A ceasefire has been hammered out between the U.S. and the rebel Free States in the demilitarized zone of Manhattan, and the leading candidate in the election for head of the provisional government is charismatic revolutionary Parco Delgado, who has won the support of young journalist (and series protagonist) Matty Roth and brought in Matty’s radical-chic mother to serve as his campaign advisor. The analogy to America’s real-life military incursions—events take place amid a “security surge”—remains overt. Wood effectively advances his story of life in the titular DMZ, abetted as always by Burchielli’s viscerally powerful artwork. --Gordon Flagg
"If residents of Manhattan often feel at odds with the rest of the country, the comic book series DMZ magnifies that anxiety with its radical premise."