"Briggs Land" follow the story of a crime drama set within a rural secessionist community. According to Wood, "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."
The series tells the story of Briggs Land, nearly a hundred square miles of rural wilderness that harbors the largest and most secretive anti-government 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.
A television series based on "Briggs Land" is also in development with Wood at 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.' 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." AMC is no stranger to adapting comic books, as one of their most popular shows is "The Walking Dead." They are also set to launch "Preacher," which debuts this May.
The "Briggs Land" comic hits shelves on August 17 and will be written by Brian Wood, drawn by Mack Chater, colored by Lee Loughridge, with cover art by Tula Lotay.