Image Comics has announced some big name talent will be a part of an upcoming motion comic for their Peter Panzerfaust series. Peter Panzerfaust is described as a "World War II escapade inspired by the classic J.M. Barrie creation Peter Pan." The series is written by Kurtis J. Wiebe with art by Tyler Jenkins.
Adjacent Productions and Quality Transmedia will be releasing a fully animated motion comic adaptation of the series, which will feature voice work by Elijah Wood, Summer Glau, Ron Perlman, and Dante Basco. Elijah Wood and Summer Glau voice the characters of Peter and Wendy, while Ron Perlman voices the Nazi officer Kapitan Haken, who is the series' version of Captain Hook.
Dante Basco is the voice of Alain. Basco previously played Rufio in the 1991 movie Hook. The trailer for the motion comic is set to premiere at a panel at the Chicago entertainment convention C2E2. The session will feature Peter Panzerfaust creators Wiebe and Jenkins and Jeff Krelitz of Quality Transmedia, and takes place on Saturday, April 27 at 3:15 PM CT.
In addition to the Peter Panzerfaust motion comic, Adjacent Productions and Quality Transmedia have also announced that a live-action series based on the comic is in development. Having such big names associated with the motion comic should help build interest for the live-action series.
Image Comics/Shadowline will also be releasing the second trade paperback volume of the series. Peter Panzerfaust: Hooked collects issues #6–10 of the series and features the introduction of Kapitan Haken, as well as the continued adventures of Peter, the Lost Boys, Wendy, and Tiger Lily in their fight against the Nazis as part of the French Resistance. The Peter Panzerfaust volume two trade paperback is scheduled to be released on May 15, 2013.
The project is executive produced by Adjacent Productions' Senior Vice President of Scripted, Julie Gardner (Da Vinci's Demons, Doctor Who, Torchwood), Dan Tischler (Gigi: Almost American; Torchwood: Web of Lies) and Quality Transmedia's Jeff Krelitz.