Currently one of the longest running Vertigo titles, DMZ, written by Brian Wood with art mainly by Ricardo Burchielli and other various artists, is beginning it's march towards the end of the series. Today on Twitter, Brian Wood stated the following:
Now, I knew DMZ was on the road towards ending as Brian Wood and I discussed that during our last interview, but I wasn't aware that an exact issue number was set. I'm sure this was probably reported elsewhere, but I seem to have missed the announcement. But now, with DMZ #65, we begin the road of endings, with the series ultimately ending at issue #72.
With 9 trade paperbacks already available, and it looks like at least another one will be in the works, that establishes DMZ along with Y: The Last Man, Preacher, and Sandman as one of the perennial titles of Vertigo, showing what a team of creators can do with a self contained run. Wood's near-present tale of a modern American Civil War and how its politics have played out in New York City has been one of the only Vertigo titles I collected in issue form and while its had its ups and downs during the run, it has always provided a great read with some amazing artists contributing to the run.
With this week's issue, issue #65 beginning to wrap up storylines, you can expect to see some DMZ retrospectives and other highlights over the next 6 months, I'm sure. If you never read an issue of DMZ, it's never too late to start. You can find all the trades at Amazon and there's a great website (that I don't think enough people know about) over at DMZthecomic.com with interviews, artwork and other DMZ related content.