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DMZ #02 : Body of a Journalist

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Publisher Comments:

America's worst nightmare has come true. Having neglected the threat of anti-establishment militias, the U.S. government is in danger of losing control. Middle America has violently risen up, coming to a standstill at Manhattan or, as the world now knows it, the DMZ. Matty Roth, a naive, 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. In this volume, Roth's star power as a wartime reporter rises both within and outside the DMZ and the embedded journalist lands the break of a lifetime: an interview with the infamous leaders of the Free Armies.

Review:

"Readers might assume that they're watching a report from Baghdad as they see a suicide bomber massacring a ragged urban crowd gathered for a clean water distribution in this dark political satire. Actually, the scene is New York City, front line in a full-scale civil war between Free States rebels and the U.S. government. The main focus is Matty Roth, a kid who thought he was entering the city as mere assistant to a veteran reporter but who now finds himself an agonizingly 'embedded journalist' with more power and responsibilities than he ever wanted. For Matty and readers, there's no longer any safe distance from the violence. At the same time, however, the residents of the DMZ feel unexpected, growing satisfaction at what they can do now that they've been violently freed from a government's sham protection, with only themselves to rely on. Wood's scripts present the characters' mingled pain and hope well, but Burchielli's outstanding art really sells the story by intensifying familiar urban grunge into a Third — World — like battle zone. He has a good sense of the city as a sniper-haunted landscape, from deserted streets to a maimed Statue of Liberty. This book is a disturbing, challenging success." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

Review:

"Wood's portrayal of the struggle to survive during wartime resonates in the current political climate, and Burchielli's artwork, like the devastated Manhattan it depicts, is stark and grungy yet exciting and compelling." Booklist

Product Details

ISBN:
9781401212476
Author:
Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli
Publisher:
Vertigo
Illustrator:
Wood, Brian
Illustrator:
Burchielli, Riccardo
Author:
Wood, Brian
Author:
Burchielli, Riccardo
Subject:
Militia movements
Subject:
Graphic Novels - Science Fiction
Subject:
Imaginary wars and battles
Subject:
Graphic Novels - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Comic books, strips, etc.
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Graphic Novels
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
DMZ
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20070231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
10.14x6.66x.42 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 168 pages Vertigo - English 9781401212476 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Readers might assume that they're watching a report from Baghdad as they see a suicide bomber massacring a ragged urban crowd gathered for a clean water distribution in this dark political satire. Actually, the scene is New York City, front line in a full-scale civil war between Free States rebels and the U.S. government. The main focus is Matty Roth, a kid who thought he was entering the city as mere assistant to a veteran reporter but who now finds himself an agonizingly 'embedded journalist' with more power and responsibilities than he ever wanted. For Matty and readers, there's no longer any safe distance from the violence. At the same time, however, the residents of the DMZ feel unexpected, growing satisfaction at what they can do now that they've been violently freed from a government's sham protection, with only themselves to rely on. Wood's scripts present the characters' mingled pain and hope well, but Burchielli's outstanding art really sells the story by intensifying familiar urban grunge into a Third — World — like battle zone. He has a good sense of the city as a sniper-haunted landscape, from deserted streets to a maimed Statue of Liberty. This book is a disturbing, challenging success." Publishers Weekly (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Wood's portrayal of the struggle to survive during wartime resonates in the current political climate, and Burchielli's artwork, like the devastated Manhattan it depicts, is stark and grungy yet exciting and compelling."
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