The acclaimed comic book war series from Don Lomax, minated for a Harvey Award, is w presented as a series of graphic vel volume collections. Vietnam Journal is a look at the Vietnam War through the eyes of a war journalist Scott Neithammer, a freelance reporter the troops have nicknamed Journal. As an embedded reporter, Neithammer has a single minded focus and obsession to report the controversial war from the grunt's point of view and to hell with the consequences. It chronicles the lives and events of soldiers on the front line during the Vietnam War. Book One collects issues 1-4. Picked by Entertainment Weekly as a graphic vel you should own and recommended by the Military History Book Club, Vietnam Journal is written and drawn by Don Lomax, a Vietnam War veteran. Max Brooks (World War Z) names Vietnam Journal as one of his best war comic series. 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. This is, without a doubt, the most graphic, realistic and emotionally powerful portrayal of the Vietnam War that's ever been seen in comic form. - Jason E. Aaron, Wizard's 2008 Best Writer.
Don Lomax is an American comic book artist. He studied art and communication at the Adelphi University. In the early 1980s, he published comic stories in magazines like Cavalier and Hustler Humor. He contributed to Anything Goes! by Fantagraphics and drew for Pacific Comics' Twisted Tales. For First Comics, he worked on titles like 'American Flagg', 'Starslayer' (inks) and 'The Black Flame'. A Vietnam vet, Lomax is the author of the highly praised comic book series 'Vietnam Journal', published in 16 issues by Apple between 1987 and 1991. It was followed by 'High Shining Brass', collecting the stories told to Lomax by Robert Durand. In the 1990s he wrote scripts for Marvel's 'The 'Nam' and did inks on 'Sleepwalker'.