Aspiring photojournalist Matty Roth has scored the internship of a lifetime: accompanying an award-winning correspondent into the heart of a city devastated by civil war! But when the crew and their military escort are slaughtered, Matty is forced to choose between his government and the “rebels” he’s been taught to hate.
The catch? The country in question is the USA, the so-called “demilitarized zone” is the once-majestic island of Manhattan, and the rebel insurgents are former Americans doing their best to stay alive in impossible conditions. Matty soon realizes that as the ultimate embedded journalist he has the opportunity to report a story in a way that has never been done before.
Although partly inspired by the terrorist events of 9/11, as well as the ongoing wars in the Mid East, DMZ’s focus is the people affected by an urban war, rather than the motivating politics.
— Joseph Self
Collects DMZ #29-34; ca. 2009
Schrijver: Brian Wood
Tekenaar: Richardo Burichielli