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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.
(3 issues & Graphic Novel)
KNIGHTS OF THE SKULL
Written by: Wayne Vansant
Art by: Wayne Vansant
Print: Black and White
Diamond #: MAY14 1237
An excellent companion to Caliber Comic's other noted war publications such as Vietnam Journal, Witness to War, Winter War, and Days of Darkness
Wayne Vansant is considered one, if not the best historical artist working in the comics field. He illustrated critically acclaimed THE 'NAM for Marvel Comics for five years and has written and illustrated numerous books on The Civil War and World War II. His books can be found in many museum gift shops and published by some of the major military publishing houses.
KNIGHTS of the SKULL
The tales of the Waffen SS during the Second World War.
Noted historian artist and acclaimed comic writer Wayne Vansant provides art and story for this trilogy of gripping war tales of the infamous German Panzer divisions. In addition to Tank Killers which are tales of the young soldiers who command these mighty tanks, Witches’ Caldron tells the incredible tale of the German troop situation on the Eastern Front at Kursk when while attempting to retreat they were cut off and surrounded by the Soviet army. And finally Battle Group Peiper chronicles the events that led to the Malmedy massacre, when American POWs who surrendered during the Battle of the Bulge were massacred by German troops under the command of of the infamous Joachim Peiper.