Friday, May 20, 2011
Flashback Friday--DMZ Volume 1: On The Ground
Interesting story about how I got this: it was essentially the last thing I have bought from a Borders and it was pretty much free. You see, the book normally was $10.00, but was being sold for 50% off at the last Borders near me that was about to close and I had 5 dollars in Borders bucks. With my borders membership covering the sales tax I ended up having one penny left in Borders bucks that I never got to use. Kind of sad. That is a huge digression from my discussing this book about a possible near-future where the U.S. has another civil war--a book which is very good.
DMZ follows a young man named Matty Roth who was just supposed to be an intern for a U.S. news station (Liberty News) but through various events in the first issue ends up alone and reporting whatever he can to said station. We see this interesting world where some citizens have seceded from the US and the DMZ that belongs to no one is Manhattan--which leads to all kinds of craziness. There is fighting, slice-of-life moments, and a whole lot of political messages, plus the art looks quite snazzy too, with the little info-graphics spicing things up well.