Art by: Joshua Luna
Cover by: Joshua Luna
Published by: Image
Cover Price: $2.99 (USD)
Whispers is three issues in now and its level has risen again as Sam’s problems are becoming far more serious than his usual Obsessive Compulsive tendencies. Joshua Luna throws two very different problems at Sam and seeing him try to resolve them is enthralling and more than a little unnerving.
Sam is first confronted with a demonic vision that is brutal and frightening. Luna has to draw some uncomfortable things in this sequence as Sam sees the result of the actions of another ghostly entity that can influence people. Sam can put thoughts into peoples’ minds, but so can others and they aren’t all as well intentioned as Sam seems to be.
Despite Sam seeing something that would be truly terrifying, he is as, if not more, concerned with helping his ex-girlfriend Vanessa who is in trouble with a drug dealer Tay. When Sam can’t help Vanessa directly, he attempts to influence Tay instead and this leads to some morally questionable choices as Sam tries to resolve multiple problems at once.
The last few pages are excellently done, with Luna using a shift in perspective, with Tay being clearly drawn and Sam being blurred while Tay is in control, this flips round once Sam starts making the decisions on Tay’s behalf and it leads to a violent act that neither Sam nor Tay will recover from easily.
The moral complications of being able to influence people and see them while remaining unseen were clear from the start of this series, but this issue makes everything far more serious. There is no question that things are about to get a whole lot worse for Sam and I can’t wait to find out how much worse.