Author: Don Lomax
Publisher: Caliber Comics
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
The acclaimed Vietnam Journal series from Don Lomax, nominated for a Harvey Award, is collected and presented as a series of graphic novels. Vietnam Journal is a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of a war journalist, Scott 'Journal' Neithammer, as he chronicles the lives and events of soldiers on the front line during the Vietnam War. Creator Don Lomax based Vietnam Journal on his experiences on his tour of duty in Vietnam in the mid 1960's. In BOOK SEVEN, the United States military decides to launch an offensive into the A Shau Valley near the Laotian border. This has been a long time staging area that the Viet Cong have used for years to send men and supplies into South Vietnam from the enemy’s sanctuary in Laos. Meanwhile 'Journal' becomes fascinated with the story of a prisoner of war who belonged to a small tribe that has lived in the A Shau Valley for centuries. They have no sense of country, politics or ideology, only for their local people, but they are dragged anyhow into a war they couldn’t even comprehend. And as the battle at A Shau Valley continues even though Nixon has taken over as President of the United States, ‘Journal, always trying to stay as impartial as possible, can’t contain his rage when he finds the Viet Cong receiving medical supplies from United States protesters back home against the war. Also included in BOOK SEVEN is the collected Hamburger Hill serial series that appeared in Gallery Magazine. Picked by Entertainment Weekly as "a graphic novel you should own" and recommended by the Military History Book Club. "Lomax bases his fictional work on his real experiences in Vietnam in 1966, with powerful results. It is Lomax's concern for average soldiers that, in the end, makes his work significant." - Publishers Weekly. "Even today, VIETNAM JOURNAL is one of the most gritty and brutally honest war stories ever published." - Brian Cronin, Comic Book Resources. "A powerful collection of stories and history of the Vietnam War, created by a veteran of both the war and of war comics " - Douglas P. Dave, School Library Journal. A Caliber Comics release.