The Other Side
Title: The Other Side
Author: Jason Aaron
Two young men who have never met fight on opposite sides of the war, and neither can face the reality of his situation until it is too late.
This hard-hitting graphic novel examines life on opposing sides of the Vietnam War through the eyes of two young men. Bill Everette is a 19-year-old Alabama farm boy who’s been drafted into the Marine Corps, while 19-year-old Vietnamese farmer Binh Dai enlists in the People’s Army of Vietnam to fulfill his duty to his country.
Along the way, Private Everette encounters demonically vicious drill instructors, talking maggots, voiceless ghosts and a rifle that begs him to shoot himself. Vo Dai must undertake the long march south through black forests and bloody swamps, past tigers, dragons and mounds of dead. Both men struggle with their own demons and nightmarish visions…before their inevitable showdown.
This impeccably researched, critically acclaimed book heralds the arrival of two new superstar talents: writer Jason Aaron and artist Cameron Stewart.