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Brian Wood


Thursday, March 7 2013

Everyone Lost: Protest Art and the Iraq War

While people were killing and dying, what did it matter whether there were decent songs being sung, insightful films being produced, appropriate art being inspired? When did poetry ever stop a war?

Sunday, February 24 2013

Why Is It Like That Here? Comics As a Medium for Exploring Our Varying Senses of Place

Comics give writers and artists a unique kind of freedom to make and remake places for their stories.

Monday, July 30 2012

Brian Wood's New York: The Conclusion of the DMZ Series

Whatever the social and political issues Brian Wood and Ricardo Burchielli, and their occasional collaborators, chose to examine through the DMZ series, those examinations were always grounded in and refracted through New York.

Tuesday, December 14 2010

The Year in Review: The Best Comics of 2010, Part I

Through some of the best comics of 2010, we look at how stories are told in comics, and how the medium benefits from being a subcultural or marginal form of narrative art.


Monday, July 21 2014

Uncharted and Off-Track: "X-men #16"

Having a clear destination isn't the same as being on the right path towards it.

Monday, March 17 2014

Reminders and Resurrections: "X-men #11"

Resurrections are common in comics, but they're also easily complicated.

Monday, October 21 2013

Exposing Lies: "X-men #6"

When the lies are finally exposed in Battle of the Atom, the mystery gives way to an emotional, albeit lopsided battle.

Monday, February 21 2011

Redemption Song: Survival and Opportunity in the Final Chorus of ‘DMZ’

Rounding the corner to the closing of DMZ writer and co-creator Brian Wood's back-to-basics characterization is sublimely assisted by returning artist and co-creator Riccardo Burchielli's haunting landscapes.

Monday, February 7 2011

Nuanced Feminism: The Style and Appeal of ‘The New York Five’

More than Local, Demo or even the phenomenal DMZ writer Brian Wood's New York Five explores the psychosocial space of womaness in a post-postfeminist New York.

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