Brian Wood, creator of The Massive, DMZ, and Channel Zero, is bringing a new crime saga to Dark Horse Comics called Briggs Land: An American Family Under Siege.
The title alone is enough to conjure up ideas of radicals under fire from the government, and according to Dark Horse, that’s not far off.
The series tells the story of Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness that harbors the largest and most secretive antigovernment secessionist movement in the United States. When matriarch Grace Briggs wrests control of the operation from her incarcerated husband, she sparks a war within the community—and her immediate family—that threatens to bring the full power of the federal government down on their heads.
In addition to Wood’s comic series, the writer is also working to turn this into a television series for AMC.
“AMC and I have been looking for the right thing to work on together for years, and it finally came in the form of Briggs Land, a crime drama set within a rural secessionist community. It’s the culmination of everything I’ve done in my twenty years as a comics creator, bringing socially conscious and politically charged themes to the page, putting some of the more unsettling elements of American culture under scrutiny,” noted Brian Wood. “With AMC I have a much larger canvas to work on, and the ability to design the overall story so the TV show and the comic add to each other.”
Briggs Land is scheduled to arrive in stores on August 17th with cover art by Tula Lotay and interior art by Mack Chater.