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Review:

"In the aftermath of a massive civilian slaughter by America's own troops, journalist Matty Roth desperately searches for answers and accountability in this hauntingly grim but surprisingly poignant war story. The five-issue collection, continuing to expand upon the intriguing premise of a demilitarized Manhattan resulting from the civil war between the U.S. Government and Free State rebels, showcases numerous conflicting accounts of the infamous 'Day 204 Massacre.' The story is eerily astute in its portrayal of the fog of war, particularly the unavoidably deadly consequences of poorly planned operations in an urban combat theater. Despite Matty's and the reader's genuine desire for justice, or even just some answers, the conclusion is smartly complex and anticlimactic, and therefore heartbreakingly believable. The writing and artwork, by regular artist Burchielli and a variety of guests, is well paired, the gritty images bringing to life a dark, lonely yet claustrophobic cityscape, where a pointless death is only an exploding building or angry mob away. The book expertly explores the intricacies of death and responsibility in combat, and the tragic nature of people who are forced to turn on their own. Adventurous publishers dig deep for forgotten texts." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401216627
Author:
Wood, Brian
Publisher:
Vertigo
Introduction by:
Ford, John G.
Introduction:
Ford, John G.
Illustrator:
Burchielli, Riccardo
Author:
Burchielli, Riccardo
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
Militia movements
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
DMZ
Series Volume:
04
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
10.11x6.76x.32 in. .42 lbs.

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Product details 128 pages Vertigo - English 9781401216627 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In the aftermath of a massive civilian slaughter by America's own troops, journalist Matty Roth desperately searches for answers and accountability in this hauntingly grim but surprisingly poignant war story. The five-issue collection, continuing to expand upon the intriguing premise of a demilitarized Manhattan resulting from the civil war between the U.S. Government and Free State rebels, showcases numerous conflicting accounts of the infamous 'Day 204 Massacre.' The story is eerily astute in its portrayal of the fog of war, particularly the unavoidably deadly consequences of poorly planned operations in an urban combat theater. Despite Matty's and the reader's genuine desire for justice, or even just some answers, the conclusion is smartly complex and anticlimactic, and therefore heartbreakingly believable. The writing and artwork, by regular artist Burchielli and a variety of guests, is well paired, the gritty images bringing to life a dark, lonely yet claustrophobic cityscape, where a pointless death is only an exploding building or angry mob away. The book expertly explores the intricacies of death and responsibility in combat, and the tragic nature of people who are forced to turn on their own. Adventurous publishers dig deep for forgotten texts." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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