I’ve been floating around Google to see what kind of buzz is going around about my newest series Grim Leaper that comes out this Wednesday. I’ve been very excited about this series, but also a little bit nervous. I’m pretty new to writing comedy, but I have a lot of faith in my collaborator’s ability to bring it home in the funniest way possible. Aluisio is one talented guy and I’m just lucky to have met him before he’s off doing huge work elsewhere.
So, in the spirit of the week and the excitement I’m feeling, let’ see what the good old reliable internet is saying, shall we? Let’s start things off with my Don’t Miss podcast with Paul Montgomery at Ifanboy.com
Imagine how bizarre life could be if you lived the lives, and deaths, of Lou Collins. Caught in an unending cycle of violent and horrific deaths, only to be reborn in a new body, Grim Leaper chronicles Collins’ search for understanding, and a way to break out of his unceasing curse. Much to Collins’ surprise, however, he is not the only tragic victim of circumstance, as he meets Ella who is similarly caught in an endless loop. What kind of romance could be based on such morbid and strange things in common? Pick up Grim Leaper to find out.
Here’s another new ongoing series coming from Image. Grim Leaper is written by Kurtis Wiebe (Peter Panzerfaust) and drawn by Aluisio Santos, telling the story of Lou Collins, a man caught in a cyclical curse of gruesome deaths, who meets a girl named Ella suffering the same fate. As Image puts it, Grim Leaper is a love story to die for. How cute.
Additionally, every issue of Grim Leaper comes with a back-up story playing off the theme of “love at first sight.” The first back-up is actually written by IGN’s comic editor and our good friend, Joey Esposito.
It’s not often you hear the phrase “gory romantic comedy” in a comic book solicitation, but that’s exactly how Image is promoting Grim Leaper.
It’s a four-issue miniseries from writer Kurtis J. Wiebe (Green Wake) and artist Aluisio Santos, described as “Quantum Leapmeets Final Destination” — with two doomed souls (seemingly unwisely) falling for each other.
Kurtis Wiebe has our hearts here at BD, and this week his brand new horror romantic splatter comedy begins. It’s about a man who cannot stop dying, a man down in the dumps, a man who has nothing left to live for. That is, until he meets a woman with the same curse. Wiebe is a gifted storyteller and he’s been killing everything in the past year.