Moth & Whisper #1
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Moth & Whisper #1

Writer: Ted Anderson Artist: Jen Hickman Publisher: Aftershock Comics Release Date: September 12, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7
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Everyone knows that the two greatest thieves in the city are the Moth and the Whisper. Very few know that the Moth and the Whisper disappeared six months ago. And what nobody knows is that the new Moth and Whisper are actually one person pretending to be both of them. One supremely skilled but uncertain young genderfluid thief: Niki, the child of the Moth and the Whisper.

Niki has been trained by their parents in the arts of stealth and infiltration, but they're still just a teenager, and now they're alone, searching for their parents in a hostile cyberpunk dystopia. Corporations run the streets while crime lord more

  • 9.6
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Sep 24, 2018

    Moth & Whisper is an impressive mystery in all too near future. This book's premise is clever and the world is engaging. The characters are exceedingly awesome and the visuals are cool in every possible way.I'm really looking forward to more. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Sep 12, 2018

    Sometimes you come away from a first issue and just go wow. Moth and Whisper was one of those books for me that just made my day when I read it and left me excited for what's to come, but also to begin researching the team behind it a bit more and find out what else I've missed by them in their respective careers. The story is straightforward and accessible but it's wonderfully stylish and engaging with lots of potential to run with. It's one of the best things I've read in a while for a first issue and I can't wait to get my hands on more and to see what the run will be like as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Newsarama - Joey Edsall Sep 11, 2018

    As a debut issue, Moth & Whisper #1 is a resounding success. Despite imitation being at the forefront of the narrative, the book itself makes it clear that it is not content to imitate other dystopian comics. It's a fun story with an empathetic lead, all propelled by a few layers of mystery. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - Christa Harader Sep 17, 2018

    A solid first issue and a good dose of intrigue to set up what promises to be a cool all-ages spy thriller. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Nathan Koffler Sep 13, 2018

    Like I said, the story isn’t the most original one and the writing isn’t groundbreaking but the main character is intriguing, the action is really fun, and the mystery is exciting. These things allow me to overlook the simple concept because now I just see this as a solid and entertaining first issue as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Mark Scott Sep 11, 2018

    AfterShock are making a big effort at the moment to produce inclusive and diverse characters so its great to see that Anderson is making the protagonist of this story genderqueer. However, Ive yet to see exactly how this fits in with either the story or the development of the character themselves, although Im hoping that there will be more expansion as the series continues to help make their gender identity feel a little more relevant to the story. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geekery Magazine - Lucas Fashina Sep 12, 2018

    I can imagine James Franco playing a movie role in this story. Also, there are touches of Tom Cruises Ethan Hunt here, but given the violence in their lives, I recommend the Rock and Vin Diesel. But I bet and would prefer if this would be translated into gameplay. This is not a deep psychological study. But it is decent and fun. It has action, but not the hyperkinetic activity that passes for action in too many stories. This is a comic about characters who have more important things to do than a character in an action thriller.Moth & Whisper #1 comes with two covers; Cover A Regular is drawn by Jen Hickman; while Cover B Variant is drawn by Jorge Corona. Read Full Review

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