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.
Journalist Matty Roth redefines his role in the DMZ, rolling with a private security force and self-defined mandate to heal the city. But is this the start of a brand-new day--or will this "Rise of Matty" end with the fall of just another petty warlord? Then, Matty retreats into self-exile to take a good, hard look at himself and his conduct since he entered the DMZ, and he doesn't like what he sees.
This new cut includes bonus materials including scripts, design concepts and cover sketches. Collects DMZ #45-59.
Multiple Eisner Award nominee Brian Wood released his first graphic novel, Channel Zero, to considerable critical acclaim, and over the last fifteen years has created hard-hitting and socially-relevant original series such as DMZ, Northlanders, The Couriers, and The Massive. He's also written for some of the biggest titles in pop culture, with work on Star Wars, Conan The Barbarian, Lord of the Rings and X-Men. He lives with his family in Brooklyn. Riccardo Burchielli made his debut in the world of comics in 2003 on the monthly series John Doe. During this time he also worked on short stories for Skorpyo and Lanciostory, two of the most important comics magazines in Italy. His big breakthrough in American comics came in 2005 illustrating and designing the critically acclaimed series DMZ, an intense modern-day war story, written by Brian Wood.