Synopsis:Nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness, Briggs Land 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.
Jim Briggs, incarcerated for the best part of the last two decades from domestic terrorism charges, has entered into negotiations with the New York State DA’s office to sell the entirety of Briggs Land to the government in exchange for an immediate release and a cash payout. The Land represents billions of dollars in fracking leases, real estate development, and public works.
Grace Briggs, having married into the Briggs family as a teenager, has lived it long enough to see the potential good buried under the layers of corruption, extremism, racism, and regressive social attitudes. Her mission is to deny her husband the deal he’s seeking, and to rehabilitate Briggs Land into something that both honors its traditions and protects its citizens, all of its citizens, as they head into an uncertain future.
About Brian Wood:
Brian Wood released his first comic book, Channel Zero in 1998. Prior to that he experimented with his specific style of graphic narrative and socio-political messaging as a student at Parsons School of Design. Prior to that, he was a bike messenger in NYC. Before that, he was a kid growing up in semi-rural Vermont.After graduating college, he worked the dotcom boom for several years before settling into a design job on the Grand Theft Auto franchise at Rockstar Games. He continued his comics work at night and on the weekends, creating and writing The Couriers, Fight For Tomorrow, Pounded, Supermarket, Local, and expanded the world of Channel Zero with Jennie One and Public Domain. He co-created the youth-with-powers epic Demo.From 2008-2012 he worked under an exclusive contact at DC Comics, writing 72 issues of DMZ, 50 issues of Northlanders, The New York Four, The New York Five, a Demo sequel, and a few projects for DC's Wildstorm imprint.Post-DC Comics, he found a home at Dark Horse Comics, creating The Massive, Rebels, and Briggs Land. He also wrote for the Star Wars, Conan The Barbarian, EVE Online, RoboCop and the Terminator franchises.The Tourist, Mara, Starve, and Black Road were co-created and written for Image Comics.For Marvel Comics, Brian wrote several X-Men universe books, including a high profile event series and a #1 selling relaunch.In 2016 he co-created the Zula Hendricks character for the Alien franchise, and has authored multiple volumes featuring her alongside Amanda Ripley - Aliens: Defiance, Aliens: Resistance, Aliens: Rescue and Aliens: Colonial Marines.