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Book Title: Free States Rising|
The author of the book: Brian Wood
Edition: Titan Publishing Company
The size of the: 37.15 MB
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Date of issue: April 1st 2012
ISBN 13: 9781781160749
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Reader ratings: 7.8
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Another solid volume, if a little too succinct. There's very little fat in this one as Wood takes the series into the home stretch. We start off here with a glimpse at how the Free States first took the Holland Tunnel and thus pushed for Manhattan becoming a DMZ in the first place. While I found this intriguing, it also felt a little flat. Seems like quite a task to fully lay out in just two issues how the Free States rose up and became a major force in the war. Also felt pretty unbelievable, as the number of men involved in this skirmish was extremely low. Just kind of felt like unnecessary information, though it was well told.
As for the rest of the volume, we pick up right where vol. 9 left off (with the events of 10 mostly taking place in the background). While I was excited to finally get some information about Parco Delgado and what happened with the nuke all those books ago, it felt a little too quick of a wrap-up. I've been wondering what the hell happened there for like 4 volumes of this series, and in this one Wood just lays it all out on the table in about 2 pages. I was like "Welp, all right, guess that's that." It easily did not have to wait this long to come out, though I did like the direction Wood took with the reveal once it was out there. This volume manages to make Matty Roth look a lot like he did early in the series, back when he was still likable, and I very much appreciate the full-circle of that character arc.
So, while the plot (as it has kind of been the whole series), is a little all-over-the-place in terms of cohesion, this yet again a very good character piece. I think it's important to know going into DMZ that this is essentially a character study with a war backdrop, because it is certainly not billed that way. The volumes all have "as good as any summer blockbuster!" and "a thrill a minute!" and crap like that written on them, and that just seems to misrepresent what this series is about. It's about a journalist torn between 2 (and even 3) sides of a war where no one is really right, trying to figure how to do the right thing himself. It's essentially about a tragic hero, and that's the best part. So, take my advice, do not read this series expecting Homeland, read this series expecting (a slightly worse) Breaking Bad. Just read this series.
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Read information about the authorBrian Wood's history of published work includes nearly thirty volumes of genre-spanning original material.
From the 1500-page future war epic DMZ, the ecological disaster series The Massive, the American crime drama Briggs Land, the blistering youth culture action trilogy The Couriers, and the groundbreaking lo-fi dystopia Channel Zero, Wood has a proven track record of marrying socially-conscious world-building and political commentary with compelling and diverse characters.
His indie YA novels - Demo, Local, The New York Four, and Mara - have made YALSA and New York Public Library best-of lists. His historical fiction, the Viking series Northlanders and the American Revolution-centered Rebels, are benchmarks in the comic book industry.
He co-wrote the award-winning video game 1979 Revolution: Black Friday, and is currently adapting his Briggs Land graphic novel series for television at AMC.
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