Single White Female 80’s ninja madness continues…
Rich Larson’s Sienkiewicz influenced cover immediately pulled me into this giallo romp. Larson’s thick lines and angled compositions nicely set up tensions throughout the narrative: Christmas Eve, a Whisper impostor disturbingly disposes our good girl next door kunoichi and goes on a fucking rad vigilante justice spree only to be taken down by Blue Thunder.
Downside - the writer, Steven Grant, thought it necessary to have every panel spliced with a holiday carol lyric - sort of arbitrary. It reminded me of Lapham’s Young Liars unnecessary musical references - I get the type of comic I’m reading, I can only be pounded over the head so much.
The last image is an exchange between writer and fan about the Iran-Contra affair. It’s amusing that Grant sees Whisper as a political comic - I need to check out more.
BTW, you should really check out the Network Awesome giallo doc.