Kurtis J. Wiebe is on fire! He’s got “Peter Panzerfaust” well underway, “Debris” coming out this summer, and now he’s got another little series called Grim Leaper heading your way next month. For someone who wasn’t even in the comics industry three years ago, Wiebe became a big name to look out for quickly following the success of “Green Wake”. “Grim Leaper” tells the story of a man who seemingly cannot die. After his thirteenth failed attempt, he discovers something new, something to give him life again, love. Wiebe is delivering a gruesome and gory romantic comedy that combines Final Destination with Romeo and Juliet. Below you can check out a load of bloody teaser pics and the some more details. Stay tuned for an interview coming up with Wiebe about the series!
Image Comics press release:
At the beginning of the new Image Comics series GRIM LEAPER, Lou Collins has died thirteen times, and he can be sure that grisly death #14 is just around the corner. This may seem like a weird way to find romance, but that’s just what Kurtis J. Wiebe (PETER PANZERFAUST, GREEN WAKE) has in store for Lou in his new series debuting in May, drawn by Aluisio Santos.
Every time he dies, Lou jumps into a stranger’s body, and just as he’s learning something about his new host, another gruesome accident sends him leaping to the next one. Lou wants to escape the violent cycle and find eternal rest â€” that is, until he meets another “leaper” named Ella.
“This is the gory love story you’ve been waiting for, a buckets of blood romantic comedy for the ages,” said writer Wiebe.
“Grim Leaper is a story about that person you’ve always wanted to date but never had the chance to,” added Santos. “Except now your bad luck is a killer.”
GRIM LEAPER #1 (MAR120418), published under Image Comics Shadowline imprint, will be in stores on May 30. It’s a full-color comic book for $3.50. It is available for pre-order now in the March issue of Previews.