Written by Kurtis J. Wiebe
Art by Tyler Jenkins
Release Date: July 11, 2012

The first arc of Peter Panzerfaust wraps up and the boys are caught in a shooting war. Their dream of hiding out until peace came again was shattered last issue and tragedy is sure to follow.

Wiebe is developing the individuality of the characters and grows them as the story moves along. He’s built a sizable cast but he’s finding telling moments to let us understand who they are and how they act or react in the dangerous world around them. He is seeding bits in this issue that may not pay off for years to come. The change in surroundings also adds depth to the characters as they seek safety in the growing conflict.

Jenkins continues to gain ground in his story-telling ability. Even the simplicity of tears during an action scene convey so much in quite economical terms. The narration is sparce as more and more of the story is driven by the art and the flow of his style. Jenkins’ style is well suited to this fanciful story and he makes the best use of splash pages I’ve seen in ages.

This arc will be collected soon in a tradepaperback and the series returns in the fall with the second adventure, which promises to bring a different voice and perspective on Peter and his Lost Boys.

The Verdict: 9.5/10


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