DAYS OF WRATH
The Creative Team
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.
Wayne Vansant brings his gripping World War II saga of war in the Pacific to Guadalcanal and the Battle of Bloody Ridge. This is the powerful story of the long, vicious battle for Guadalcanal that occurred in 1942-43. When the U.S. Navy orders its outnumbered and outgunned ships to run from the Japanese fleet, they abandon American troops on a bloody, battered island in the South Pacific. 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 battlefield as the stranded U.S. Marines fight against overwhelming odds and hope for reinforcements before it’s too late. As the events unfold, a U.S. 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.
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Written by: Wayne Vansant
Art by: Wayne Vansant
Print: Black and White
(4 issues & Graphic Novel)