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The fan-favorite series DV8 returns with the eight-part “Gods and Monsters” arc written by critically acclaimed writer Brian Wood (DEMO, DMZ, NORTHLANDERS) with art by up-and-comer Rebekah Isaacs (Drafted). In their short history, the mismatched band of superpowered losers, freaks and masochists of DV8 have seen a lot and done even more, but it’s nothing compared to this. As Gem Antonelli (a.k.a. Copycat) is debriefed in a holding cell, the story of how eight troubled teenagers were briefly gods to a prehistorical world unfolds against the backdrop of a cataclysmic disaster. “The Day I Tried To Live” is part one in this amazing and tragic story unlike anything set in the WildStorm Universe before.

Written by BRIAN WOOD
Variant cover by JIM LEE

Price: $2.99
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 0.8%


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  1. After reading the preview, I’m interested and checking out this book, even though I never read the old stuff and only found out about it in DMZ

  2. Brian Wood, People! Brian FUCKING Wood! Get it!

  3. I was kinda of interested in this title anyway, but cover by Fiona Staples? YES! Looking forward to her getting a regular series soon.

  4. I was actually unimpressed with the preview, but I’ve found that I often like books despite the previews.

  5. Dude, did you know Brian Wood writes for TMZ?


    Dude, did you know Brian Wood writes DMZ? 

  6. Dv8 was a guilty pleasure of mine at a time when I was reading lots of things I didn’t know I should have felt guilty for. I’ll read this just to see what Wood does with it.

  7. @ed Yes. I collect both.

  8. 0 of 3 of the ifanboys have this on their pull list.  Do they know something that we don’t?

  9. If I haven’t read anything in the DV8 line will I get this?

  10. @USPUNX

     Brian Wood has made this very accesible to new readers.

  11. It is a Wildstorm book. The iFanboys pretty much do not read WIldstorm. Not entirely without reason, but there are good stories in that family of books. There really are.

  12. I’ll be picking this up today.

  13. @vadamowens josh bought this and gave it a 2.

  14. @zombox That’s not entirely true.  They may not collect individual issues, but they’ve read quite a bit of the WS books.  At least thats what I gathered from the WS video podcast.

  15. I bought this on the cover alone (not the variant cover, which I learned about reading above) and I am really intrigued with the premise, the storytelling, and the art works (for me, it either works or it doesn’t – it’s part of the storytelling, which I always appreciate the "ifanboys" acknowledging and bringing to ouro attention in the podcasts) and I will happily continue with this series. I have never read anything on these Wildstorm characters (I’m a Marvel guy and Neal Adams, John Bucema was the apex of good art, so you can peg my taste in that category).  I know nothing about this writer or artist but both are "keepers" for me.  I’m looking foward to the remaining books in this story.

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