The story of the infamous Panzer division that led the German Ardennes Offensive during World War II, also known as the Battle of the Bulge. This publication tells the tale of the young German commander, Joachim Peiper, as he spearheaded the offensive. Time was of the essence and he sacrificed tanks, his own men, and when it came time to take prisoners…he shot them instead, in what is now known as the Malmedy massacre. This event would forever overshadow Peiper's military battlefield prowess. This tale is written and illustrated by one of the foremost creators working in historical comics, Wayne Vansant. Part 1 of 3 in the Knights of the Skull series.