DMZ #4

Writer: Brian Wood Artist: Riccardo Burchielli, Brian Wood Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: February 8, 2006 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 2
7.3Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

Left to his own devices in war-torn Manhattan, Matty stumbles into Central Park, where he comes face to face with a crew of armed and dangerous environmentalists. Are these the mysterious "Ghosts" who protect the once beautiful park, or is Matty at the mercy of a gang of psychotic tree-huggers?

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Robert Murray Feb 28, 2006

    It would be an understatement to say that I have loved this series so far, and I have to give Wood and Burchielli major kudos for a job well done. The only element of this issue I could have done without was the clichd ending, which seemed a little too neat to sum up this stand-alone story. However, if youre a fan of Vertigo or a comic book reader who loves a compelling, thoughtful story, you need to jump on this series NOW, before you cant find the first few issues. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Kelvin Green Feb 28, 2006

    For me, this is the best issue of DMZ so far, but it seems like very much of an aberration in that regard; Im not confident that future issues will be more like this than the profoundly irritating first couple of episodes, but this issue at least is an entertaining read. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Dave Wallace Feb 28, 2006

    I dont mean to sound too down on this issue, because the book as a whole still stands as a fairly original concept which holds a lot of potential. Unfortunately, the last couple of issues havent lived up to the standards of the first two, and I cant help but feel a little disappointed as a result. I hope that writer Wood returns to a more relatable urban environment next issue, as I feel that he has far more to say when dealing with the effects of war on a civilian population. This was an interesting little excursion into a slightly different arena, but it definitely doesnt stand as the strongest issue of DMZ so far. Read Full Review

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