Knights of the Skull, Vol. 1: Germany’s Panzer Forces in WWII, Blitzkrieg: Poland, France, North Africa, 1939–41

Written & Illustrated by Wayne Vansant

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Knights of the Skull is a full-color, graphic non-fiction series chronicling the development of the German Panzer (armored) forces in World War II. Beginning with the early campaigns in 1939–41, this first volume features the unleashing of Blitzkrieg in Poland in 1939, the incredible defeat of the western Allies in France in 1940, and then the legendary Gen. Erwin Rommel’s initial North African campaigns in 1941. With detailed, and historically accurate illustrations of vehicles, uniforms, locations, and characters, this vivid chronicle of the early years of World War II in Europe is not only an artistic look at the war, but is also a concise history of Germany's influential approach to armored warfare. Tactics developed and executed during Germany's 1939–41 campaigns changed warfare forever, and were honed throughout the remaining years of the war.

Size: 8 1/2" x 11" | 338 color illustrations | 80 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353772

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For thirty years Wayne Vansant has been writing and illustrating comics and graphic novels on historical and military subjects. He began doing stories for Marvel’s "Savage Tales," and spent five years as the principle artist on the award winning The ’Nam. Since then he has produced Days of Darkness, Battron: The Trojan Woman, Blockade, The War in Korea, illustrated Stephan Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage, Normandy, Grant vs. Lee, Bombing Nazi Germany, Gettysburg, The Red Baron, and The Battle of the Bulge. He is currently illustrating Erich Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front.