Daily Archives: February 15, 2012
The comic book Peter Panzerfaust, the debut issue of which is released today, wouldn’t be the first time one of famed author J.M. Barrie’s fictional creations have been transported from the pages of his early twentieth century Peter Pan play and novel into the format of sequential storytelling. I’m specifically thinking of the Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie erotic graphic novel, Lost Girls, and, truth be told, that’s not bad company.
Of course, Peter Panzerfaust is NOT an overtly sexual reading like Lost Girls is, but it is, I believe, the first time that the major character of Barrie’s most famous work has lead a group of rag-tag, gun-toting, orphan boy-soldiers against German panzer tanks in World War II-era France. Anyone care to defy that assumption?
And, just like in Barrie’s original work, there’s definitely a magical feel to this particular story.