Brian Wood’s DMZ is one of the best post-9/11 comic to hit stands. In the book, America is ripped apart by a new Civil War that has transformed Manhattan into a demilitarized zone in between The Free States and the United States of America. It's a tale of Middle America rising up and taking back what is theirs from a country that would rather fight pointless wars abroad than settle its own domestic issues. Sounds pretty familiar, right?
By taking plot points right out of the headlines, Wood created a terrific piece of political pop art that would make for a gripping TV series. DMZ wouldn’t just be entertaining; it could also be incredibly important for a generation of disillusioned youths to get some actual sustenance from television. We could see an entire nation rooting for Matty Roth as he makes his way through this strange new Manhattan.