Saturday, January 16, 2010

DMZ #49

Written by Brian Wood
Art by Riccardo Burchielli

It would seem that DC doesn't want people to see the cover to this issue, which is a little strange. Yes, the cover does give away the end to the issue, but anyone who walks into any comic store will see that right away, before they read the comic, which means it's just somebody's idea of a clever marketing ploy. And it's a shame, because John Paul Leon has drawn a terrific image.

Things really go off the rails this issue for our protagonists. Matty's long-awaited reunion with Zee does not go well, while his attempts to escalate violence in the DMZ, in response to the beating he took last issue, has disastrous consequences that differ from the consequences he was looking for. As well, the army discovers the location of Parco's bomb.

The end of this issue really changes things for this title, and I'm very curious to see where Wood is taking this book.

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