The Web Is Stoked For Grim Leaper

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

http://ifanboy.com/podcasts/dont-miss-grim-leaper-1-with-kurtis-j-wiebe/

Broken Frontier:

http://www.brokenfrontier.com/lowdown/p/detail/this-weeks-must-have-comics-may-30-2012

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.

Comic Vine

http://www.comicvine.com/news/10-comics-to-buy-this-week-5302012/144755/

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.

Newsrama

http://www.newsarama.com/comics/wednesday-watch-must-reads-120528-1.html

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.

Bloody Disgusting

http://bloody-disgusting.com/news/3145402/10-comics-to-feast-on-may-30-2012/

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.

Third Eye Comics

We’re huge fans of Kurtis’s past work on stuff like GREEN WAKE, and most recently, PETER PANZERFAUST, so we were pretty stoked when he gave us the inside scoop on his new project from IMAGE COMICS: GRIM LEAPER.
Now, with GRIM LEAPER hitting the stands this Wednesday, and after having a chance to read this bad boy, I gotta tell you: the book KICKS ASS.
Picture the gory, zombie mayhem and subtle humor of SHAUN OF THE DEAD or RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, and mix it with the body-jumping craziness of something like QUANTUM LEAP, and that sums up the insane world of GRIM LEAPER very well.
What’s it about? Well, a fellow named Lou Collins is caught in a cyclical curse of violent, gruesome deaths and new beginnings in the bodies of strangers. Yes, he just can’t stop dying in horrible, terrible ways, and when he dies? He does’ t stay dead, but instead finds himself waking up in the body of a complete stranger. With no clue as to why, Lou desperately search for a way to break the curse and crossover peacefully to the other side. Then equally doomed Ella comes along. And, well, you know what they say: Love will tear us apart, right?
Grim Leaper is smart, fresh, funny, and unique, a blend of slice-of-life humor and drama, with a healthy dose of gruesome horror, give this one a shot this Wednesday, Third Eye Faithful, especially if you dig the quirky yet gritty tone of PETER PANZERFAUST, which is fast becoming Wiebe’s trademark.