'DMZ' by Brian Wood enters final issues

Published May 17 2011, 10:03 BST  |  By

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Brian Wood has announced the closing of his ongoing Vertigo title DMZ.

The writer has teased the beginning of the end of his comic as it enters into the run-up to its final issue.

"So DMZ 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.