Peter Panzerfaust

Peter Panzerfaust

Volume 1, The Great Escape

eBook - 2012
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In this reimagining of Peter Pan, a mysterious American boy named Peter helps a group of French orphans survive after the city of Calais falls to the Germans in the spring of 1940.
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Image Comics, [2012]
Copyright Date: ©2012
ISBN: 9781607068884
Characteristics: 1 online resource : chiefly illustrations (chiefly color)
Alternative Title: Great escape


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Oct 02, 2018

A World War II graphic novel chronicling the exploits of Peter Pan, the Lost Boys, and the Darling children. The charismatic Peter leads a resistance cell in occupied France. The Lost Boys are orphaned French teenagers who fall in with him and become his soldiers. The Darling children survive a plane crash that kills their parents. And there's a fanatical SS officer bent on hunting Peter down, you may recognize him once he shows up.

I was suspicious of this before I read it, because the concept seemed somewhat silly. The execution, though, is amazing. Peter's personality seems otherworldly in the context of the war, as it should, but he's a natural leader and dedicated to the cause. His nemesis Hook is chilling, reinvented here as an SS officer. The story is framed as a series of interviews with the surviving Lost Boys, now elderly, which gives it an extra note of nostalgia and sadness.

Peter Panzerfaust is (finally) complete in five paperback volumes.

VaughanPLAlison Jan 02, 2018

It was alright. An interesting take on the Peter Pan story from a wartime perspective, but otherwise not a lot that stood out. This was just the first volume, so I may have to read more to get a full appreciation.

Aug 25, 2013

A great concept cannot save this book from shallow characters, dumb action, and cheap illustrations. Puts the 'super' in 'superficial'.

metalsox Jul 10, 2013

Such a good series. One of the best new books out from image comics in years. If you like peter pan or war stories you'll love this.


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