DMZ. 4, Friendly fire

Format: Print Book 2008
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 5 copies
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CLP - Allegheny Regional Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL DMZ
Location  CLP - Allegheny Regional
Collection  Graphic Novels
CLP - Carrick Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL DMZ
Location  CLP - Carrick
Collection  Graphic Novels
CLP - Hill District Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL DMZ
Location  CLP - Hill District
Collection  Graphic Novels
CLP - Woods Run Graphic Novels GRAPHIC NOVEL DMZ
Location  CLP - Woods Run
Collection  Graphic Novels
Moon Township Public Library Fiction GRAPHIC NOVEL F WOOD Brian v.4
Location  Moon Township Public Library
Collection  Fiction
Call Number  GRAPHIC NOVEL F WOOD Brian v.4
Collecting issues #18-22 of the acclaimed series by Brian Wood! Matty Roth reluctantly lands an interview for Liberty News with an enlisted U.S. solider who's found guilty of a massacre within the DMZ. What follows is a look at how the DMZ came to be, from the perspective of a kid who came from the Midwest and walked right into a nightmare.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In this arc of the taut serial about a near-future war between the U.S. military and rebel Free Armies, young journalist Matty Roth determines to learn the truth behind the gunning down of 200 peace demonstrators by scared, untrained soldiers who now face a tribunal while higher-ups in the chain of command go scot-free. Comparisons to current events are inescapable, but the focus on the tragedies of the massacre and the trial detracts from DMZ's strongest element, the depiction of life in the titular zone Manhattan. Wood's brutally tense scripting and Burchielli's emotion-charged art remain as forceful as ever.--Flagg, Gordon Copyright 2008 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the aftermath of a massive civilian slaughter by America's own troops, journalist Matty Roth desperately searches for answers and accountability in this hauntingly grim but surprisingly poignant war story. The five-issue collection, continuing to expand upon the intriguing premise of a demilitarized Manhattan resulting from the civil war between the U.S. Government and Free State rebels, showcases numerous conflicting accounts of the infamous "Day 204 Massacre." The story is eerily astute in its portrayal of the fog of war, particularly the unavoidably deadly consequences of poorly planned operations in an urban combat theater. Despite Matty's and the reader's genuine desire for justice, or even just some answers, the conclusion is smartly complex and anticlimactic, and therefore heartbreakingly believable. The writing and artwork, by regular artist Burchielli and a variety of guests, is well paired, the gritty images bringing to life a dark, lonely yet claustrophobic cityscape, where a pointless death is only an exploding building or angry mob away. The book expertly explores the intricacies of death and responsibility in combat, and the tragic nature of people who are forced to turn on their own. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Imaginary wars and battles -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Militia movements -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Dystopian comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Vertigo,2008
Other Titles Friendly fire
Demilitarized zone
Contributors Wood, Brian, 1972- author.
Burchielli, Riccardo, artist.
Cox, Jeromy, illustrator.
Fletcher, Jared K., illustrator.
Audience Suggested for mature readers.
Language English
Notes "Originally published in single magazine form as DMZ 18-22."
Description 128 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
ISBN 9781401216627
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