Peter Panzerfaust #5
Art by: Tyler Jenkins
Colours by: Alex Sollazzo
Letters By: Ed Brisson
Cover by: Tyler Jenkins
Published by: Image/Shadowline
Cover Price: $3.50 (USD)
After the tragedy of the previous issue and the death of Alain, Peter, Wendy and the boys are forced to head to Paris. This is the final issue of the first arc “The Great Escape” and it moves the story along well while setting up the next arc too.
After spending so long trying and failing to stay safe, it is suitable that it is the dangers of war that push the group out of their farmhouse and force them to head to the French capital. The group is still together, though some, particularly Felix, are taking the loss of Alain harder than others.
Once in Paris, there are some nice character moments for Peter and Tootles who are both struggling with events but also trying to hold everyone together. Being in Paris also gives Jenkins a chance to show off some more with some excellent work on the city and the Eiffel Tower, while also allowing him to draw some lighter moments as the gang try and enjoy themselves.
The balance of story isn’t quite right yet though. The interview between Mr Parsons and Tootles/Gilbert is more involved in this instalment, which works well as Tootles has been the narrator for the first arc. However, Wendy hasn’t really had much to do yet and needs to come into the story more to make the character more relevant.
It seems that the focus will switch to Curly/Julien recounting the tale to Mr Parsons next issue, which will be good for expanding on the other Lost Boys a bit more. I’m glad this series is continuing as it has a strong creative team behind it and it should go from strength to strength.