, the series is a dystopian piece of speculative political fiction which examines the national identity of the modern day United States. In the years since its debut, DMZ has proven to be a powder keg of social thought, voicing a prescient slice of ideological discourse for a generation of Americans. DMZ is predicated upon a not-too-distant future where the US overextends itself abroad, domestic social unrest peaks, the frustration and disenfranchisement of the American Heartland gives rise to the secessionist Free States of America (FSA) movement, and the country plunges rapidly into the Second American Civil War. The titular DMZ refers to the demilitarized zone of Manhattan, which is a hotly contested front separating the FSA forces from the remnants of the USA. The book’s emotional anchor is Matthew Roth, a green journalist who is dropped right into the heart of the DMZ as the series opens. Roth’s character arc may be a thematic Brian Wood identity quest as we’ve seen develop in his larger body of contemporary work, but when observed in greater context, the narrative sweep of DMZ also offers startling commentary reflective of the divisive nature of our current socio-political climate.
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