Friday, June 17, 2011

DMZ v7: #39

War Powers: Chapter Three
by Brian Wood (writer) and Ricardo Burchielli (artist)

It feels like there is a disconnect between the story and the artwork. It isn't a gaping chasm but it is there. Early in this chapter there are a number of scenes where it is hard to tell who is whom.

What happened? One possibility is that the story was changed after Burchielli drew the pages. Another possibility is that there was a miscommunication and Burchielli drew the story differently than Wood intended it to be. Either way, it looks sloppy and some pages look like they were significantly altered after Burchielli touched them.

On the plus side more puzzle pieces are starting to get uncovered. Matty learns what Parco is up to, but not his exact plan. What he pieces together doesn't seem too far fetched but the storytelling feels sloppy. There are far too few moving parts to make the story as epic as it is starting to feel.

DMZ is published by Vertigo, an imprint of DC Comics.

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