Here’s your reminder that DMZ Book Five (Deluxe Edition Hardcover) is out this Wednesday, December 2nd. You should buy it. This volume contains 296 pages (issues 60 to 72), features an original cover by Brian Wood, with art by Riccardo Burchielli and Shawn Martinbrough, and is only $29.99. It’s an oversized hardcover with about 20 pages of bonus content hand-curated by me, including an extended conversation between me and Brian Wood, an interview with then Senior Editor Will Dennis, tons of concept art, cover designs, and character sketches, along with a reprint of my introduction from the DMZ Vol. 12 TPB.
This is the final volume of this series that sits like a keystone in the Brian Wood library. In development at SyFy for a TV adaptation, DMZ ran for 72 issues from 2005 to 2011, centering on would-be journalist Matthew Roth and his tumultuous time in war torn New York City, under siege during the Second American Civil War. For existing fans, this is the definitive format you’ll want to own. We’re throwing everything we have at it. For curious fans, this is the perfect time to jump in and own the ultimate edition, with the benefit of critical analysis and “director’s commentary.”