The Battle that Changed the Pacific War

Jay Wertz, Wes Locher

Visually portrays the story of the pivotal battle of Midway and how it turned the tide in the Pacific War.
Date Published :
February 2018
Publisher :
Monroe Publications
Contributor(s) :
Ed Jiménez
Series :
World War II Comix
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Paperback
ISBN : 9780998889375
Pages : 24
Dimensions : 10.25 X 6.75 inches
Stock Status : In stock


After the attack on Pearl Harbor the U. S. Pacific Fleet was bent but not broken. The fact that the fleet’s aircraft carriers were away from base at the time of the attack helped the navy under new commander Admiral Chester Nimitz react to further Japanese expansion in the Pacific. American task forces staged a series of raids, mostly ineffective except in letting the Japanese know that their continued aggression would not go unchecked. Then came the Battle of Coral Sea, the first naval battle fought entirely in air-to-sea actions – the opposing ships never saw each other. Through experience gained in this battle and advances in code breaking by U. S. Navy cryptologists, the Pacific Fleet was ready for Japan’s attack on the American base on Midway on June 5, 1942. Navy fliers attacked the Japanese carriers and sunk four of the six present. And while America lost some ships as well, the two-day battle so damaged the Combined Fleet that the Japanese were never able to mount another strategic offensive in the Pacific. All the preparations, actions, personalities and results of the Battle of Midway are chronicled in graphic story form in Midway – The Battle That Changed the Pacific War.  

About The Author

Jay Wertz is the author of seven books: D-Day: The Campaign Across France; The World Turns to War; The Pacific, Volume One: Pearl Harbor to Guadalcanal; The Pacific, Volume Two: The Solomons to Saipan; The Native American Experience; The Civil War Experience 1861-1865 and co-author of Smithsonian’s Great Battles and Battlefields of the Civil War with prominent historian Edwin C. Bearss. He is currently writing additional volumes of War Stories: World War II Firsthand, a twelve-part book series of eyewitness accounts. He has also been a feature writer for America in WWII and Aviation History magazines and is the author of Pearl Harbor and the Day of Infamy, They Called Themselves the Battling Bastards of Bataan and Midway: The Battle that Changed the Pacific War, graphic histories which include installments of a graphic novel, Separated by War. He is the producer-director-writer of the award-winning 13-part documentary series Smithsonian’s Great Battles of the Civil War for The Learning Channel and Time-Life Video. He started his 42-year film and TV career in Hollywood working on military projects. He lives in Phillips Ranch, California.


“I always found that one of the finest ways to teach history was through the use of pictures and picture strip stories like I used to read every week in my comics. This brilliant account of the Battle of Midway does just that.”

- Books Monthly

This is certainly an innovative approach to military history, and conveys a tense excitement of blow and counter-blow.”

- Miniature Wargames

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