The acclaimed comic book war series from Don Lomax, nominated for a Harvey Award, is now presented as a series of graphic novel 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. It chronicles the lives and events of soldiers on the front line during the war. In BOOK FOUR, Scott 'Journal' Niethammer, lost in the jungle and on his own, sees firsthand the terror the Vietnamese villages contend with on an almost daily basis. But he comes across an U.S. army dog named Luther who faithfully serves. And as Operation Pershing unleashes 'Journal' hears a tale from a young soldier about an action soldiers didn't usually talk about, especially to a reporter. It is a grey line between morality and loyalty and 'Journal' is also forced to deal with that situation. He also begins to put to paper the struggles of American prisoners of war held by the Viet Cong, as an American soldier, after brutal imprisonment by the Viet Cong, recounts his tale and 'Journal' finally understands how resilient the American soldier can be even at such a young age. BOOK FOUR collects issues 13-16. Picked by Entertainment Weekly as "a graphic novel you should own" and recommended by the Military History Book Club, Vietnam Journal is written and drawn by Don Lomax, a Vietnam War veteran. "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 was drafted into the army in the fall of 1965. In 1966 he was deployed to Vietnam, serving in the 98th Light Equipment Company. During his tour of duty he made notes and sketches that would become his reference material for the Harvey Award-nominated VIETNAM JOURNAL. In addition to VIETNAM JOURNAL, Lomax contributed stories to TWO-FISTED TALES, created the mini-series HIGH SHINING BRASS about covert operations in Vietnam, and was also the the writer for 'THE NAM and THE PUNISHER for Marvel Comics. Lomax has four children. His two sons are in the military, one a Chinook crew chief and the second a Green Beret in the First Special Forces Group. Lomax lives in Illinois with his wife Zenadia.