Coming from Image Comics in January 2012 is “Whispers,” a brand new project from critically-acclaimed creator Joshua Luna. Best known for his collaborative projects with his brother, Jonathan Luna, Joshua is going solo for the supernatural miniseries, serving as both writer and artist.
“Whispers” follows the journey of Sam Webber, a man losing control of his life to obsessive-compulsive disorder. But when Sam discovers he has the power to leave his body and wander around in a ghost-like form, he begins to regain the control he’s never felt he possessed before. Focusing on supernatural themes and elements, “Whispers” also explores more profound concepts such as free will and control.
Joshua Luna spoke with CBR News about “Whispers,” the challenges of going solo, Sam Webber and his supporting cast, and the supernatural aspects that readers can expect to encounter.
CBR News: Joshua, tell us about “Whispers.” What’s the concept behind it and how did your initial idea develop into the series?
Joshua Luna:Â I’m fascinated by the concepts of free will and control. Are the choices we make in life really a choice? Or are we all simply victims to predetermination, genetic dispositions, environment, or a divine outside force? Are we really in control? These questions inspired me and I wanted to explore these themes by creating a character that represented both spectrums to the argument.