What happens when you mix Saving Private Ryan with the classic bed time tale of Peter Pan? Well, lauded scribe Kurtis Wiebe from Image would like to answer that question with his newest adventure Peter Panzerfaust. Joined by artist Tyler Jenkins, the book tells the tale of a group of orphans living in Calais on the eve of NAZI Germany’s invasion. A young American boy, Peter, rallies the orphans to his cause as they attempt to resist the blitzkrieg.
Fairy tale inspiration…check.
Evil NAZI invasion…check.
What else could a fanboy want? This book had me at Panzerfaust.
We’ll still have to wait a few months for this book to officially hit retailers. Check it out at your local comic shop Feb. 15th, 2012.
Here’s the official press release for more:
This February, Image Comics and Shadowline will proudly present a new ongoing series from Kurtis Wiebe, the writer of the critically acclaimed GREEN WAKE and THE INTREPIDS, and artist Tyler Jenkins. PETER PANZERFAUST is a high energy action story with heart, blending the unlikely combination of the wartime camaraderie in films like Red Dawn with themes from the beloved classic children’s story Peter Pan.
To get a sneak peek of the first five pages of this exciting new series, readers need look no further than in the back of Nick Spencer and Joe Eisma’s MORNING GLORIES #14, which goes on sale in stores today.
“Peter Panzerfaust is a story Tyler and I have been wanting to tell for years,” explained Wiebe. ” It’s an action series set during World War II that blends in a fresh take on the Peter Pan mythology. There’s a real rich setting we’ve developed in this series and I’m thrilled to share it with everyone.”
“We are basically creating a book here that is a 200 proof concoction of our interests and loves,” added Jenkins. “World War II, brave heroes, mystery, romance…ADVENTURE in the old-school, old-fashioned, turn of the century, sense of the word.”
PETER PANZERFAUST is set in the city of Calais, the first city in France to fall to the Germans in the spring of 1940. A mysterious American boy named Peter rallies a handful of plucky French orphans, and they must work together to survive Europe’s darkest hour!
PETER PANZERFAUST #1, a 32-page full-color action and adventure comic book for $3.50, will be on sale in stores and on digital platforms on February 15, and will be available for order now in the December issue of Previews.