Peter Panzerfaust #1

Peter Panzerfaust #1

Writer: Kurtis J. Wiebe Artist: Tyler Jenkins Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 15, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 14
7.9Critic Rating
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The city of Calais is 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.

From the writer of the critically acclaimed GREEN WAKE and THE INTREPIDS comes a new ongoing series: PETER PANZERFAUST, a high energy action story that blends Red Dawn with Peter Pan.

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Jan 14, 2012

    I have absolutely no idea what to expect from this title, as the last page completely shocked me, but I have a feeling that unpredictability will be half of the fun of Peter Panzerfaust. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Grant McLaughlin Feb 19, 2012

    This opening issue is the perfect balance between whimsy and reality, and they can keep this up for the rest of the series, Peter Panzerfaust is going to be something special. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Population Go - Population Go Staff Feb 18, 2012

    The first issue of Wiebe's new series is a roaring success as far as I'm concerned. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Erik Norris Feb 15, 2012

    The only downer to Peter Panzerfaust #1 is that it ends too soon. The cliffhanger comes and you're left wanting more. But then again, that's also indicative of the quality of storytelling Wiebe and Jenkins achieve with this first issue. Bring on more Panzerfaust. AhrooOOO! Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Feb 8, 2012

    I've said before that I'm a bit prejudiced toward first issues, but this new series is off to a solid start. The ending might have disappointed me a bit, but at the same time it just makes me wish I had the second issue on hand already. Tricky maneuver, guys. Wiebe has yet another solid creator-owned title under his belt, but I'm particularly interested in seeing where artist Tyler Jenkins ends up in the future. Until then, though, I'll be content with getting my fix from both of these guys on a monthly basis through Peter Panzerfaust. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Niall Doonan Mar 1, 2012

    Nevertheless, I am interested in this series; the concept is cool and Wiebe and Jenkins are both very good. By putting the Peter Pan tale into a World War Two setting there is a lot of scope for interesting new stories and spectacular art and thats why Ill be back for the second instalment. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    iFanboy - Paul Montgomery Jan 13, 2012

    There's still a brief window to pre-order this one. I recommend checking in on the ground floor, because it's positioning itself as one of the most compelling stories of the new year. Whether you believe in fairies or not. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Felicity Gustafson Jan 19, 2012

    Overall, the first issue was pretty short, but looks promising. For me, Peter is definitely the point of interest in the comic. He looks to be a great character, full of depth, and I expect a lot from him. The kids could go either way, in fact, I expect to dislike one or two and love the rest, but we'll have to wait for their individuality to flourish. I'm the type of person that loves to figure out puzzles and finding out answers, and Peter Panzerfaust is wrapped up like a perplexing riddle. A lot of action to soak up, but we're not given enough answers yet to have an idea of what's going on beneath the surface. I think it's worth sticking with and I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery. Puzzle lovers, unite! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Feb 15, 2012

    Peter Pan fighting in World War II. It's a great idea and there's so much that could be done with this idea. We're introduced to the familiar characters but don't fully know how closely they relate to them. Did Peter really hang out in Kensington Gardens and live in Neverland or is this more of a twist on the characters with a more realistic touch? Kurtis J. Wiebe and Tyler Jenkins set up the characters and this world nicely. The only downside of the issue is it feels as if it ends abruptly. It could simply be that I wanted more. I didn't want the issue to end. But it didn't quit quite have the normal cliffhanger feel. Regardless, I will be coming back for the next issue to see how everything unfolds. This is a great take on the character but the sky's the limit as to where this could go. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Crave Online - Andy Hunsaker Feb 16, 2012

    It's not a kiddie story, though, as Peter is shooting Nazis down and about to kill a few more when the story abruptly ends with a howl. This sudden stoppage made me go 'uh, okay, whatever' at first, but now that I know the truth, I realize it was supposed to be A Moment. Peter's also not actually flying, but he makes a hell of a leap between buildings to inspire the others to do the same, so it looks as though this will be firmly grounded in reality. Wiebe's script is engaging and just cool, though, and Jenkins' art is great at setting the scene and the mood of the tale's contrasting emotions of misery and hope. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    ComicList - Brandon Borzelli Feb 18, 2012

    Peter Panzerfaust is a war drama that happens to replicate the charismatic Peter Pan as its lead character. It works well in this issue and it will be interesting to see how this book takes shape over time. Will the war be the focus or will the characters take on different adventures where the war is the backdrop? Either way, I think this a good book that has energy that translates into instant fun on the pages. I recommend picking this book up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza Feb 15, 2012

    Otherwise, this is yet another amusing offering from Image. It feels the same to me as "Proof" did with the first issue: disturbingly familiar, yet fresh and entertaining. I'll definitely be back for the next issue to see where this leads and how it continues to blend genres and stories we are all familiar with. There is a great deal of room for fun, adventure, excitement and entertainment. Peter is set to make a lasting impression on the fighting forces of the Nazis, just as this book is sure to find fans in the comic-reading community. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 15, 2012

    I can see fans of Fablesprobably enjoying this book. Like I said the concept is great and nearly worththe price of the comic alone. It has a lot of work to do in the second issue ifit's going to show its staying power and really hook the readers on the series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - stephengervais Feb 20, 2012

    Overall I enjoyed this issue. I found the artwork captured the essence of Pan Mythology and the story itself entertaining. Even though I was not a fan of the ending I have to pick up the next issue to see what happens. Read Full Review

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