Moth and Whisper Vol. 1
by Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman.
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 lords like Ambrose Wolfe run the alleys-identity is a commodity and privacy is impossible. The truth about Niki’s parents and their disappearance is out there, but can Niki survive long enough to find it?
A YA cyberpunk thriller starring a genderqueer super-thief, MOTH & WHISPER is the brainchild of Ted Anderson (My Little Pony, Adventure Time) and Jen Hickman (Jem and the Holograms, The Dead), that just HAD to be told at AfterShock!Taken from book blurb.
Release Date: 30th April, 2019.
Length: 120 pages.
Series: Moth & Whisper (titles does say Volume 1)
Genre: Graphic Novel. Cyber Punk. QUILTBAG.
Read as: an eBook.
Moth & Whisper is an engaging read that grabbed me from the first page. The art style is one that not only compliments the story and tone of the graphic novel, but looks amazing too.
The story of Moth & Whisper is one that hits so many of my favourite tropes – it features superheroes, super-sleuths, and super-thieves all within a tightly controlled cyberpunk dystopia. Oh, the main character Niki also identifies as gender-queer, so you know, there’s another reason for you to love the story.
Moth & Whisper is not just an interesting story – I loved the art of Jen Hickman. The panels are really well set out and you get a real feel for the flow of the action. I never felt bombarded by the action or the narrative and the panels that features Nikki’s parents were so beautiful! The bold colours on the black looked so good!
I also loved seeing all the little background details in Moth & Whisper. The end part of the book points out some of these details, but throughout you notice these small background hints which really helped to create a bigger world than what was solely told in the story. The signage featured subtly throughout the story paints a larger picture of a tightly controlled government and those who operate around it. A quick peek at the cover will give you an idea of some of the signs featured throughout.
Not only is the story of Moth & Whisper incredibly interesting, I was so ridiculously invested in the welfare of Niki. At the end of the graphic novel, I just wanted to know more about this world and where the story will go from here.
If you’re looking for a really interesting, cyber-punk, action, graphic novel that features a gender-queer character, then Moth & Whisper is for you!
Now we just have to wait until the next book is released 😅
Please note: I received a copy of Moth and Whisper Vol. 1 from NetGalley.