Posted October 5, 2011 by Norby Ela in Comics

JOSHUA LUNA’s ‘Whispers’ Comes Out In 2012

There have been reports that one of-the Luna Brothers, Joshua Luna will start his own Image Comics series but, we had to wait for the official word. And here it is:

2012 will begin a new era for Joshua Luna of the Luna Brothers (ULTRA, GIRLS, THE SWORD). Come January, he will be making his solo debut with a new 6-issue series at Image Comics entitled WHISPERS, a comic book which will follow in the same tradition of the previous series Luna and his brother have created in the past: original stories with supernatural elements, grounded with compelling human drama.

The dark, supernatural thriller will not only showcase the creator’s talents as both writer and artist for the first time, but will also raise questions of free will and explore the obsessions, addictions and urges we all have… and may not fully have control of!

“A lot of people who are familiar with my writing may not know this, but I started drawing long before I attempted to write,” said Luna. “I’ve been dying to tackle the art on a comic book series for a long time, but I’ve been waiting for the right time and the right story.”

WHISPERS is the suspenseful story of a mentally troubled man who is suddenly empowered with the ability to leave behind his physical body and exist in a ghost-like form, manipulating people in strange and disturbing ways. With this incredible power, will he control his demons… or discover even more?

WHISPERS #1, a 32-page full-color sci-fi comic $2.99, will be on sale in stores January 26, and is available for order in the upcoming January issue of Previews.

Joshua Luna entered the comic book industry with a blind submission to Image Comics, writing and co-creating the series ULTRA with brother, artist, and co-creator, Jonathan Luna. ULTRA, a unique superhero title that blurred the lines between law-enforcement and celebrity, became a success and was soon adapted into a TV pilot for CBS. The Luna Brothers then went on to create two more critically acclaimed, hit Image titles: Sci-fi horror series, GIRLS, and revenge epic, THE SWORD. Joshua also provided layouts for Jonathan on SPIDER-WOMAN: ORIGIN (Marvel Comics), written by Brian Michael Bendis and Brian Reed. Writing and drawing from an early age, Joshua graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Sequential art and is making his solo debut with WHISPERS. He currently lives in Northern VA. For more information about Joshua and his work, visit www.lunabrothers.com.

Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of best-selling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline, Skybound and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

Norby Ela

FlipGeeks Operations Editor, Managing Editor of Comics, Komiks, Manga, atbp.