'DMZ' by Brian Wood enters final issues
Published May 17 2011, 10:03 BST
By Hugh Armitage
has announced the closing of his ongoing Vertigo
The writer has teased the beginning of the end of his comic as it enters into the run-up to its final issue
ends at 72, but this week's issue, 65, I would call the first of two endings," he wrote on Twitter. "Some major, long-running plotlines wrap up."
In July's issue #67, DMZ
will enter into its final arc, titled 'The Five Nations of New York'.
Wood and artist Riccardo Burchielli's comic launched in 2005 and is set in a near-future Manhattan in a United States gripped by a second civil war.
Wood has been rumoured to be taking over writing duties on DC Comics' Supergirl
, a title that has passed through a string of different creators' hands since Sterling Gates's departure in December.
His recent projects also include a four-issue miniseries The New York Five
. A collaboration with artist Ryan Kelly, the last issue was released last month.