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    Dude! This comic ends! Tomorrow!, for most people. I haven't seen it yet. But I think there ought to be a dedicated place for it, right?

    (Unless I'm wrong, mods and I've missed it.)

    I'm interested as to what an epilogue could possibly contain after #71 closed with that shot of the city rebuilding...
  2.  (10413.2)
    Oh wow. The end of an era.
    I've been reading in trade form so still have 2 left to look forward to :)
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 28th 2011 edited

    This just became a classic, in my opinion.
    Next to Woody Allen's "Manhattan" as far as love letters to New York City.

    Thanks Brian and Riccardo.
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
    RIP DMZ, apparently even Mr. Martin Sheen himself will weep its untimely demise.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
    You know, I got up to the third trade on it, but I just couldn't get into it. Just something about it felt bland and like every other semi-political story I've ever seen. The art was always good, though.

    Does it actually get any better, though?
      CommentAuthorPaul Sizer
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
    Yeah; there's a few very small dips and offshoots, but only a few and well worth seeing how Wood brings it all home.
    • CommentAuthorBankara
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2011
    i am re-reading the whole thing as we speak and I am more impressed than ever at how incredibly prescient the entire thing is. I love too that it gets a proper ending and I cannot wait to read it. Every good story deserves an ending.
  3.  (10413.8)
    i grabbed this even though im behind about a year and a half in tpbs...its weird to know that this was mostly on time, so it had exactly a 6 year run. did the same thing with #50 and it made sense enough. crazy to think of where my life was when i bought #1 compared to now. COMICS.
    • CommentTimeDec 30th 2011 edited
    For both good and bad, reading a lot of DMZ back to back has an impact on me much like the Thomas Covenant chronicles do. Matty is an amazingly written, powerful character....who can also be a serious bummer with the guilt and self-loathing. But a seriously well-written bummer at that.

    Just once in a while I expect him to burst out with "Venom! Leper outcast unclean! Despite!"
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeDec 31st 2011
    Yep.I'm going to go on a mission and complete my collection of it and read it back to back.It's not that often a comic comes out like DMZ.
  4.  (10413.11)
    After reading #72, I think Mr. Wood and Mr. Burchielli close the door on the series with grace.
    • CommentTimeJan 4th 2012
    Yup, agree with @Bankera that it's a 'proper' ending to such a great series...up there with the other classic series in my collection. Now waiting (im)patiently for Massive to start.
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012
    Thanks, everyone. End of an era, at least for me.

    • CommentAuthoricelandbob
    • CommentTimeJan 5th 2012 edited
    there have honestly been only 2 modern classic comic serials that me and my (non whitechapel) comic reading friends completely agree on. One is Scalped...

    The other is DMZ

    It's interesting that when it started, the idea of an all out civil war in the USA was seen as an interesting, but ultimately outlandish, "What If...?" Now in 2012, it feels more like a timely, real portent of the direction that the USA could be heading down.

    Brian - First Northlanders, now DMZ. both excellent comics cancelled or ended. I can't wait for your next one.
  5.  (10413.15)
    Thank you, Brian. It's a great series.

    See you in Seattle.
  6.  (10413.16)
    Icelandbob, you summed it up perfectly! Scalped and DMZ are the most badass series out there.

    DMZ was actually the series to get me into graphic novels in the first place, without DMZ I never would have found myself on Whitechapel and wouldn't have the massive stack of graphic novels at home that I treasure and collect religiously.

    I still remember finding the second trade on a lonely carry cart in the Brisbane City library and instantly becoming completely enamored with the series. Thanks Brian. Good luck on your adventures!!
    • CommentAuthorflecky
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2012
    I'm in agreement.Scalped is truly one-of-a-kind.I'm still in the process of getting all of DMZ.Nearly there and when i do i'm gonna start it all from the beginning again.

    Damn,we are so fortunate to have such good reading these days.