Here’s a list of upcoming collections… this is all from Amazon and so subject to adjustments.
Nov 20 - X-Men Vol. 1 “Primer”
Dec 18 - Conan Vol. 14 softcover
Dec - The Massive Vol. 2
Jan 15 - DMZ Book One (Deluxe Edition)
Jan 15 - X-Men: Battle of the Atom HC
Jan 22 - Conan Vol. 15 HC
Mar 4 - Ultimate Comics X-Men by Brian Wood Vol. 3
Apr 22 - X-Men Vol. 2 “Muertas”
This popped up on Amazon. Collects #1-12 of the series, in hardcover, loads of extras, for $30US.
At DC’s request, I wrote the following treatment for a DMZ TV show (my second; they requested a film treatment from me in 2007). I had a few mandates, the first was to create a larger, younger-overall cast and introduce them at the start, and to create The Wire-like arcs that had a unifying concept to each. I actually liked this, I liked introducing Parco at the start, and making him a young guy.
This, of course, went nowhere. If anyone read it, I never heard about it. But this exists, its mine, and I figured I’d share it.
DMZ Volume 12, out in June.
I’ve done a few interviews in these past weeks, linked below. The one for CBR has a somewhat startling title, and I’m not sure it represents anything I said in the interview but in a practical sense I guess its true. Although if anyone is saying goodbye to anyone, its not me to DC.
CBR: Brian Wood Bids DC Comics Adieu
That CBR one is also the first time I’ve been asked about Supergirl.
iFanboy has a two-parter here and here.
And The Beat quoted this from me here, with some commentary.
Yes and no. It’s the end of one era, I suppose, where I was doing all this work for Vertigo and not only earning a living but having that as a career — being a Vertigo writer as a career. I think the condition of the comics market these days, combined with all the recent changes at DC, I don’t think that exists anymore as an option for anyone. Well, certainly not for me. Vertigo’s output, as publicly stated by DC, is to be reduced, and I cannot expect to be able to write two plus books for them. Which breaks my heart, no exaggeration.
I’m heading upstate for a week for some much needed downtime after writing four scripts in two weeks. I’m contemplating writing a web comic, similar in format to Freakangels. Any artists out there?
"…This notion I had, derived from reading Brian Wood’s amazing DMZ. I had attempted to kitbash the characters of the series tho - but I reckon somethings should remain as they are, and not need to be manifested unto toys or products, IMHO.”
As a reminder, this is the “DVD notes” for the whole series, with a lot of unseen art, background info, and, soon, interviews with editors and guest artists.
Justin Giampaoli, of 13 Mins fame, has just launched his LIVE FROM THE DMZ website, essentially a DVD extras collection for the entire series from #1 to #72. Up now are two articles - an intro essay and an overview interview. Lots of behind the scenes info, really early sketches, cover designs, logos, etc. I expect Justin will be interviewing me (and my collaborators) on a steady basis throughout the year, and I promise to give him full access to both my brain and the hidden facts about the series.
Go check it out at : http://www.dmzthecomic.com
Might’ve forgotten to post this. Cover to DMZ #65, the end of the “Free States Rising” arc.
I got my comp copies of DMZ vol. 9 yesterday, about 3 weeks ahead of its release date, which is February 16th. Today in the mail I got copies of the Spanish and Italian-language editions of the same, which possibly indicates its already on stands in Europe.
Foreign editions occasionally dispense with my cover art, and in this case they went with JP Leon’s excellent cover to DMZ #52.
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by RICCARDO BURCHIELLI
Cover by JP LEON
“Free States Rising” concludes here as the final battle for the city of Manhattan, as well as the fate of the entire country, begins to unfold. Matty Roth, the ultimate embedded journalist, reconnects with his on-again off-again friend Zee, who finds Matty a very changed man since she last saw him.
On sale APRIL 20
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by SIMON GANE
Cover by MASSIMO CARNEVALE
“The Siege Of Paris” concludes not with a bang or a whimper, but with a political settlement. What of the warriors who bled and died on the battlements for all those long months? Mads and Abbo try to make sense of it from Mads’ rather bleak new perspective. War was a bitch back then just as much as it is now. On sale APRIL 13
THE NEW YORK FIVE #4 (of 4)
Written by BRIAN WOOD Art by RYAN KELLY
Cover by KELLY and WOOD
The semester is in full swing and our four (five?) girls could not be more on their own. But when tragedy strikes, they realize what a small world the big city can be and discover the strength sticking together gives them. On sale APRIL 2
and in May:
DMZ VOL. 10: COLLECTIVE PUNISHMENT
Written by BRIAN WOOD
Art by ANDREA MUTTI, NATHAN FOX, DANIJEL ZEZELJ, CLIFF CHIANG and DAVID LAPHAM
Cover by BRIAN WOOD
In this collection of tales from DMZ #55-59, citizens and soldiers – new characters and old – weather the storm of a brutal “shock and awe” bombing campaign on the DMZ.
Included is a story concerning the enigmatic Wilson, the self-professed protector of Chinatown and confidant to series star Matty Roth who has always said he’d own the DMZ in the end. Now, with the U.S. poised to steamroll its way into the city, it’s do-or-die time for the old man. In another tale, Matty lends his Liberty News secure phone line to DMZ citizens to reach out to loved ones outside the city – a direct violation of his contract. Is this the beginning of a new, compassionate Matty looking to atone?
On sale MAY 4