New Jersey, Inland and the Free States
Drove to Comic Lair, but missed it being open. Boo hoo, I'll have to talk about an older comic.
DMZ #1, January 2006
I'm still working on getting to some comics I missed from Vertigo that the NYcomicon turned me on to. So I've read Loveless 1, now DMZ, and still have Testament in the wings.
Manhattan Island has become the DMZ between Brooklyn/ US and New Jersey, Inland and the Free States. Five years of civil war have turned it into the "beleaguered island of Manhattan- faced with the realities of the war zone they live in: looters, roving gangs of neighborhood militia, insurgents, car bombers, contract killers...this is daily life in the city."
I enjoyed the art and story here... Brian Wood weaves a great set up of a photo intern, Matthew Roth, being dropped into the DMZ. Wood and Riccardo Burchielli's art, of military copters, burned out city life were interesting and well paced. The comic only started in '06, and I plan on catching up to DMZ 6 out this week.