Saturday, March 14, 2009

DMZ #40

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli

Okay - you've got a nuclear bomb in your trunk, and you're not happy about it. It sounds like the right time to sit in the falling snow in Times Square, and turn off your phone.

In other words, Matty has decided that he's done working to Parco Delgado's schedule, and is instead going to take some matters into his own hands, to exert some control over things. This is a regular theme in DMZ - Matty is often at the mercy of forces beyond his understanding, and usually is just reacting to things. It's nice to see him exert himself, although his first demand of Parco - for him to fire his mother - reveals that he is still in some ways the naive kid of the beginning of the series, who still hasn't worked out all of his issues.

Wood has been taking this series into a new direction since the election, and I like seeing how things play out as the balance of power shifts in the DMZ.

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