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Wayne Vansant was born and raised near Atlanta, GA, and served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He graduated from the Atlanta College of Art and began his writing and illustration career in 1986 with Marvel Comics' "Savage Tales" and "The 'Nam." Since then, he has written and/or illustrated many books and comics on historical/military subjects such as Battle Group Peiper, Days of Darkness, Antietam: The Fiery Trial (commissioned by the National Park Service), Blockade: The Civil War at Sea, The War in Korea, The Hammer and the Anvil (profiling Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass), Normandy (profiling D-Day and the entire Normandy Campaign), Gettysburg (profiling the Battle of Gettysburg), and others. He is currently working on graphic histories of the Battle of the Bulge, Manfred von Richthofen, aka the Red Baron, and finishing up his Russian Front trilogy entitled Katusha: Girl Soldier of the Patriotic War. His work has been applauded by the Historical Novel Society and World War II Magazine.

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“Heavy on authenticity, compellingly written and beautifully drawn.” - Comics Buyers Guide

 

 “…conveying to today’s fans what life was like, both at war and at home during this turbulent era.”- Comic Shop News

 

“Informative and historical, all wrapped up in an entertaining package of fact blended with fiction.”- Joe Pruett, writer of X-Men and Domino.

Epic WWII tale as experienced through the eyes of the Cahill family

 

The epic graphic novel collecting the incredible mini-series of the early days of the United States in the Second World War. Days of Darkness covers the darkest days of World War II, when the United States went from the tragedy of Pearl Harbor to the triumph at Midway. Covering in detail the attack of the US Naval base and the devastation of the fleet in Hawaii, the action moves to the evacuation of the Philippines, the horror of the Death March of Bataan, and to the dramatic Battle of Midway which stopped the Japanese juggernaut in the Pacific.

 

Creator Wayne Vansant, best known for his exacting detail on the 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.

 

Collects issues 1-6 of the Days of Darkness comic series.

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Written by: Wayne Vansant

Art by: Wayne Vansant


Pages: 184 

Print: Black and White

Softcover

ISBN: 0983630771

​$19.99 US

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