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‘Live From the DMZ’ Documents the Life of Brian Wood’s Vertigo Opus

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From the day issue #1 went on sale in 2005, it was obvious that DMZ was going to become one of the great long form Vertigo series. Created by Brian Wood and illustrated primarily by Riccardo Burchielli, the story about a hapless news intern who found himself the voice of a modern civil war-ravaged American community and biographer of its infinitely diverse denizens has been compelling reading for fans and critics. It all comes to an end in December this year, when after 7

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Brian Wood & Ryan Kelly Ride the Red-Eye in ‘The New York Five’ #2 [Preview]

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Vertigo released Tuesday morning a predictably beautiful preview of The New York Five #2, featuring the artwork of Ryan Kelly. Written by Brian Wood, the miniseries follows the stories of a group of young women in their first year of college in the Big Apple. The book is a continuation and refinement of the street-le

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Northlanders #37: Paris Hates Tourists [Review]

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Ah Paris, the city of love. Of course, Paris has offered its love to many things over its long history, from art to fine dining to efficient dismemberment of the former ruling class. The latest issue of Northlanders story takes readers back to the city during 885 A.D., when

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The Siege of Paris Begins in ‘Northlanders’ #37 [Preview]

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On sale now is Northlanders #37, beginning the "Siege of Paris" storyline. Illustrated by Simon Gane (Dark Reign: A New Orleans Story) with color by Dave McCaig and covers by Massimo Carnevale, this latest three-part tale from Brian Wood retells what Vertigo calls a relatively unsung chapter in Vik

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Vertigo Confirms Anthony Bourdain’s ‘Get Jiro!’ & Brian Wood’s ‘New York Five’ [NYCC]

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Vertigo officially announced on Saturday several new and returning projects at the DC imprint's panel at the New York Comic Con. Highlights included a second Cinderella miniseries in the "Fables" setting, more details on celebrity chef and food writer Anthony Bourdain's first venture into comics, and a Brian Wood and Ryan Kelly creating a sequel to their well received Minx book, "New York Four" for Vertigo.
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Rebekah Isaacs on ‘DV8,’ Wildstorm, and Career Advancement Through Karaoke [Interview]

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Last Wednesday, Wildstorm relaunched the off-beat "DV8," a series with an eccentric cast of superpowered youths, most of whom possessed a healthy amount of disrespect for authority. The team originally s

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‘Northlanders’: Brian Wood Talks Turning 25

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It's been a month of milestones for Brian Wood and Vertigo Comics. In the span of just a few weeks, the writer's prominent "DMZ" arrived at its 50th issue, followed by the return of he and Becky Cloonan's "Demo" with a brand new second volume. The achievements aren't quite over, however, as the Nordic-themed "Northlander

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DMZ #50: Brian Wood on Writing 50 Issues in a War Zone

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It's unusual for a war to becomes more popular the longer it rages on, but then again, Brian Wood and Riccardo Burchielli's "DMZ" has always been a little different. As the Vertigo series celebrates its fiftieth single issue this week, "DMZ" #50 hits stands bearing an expanded page count and the same solid storytelling and art that have kept it going strong since 2005

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Brian Wood Dishes on the Return of ‘Demo’

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After an initial collaboration that launched 12 issues in 2003 and a collected edition that's continued to resonate with new readers almost seven years later, the lasting impact of Brian Wood and Becky Cloonan's "Demo" has finally rippled into its second, six-issue volume at Vertigo Comics

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Christmas Hot Ink — Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?, Northlanders #23, Beasts of Burden #4

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ComicsAlliance's Chris Murphy reviews the biggest -- and best -- books coming out this week.

STOP ME IF YOU KNOW HOW THIS ENDS - Captain America: Who Will Wield the Shield?

If I learned anything from the holiday classic "Jingle All the Way," a movie which I have never actually seen, it is that the true meaning of Christmas is finding that one special gift that no one else can give because there is a limited supply and you got there before everyone else did.

Appropriately, this is the quandary at the hea

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