Continuing his investigation into the "The Hidden War" of the thousands of people stuck in the DMZ, Matty Roth turns his attention to Amina, last seen blaming Matty for ruining her life at the end of "Public Works."
While I have enjoyed the epic war and morality stories this book has told over its first two years of existence, I really do applaud Wood for taking a step back to a lower key, and taking the time to show how violence and uncertainty effect not only society as whole, but also individuals on a hauntingly personal level. Read Full Review
Notice I said just about. The biggest problem with completing a story filled with hopelessness is instilling some sense that hope is on the horizon. Wood definitely doesnt accomplish that here and, knowing what I know about the near future of this series, it doesnt look like well see Amina for a good while. This story really should have spread into two issues. At the very least, Wood and Burchielli could have found some cause for hope in Aminas world, in the form of The Kings assassination, a double or triple-cross of everyone, or (which is probably in DMZs future) an amicable reunion with Matty. I could be scrabbling for gold at the end of the rainbow, but I feel this issue falls short because of this lack of anything positive in a thoroughly negative setting. Read Full Review
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