Rob Guillory’s incentive cover for PETER PANZERFAUST #11 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins! Remind your retailer to place their orders!
Check out the new video trailer for the upcoming Image/Shadowline title RAT QUEENS by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch!
A preview of the new Image/Shadowline comic RAT QUEENS by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Roc Upchurch!
More information at the USA Today interview.
The PETER PANZERFAUST creators Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins, with “Kapitan Haken” — a.k.a. Ron Perlman!
PETER PANZERFAUST EXEMPLIFIES TRIUMPH OF THE UNDERDOG
Issue #10 of Peter Pan-WWII mashup gets second printing
The last few months have been a flurry for the Image Comics/Shadowline series PETER PANZERFAUST. The World War II adventure comic inspired by J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan has sold out of its last three issues, including the most recent, #10 — even though orders were more than double the initial orders of #9.
The second printing of PETER PANZERFAUST #10 will be in stores on April 17 and can be pre-ordered at comic book stores now (Diamond Comics code FEB138250). The first printing sold out the same week as its March 13 release. In addition to the all-new cover featuring art by series artist Tyler Jenkins, Image will also be producing a convention exclusive edition of the issue with a blank cover for sketches and autographs and a limited edition retailer exclusive edition as a token of thanks for the readers and retailers who have supported PETER PANZERFAUST.
Issue #10 closes out the “Paris” story arc for the series and will be collected in the series’ second trade paperback, which will be in stores on May 15.
Fueled by the announcement of the production of a motion comic adaptation by the BBC and coverage in USA Today and The Huffington Post, PETER PANZERFAUST has become the quintessential independent comics success story. A personal story for its creators writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and artist Jenkins, PETER PANZERFAUST offers an emotional depth in a high-concept package, capturing readers’ devotion to this comic book series outside of the superhero mainstream.
The series continues to garner excellent reviews as it moves toward its third story arc:
“In the horrors of war, the story of Peter Panzerfaust is an inspiring story of friendship, honour, courage and living life to its fullest.”
-Comicosity (10/10 review)
“Peter Panzerfaust #10 is an exemplary outing that not only offers a fitting conclusion to this arc but adds in some more character development to boot.”
-Unleash the Fanboy
“Peter Panzerfaust is simply a comic that is too excellent to ignore.”
-Read Comic Books
Issue #9 sells out before in-store date
Flying high after issues #7 and #8 sold out, the Image Comics/Shadowline series PETER PANZERFAUST continues on its remarkable course, as issue #9 sold out well before its in-store date of today, February 13. A second printing (JAN138082) has been ordered and will be in stores on March 13, the same day as PETER PANZERFAUST #10.
The World War II adventure inspired by J.M. Barrie’s classic Peter Pan is written by Kurtis J. Wiebe (DEBRIS, GREEN WAKE) and drawn by Tyler Jenkins. It was recently optioned by the BBC to be produced as a motion comic and a live-action drama.
A second printing of PETER PANZERFAUST #7 will be in stores on March 6, while a second printing of #8 will be on shelves on February 27.
Wow! PETER PANZERFAUST fan Charlene created this art out of 9020 beads!
KURTIS J. WIEBE RECEIVES SHUSTER AWARD
Named “Outstanding Comic Book Writer” for work on GREEN WAKE
Image Comics and Shadowline congratulate Kurtis J. Wiebe, was named Outstanding Comic Book Writer by the Joe Shuster Awards for his work on his series GREEN WAKE and THE INTREPIDS.
Wiebe was named the winner of the Shuster Award on September 15 in a ceremony in Montreal, Quebec. Name after Superman’s co-creator, the artist Joe Shuster, the award recognizes outstanding work by Canadian comic book creators. The judges noted that Wiebe “was selected primarily for his work on the profound and affecting Green Wake.”
Published by Jim Valentino’s Image Comics imprint Shadowline, GREEN WAKE is a murder mystery set in a dream-like town where the residents forget their lives and no one ever leaves. The art is by Riley Rossmo, who is the artist on the Wiebe-penned DEBRIS and co-writer and artist on REBEL BLOOD.
“We are especially proud of Kurtis, a rising star in one of Image’s and Shadowline’s best years in a very long time,” said Valentino. “It’s great to see talent acknowledged and appreciated in this manner. Well done.”
In an interview at IGN, Wiebe spoke about the very personal nature of the series, which he created while going through a divorce. “When I won the [Shuster] award for that series it made me realize that this series, despite its early end… had profoundly affected those that read it,” he said. “It mattered to them. That’s a huge victory to me and made it very worthwhile to struggle through the writing process which was, really, a grieving period in my life.”
Wiebe is one of Image/Shadowline’s most prolific creators. His other Shadowline titles include GRIM LEAPER, PETER PANZERFAUST, and DEBRIS.