Vietnam Journalby Don Lomax, Dwight Jon Zimmerman (Editor), Byron Preiss, Hilary Hughes (Editor), Clem Robins
The troops in Vietnam call war correspondent Scott Neithammer "Journal." His editors sent him to Southeast Asia to write
Written and illustrated by veteran Don Lomax, here is the Vietnam War told in an extraordinary graphic novel. The stories may be fiction, but their intensity and emotional resonance point to social and personal truths that go beyond mere facts.
The troops in Vietnam call war correspondent Scott Neithammer "Journal." His editors sent him to Southeast Asia to write what was happening in South Vietnam. But Neithammer discovers quickly that the real story about the Vietnam War was not at division or battalion headquarters. It was in the bush with soldiers who live with the slime, sthe stink, the constant fear and frustration of fighting a war that "the powers that be" would not let them win.
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...but here is my two cents, anyway. Vietnam Journal was ahead of its time, treating all concerned with the conflict with empathy, while reckoning quite honestly with the reality of war. Particularly interesting was the eighth issue, 'To Face the Beast', which really hammered the last nails in the coffin of nostalgia for war protestors of the 1960s. Why that particular story didn't win an Eisner for 1988 is beyond me. Like I said, I am not an objective critic: I lettered every issue of the series. For a letterer, Vietnam Journal was a nightmare -- incredibly loaded down with copy, including the minutia of armaments and the like. But it was a joy to be a part of. I'm glad it's been reprinted. Long overdue. Best of luck, Don. Email me sometime.