The Light and Darkness War

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The Light and Darkness War
Original cover of issue one of The Light and Darkness War
Publication information
PublisherEpic Comics (Marvel Comics)
FormatLimited series
Publication dateOctober 1988 – September 1989
No. of issues6
Creative team
Created byTom Veitch
Cam Kennedy
Written byTom Veitch
Artist(s)Cam Kennedy
Letterer(s)Gaspar Saladino
Colorist(s)Cam Kennedy
Editor(s)Archie Goodwin

The Light and Darkness War is a limited series, six-issue comic book written by Tom Veitch and illustrated by Cam Kennedy.

Originally published by Epic Comics, an imprint of Marvel Comics, Titan Books released a collected hardcover edition of the series in May 2015. In addition to the six complete issues of the original comics, the book contains a Foreword by retired United States Navy Commander and helicopter pilot Mike Beidler; a Background Briefing by Tom Veitch; an essay by Stephen R. Bissette; and extensive sketch and development art by Cam Kennedy.

Plot Synopsis[edit]

Lazarus Jones, a disabled Vietnam War veteran who lost his legs in combat during a helicopter explosion that killed four of his brothers-in-arms, suffers post-traumatic stress disorder and descends into alcohol and drug abuse. Years later, living a life bordering on despair, he wishes he had died with his friends.

After an emotional visit to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall with his wife Chris, he suffers a car accident that puts him in a coma, during which he is transported to another dimension where his friends are alive, serving as warriors in a never-ending battle against Lord Na and the forces of Outer Darkness.