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EXCLUSIVE: Wiebe Continues To Soar With "Peter Panzerfaust"

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  • Posted on 15th Sep, 2022 02:03 AM
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CBR spoke to writer Kurtis J. Wiebe about "Peter Panzerfaust," his ongoing series with artist Tyler Jenkins that continues to mix J.M. Barrie's books, youthful optimism and the horrors of war.

When most people think of Peter Pan, they think of a green-clad kid with a funny hat flying through the air, ignoring adulthood and tormenting a bumbling villain in the form of Captain Hook. Writer Kurtis J. Wiebe went a different route when taking inspiration from J.M. Barrie's storybook character who has gone on to live in various forms thanks to stage plays, animated features and weekly cartoons. Wiebe, along with artist Tyler Jenkins, have been telling the story of a very different Peter, this one an American kid in Europe fighting Nazis during World War II in the pages of "Peter Panzerfaust."

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The first issue found Peter teaming up with a group of orphans whose home was bombed by the Germans. With his Lost Boys recruited, Peter helped them get to France, but that hasn't been the end of their problems. Since getting together, the group has acquired new members in Wendy, John and Michael Darling as well as Fresh Resistance member Tiger Lily. They've also run afoul of Captain Haken whose hand wound up meeting its end thanks to Peter's dagger, not a crocodile.

With the Shadowline/Image Comics series heading into its third arc -- with each arc bookended and narrated by one of the Lost Boys in modern times being interviewed by the mysterious Mr. Parsons -- CBR News looked back with Wiebe at Peter Panzerfaust's" most important elements, his growing working relationship with Jenkins and the surprise popularity of the series which the writer says will last at least 25 issues, but go on longer if the book continues to warrant second printings.

"Peter Panzerfaust" #11 from Kurtis J. Wiebe, Tyler Jenkins and /ShadowlineImage Comics goes on sale June 12, while the Vol. 2 TPB is available April 10.

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