DMZ #34

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: August 27, 2008 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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As "Blood in the Game" concludes, the very future of the DMZ rests in the hands of the voters. The stakes are massive, and Matty and the Delgado Nation are out to keep the peace and bear witness to any intimidation or violence. But will Delgado himself show?

  • 10
    Comic Book Resources - James Hunt Sep 1, 2008

    Burchielli's artwork remains strong, and his depiction of the rain-soaked DMZ in this issue deserves specific praise for accurately capturing the apprehensive air permeating the city during the climax to this story. The grimy pencils and muted palette means that every page looks as gritty as Wood's writing makes it feel. At this point, it's hard to compare the series to any other comic, and the only appropriate reference point I can come up with is "The Wire", as the two mix long-form drama with ambiguous, real-world politics without ever attempting to suggest that there are easy answers to the complicated situations depicted. "DMZ" is always enjoyable, but this recent arc has been a definite high point. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Joey Davidson Aug 28, 2008

    Issue #34 of DMZ is an incredible conclusion to a remarkable story. The island of Manhattan has been setup for a flurry of changes over the next several months and Im thrilled to say that I cant wait for a single moment of it. Matty has been instructed to take a vacation at the end of this issue, so well see where he winds up with some time off. Maybe hell visit some old friends. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    IGN - Daniel Crown Aug 27, 2008

    Even within its fictionalized world, DMZ echoes real world events in a staggering fashion, satirizing and cataloguing the current decade as well as any piece of fiction I've ever read. I'm not gushing here, just stating fact. This book is a testimony to the social relevance of the industry, a bulwark against an inaccurate public perception. Read Full Review

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