Brian Wood developed his skills as a comics writer and designer whileworking a string of internet design jobs. Since then he has created aseries of successful comics and graphic novels, most notably DMZ, DEMO,NORTHLANDERS, Channel Zero and The Couriers. In addition to earning himinternational acclaim, these projects have also resulted in four Eisneraward nominations. Brian was also a designer for the video gamefranchise series Grand Theft Auto for Rockstar Games.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #8
The critically acclaimed limited series comes to an end. The mystery of this Stone Age world is revealed, and the Deviants – having their unity tested on literal fields of battle – face a challenge that no sane person could expect them to pass. Second chances don't come around often, and one member won't receive one…
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #6
"Teenage Riot" finds the DV8 kids in full conflict with each other for the first time since crash-landing on this world. Bliss's tribe of female warriors is on the march, and she's set her sights on one of the other Deviants. In a blistering, lethal strike, she removes one of the players from the battlefield…but which one?
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #4
Matthew Callahan (a.k.a. "Threshold") has always considered himself team leader – the alpha dog, the perfect warrior, the awesome Super Hero in the (slightly fascist) uniform of leather and molded rubber. He's always in control. Always barking out orders. But when he's taken down by a primitive warrior armed with a simple wooden stick, he realizes he's got a few things yet to learn. You don't have to be either a god or a monster in this strange new world...you can be like Matthew and strive to be both.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #2
The acclaimed writer of DMZ and NORTHLANDERS takes his first creative stab at the WildStorm Universe! To call the superpowered girl known as Bliss "edgy" is a massive understatement. Like all the DV8 kids. she's a creature with primal powers and in her case, she's the giver of either pain or pleasure. Now, as the "goddess" Bliss to an all-female band of warriors, she sees potential in her adopted tribe and sets out to tip the balance of power in their favor. Don't miss part 2 of this 8-issue miniseries telling the story of how eight teenagers ruled a world.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #7
This penultimate issue of the series is packed with epic, spear-meets-superpower combat. The sides have been chosen, the armies massed, and it takes an unassuming Jocelyn to point out something strange in the heavens that might, maybe, pull them all together again. But at what cost?
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #5
Rachel Goldman and Michael Heller could not be a more mismatched pair. One's a beautiful and aloof vinyl-clad it-girl and the other's literally a dog-boy in stinky jeans and a biker jacket. But they end up together, adopted by the same tribe of nomads, and on opposite ends of the class spectrum: Rachel (a.k.a. "Sublime") is worshipped and adored while Michael (a.k.a. "Evo") spends each day in forced humiliation. In this strange and dangerous world, are team loyalties a factor at all? "The Beautiful People" part 5 of 8 is a harsh look at an ugly reality.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #3
In "Chemical Chords" part 3 of 8, the superhuman Hector (a.k.a. Powerhaus) is found sprawled across the floor of a primitive hut in the throes of some pretty serious herbal hallucinogens. It's not shocking, though, as his power is one that converts ambient emotion into mass – but now it's overloading his system! When the others seek him out, they find that Hector's got some serious demons he's trying to block out in this tragic tale of misuse – and overuse – of power.
DV8: GODS AND MONSTERS #1
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.