Wayne Vansant comic
The legendary comic returns with new stories for the '90s! Four all-new adventures and art by Don Lomax, Spain, and Wayne VanSant, with a classic EC reprint from William Gaines' original series, by comics luminary and creator of the original Two-Fisted Tales, Harvey Kurtzman.Two-Fisted Tales, which premiered in 1950, was the first comic series to truly depict the horrors of war. Now this gritty, no-holds-barred comic is back -- with a vengeance! Produced by Byron Preiss Visual Publications for Dark Horse Comics.
First issue of the epic and incredible telling of the early days of the United States during the Second World War. Days of Darkness covers the darkest days of World War II for the US, when the country went from the tragedy of Pearl Harbor to the triumph at Midway. Covered in detail is the attack of the US Naval base and the devastation of the fleet at Hawaii, then the action moves to the evacuation and fall of the Philippines to the horror of the Death March of Bataan, and finally to the dramatic Battle of Midway which stopped the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific. Creator Wayne Vansant, best known for his exacting detail on Marvel''s long running popular series, The 'Nam, chronicles the participation of the Cahill family during these events as their lives are irrevocably changed forever as their world is plunged into war. "Heavy on authenticity, compellingly written and beautifully drawn."- Comics Buyers Guide.
Wayne Vansant's critically acclaimed World War II comic series that began with Days of Darkness now depicts the gripping war in the Pacific at Guadalcanal and the Battle of Bloody Ridge in the issue collected graphic novel Days of Wrath. When the U.S. Navy orders its ships to run from the Japanese fleet, they abandon American troops on a bloody battered island in the South Pacific. This is the powerful story of the long, vicious battle for Guadalcanal. As the men left on Guadalcanal find out that there will be no prisoners taken on either side. It is a kill or be killed battleground as the stranded U.S. marines fight against overwhelming odds and hope for reinforcements before it’s too late. As the events unfold, a Marine unit is deployed onto a small grassy hill to hold off the onslaught of Japanese assault troops. The three day-three night battle that ensues will go down in history as the Battle of Bloody Ridge.
An action/adventure tale of the French Legionnaire soldier, Battron, "a man without a country", who is involved with the liberation of a freebooting French ship, the Martel, from a heavily guarded Vichy French port during World War II. The Allies want the ship destroyed; the Germans have sent serious resources and firepower to save it and keep it afloat. But a critical security leak in British intelligence could jeopardize not only the mission but Battron’s life. The key is the beautiful former mistress of the Martel’s captain, enlisted in the hope she can convince him to join the Free French movement with his ship.
- Issue # TPB (one year ago)