Penguins vs Possums continues! Tomorrow, on October 29th, the fifth issue of the comic will be released, continuing straight from where the previously featured paperback collection left off. The great folks at Fanboy Comics, publishers of Penguins vs Possums, have been kind enough to provide us with a preview copy so we can have a nice penguins-on-warpath cross-promo thing going on here!
In case you haven't noticed yet, I love this comic book series – and no, that's not a bribed comment. I've already hailed this series at great length a few weeks back, but I think it's worth repeating that in addition to being very out-there high-concept madness, it also has much more depth and soul than what you'd perhaps expect. Also, no matter which camp you support in this fight, I'll guarantee you'll find both sides sympathetic and worth rooting for.
I'm not going into too much detail on the plot of this fifth issue, as that would obviously be an overdose of spoilers to anyone who hasn't read the first four. However, I can say that the plot thickens with grand revelations and – naturally – an excellent cliffhanger that leaves you on the edge of your seat waiting for the next issue. In other words; It's great!
As a penguin-fanboy, I have to give a special mention to the character of Meilai, who finally finds her place alongside the Emperor Xiao. Not only is the character interesting, but the design of her new battle regalia is something to behold. It sort of reminds me if the legendary Final Fantasy character designer Tetsuya Nomura was tasked to design an elaborate armour for a penguin – and what you get here is every bit as impressive. Seriously, if I ever find the time off TAGAP and SteamJazz – however unlikely a scenario – I'll definitely want to try and create a tribute artwork to her and Xiao.
As a special bonus this week, the Penguins vs Possums maestros Sebastian Kadlecik and John Bring have provided us and all you dear TAGAP readers a special wallpaper, featuring the stunning cover artwork from the paperback release:
Special thanks to Mr. Kadlecik, Mr. Bring and Barbra J. Dillon of Fanboy Comics for both the great comic and the opportunity for us to preview and share the Issue #5 in advance! As I mentioned, issue #5 will be out tomorrow, while the first four issues are available as a trade paperback release.
Finally, this isn't the last you've seen of Penguins vs Possums, oh no. As soon as we can arrange another photoshoot with Petja, you will get to see something wickedly awesome. Stay tuned!
Also available as Wallpaper!