Genderqueer Super-Thief Takes Flight in MOTH & WHISPER

Moth & Whisper
Credit: Jen Hickman/Marshall Dillon (AfterShock Comics)
Credit: Jen Hickman/Marshall Dillon (AfterShock Comics)

AfterShock Comics has announced a new ongoing series from Ted Anderson and Jen Hickman titled Moth & Whisper. The titular Moth and Whisper are great thieves who - unbeknownst to everyone - are missing, even though their escapades have continued. It's not them - its their child, the young genderfluid thief-in-training Niki.

Credit: Jen Hickman/Marshall Dillon (AfterShock Comics)

Moth & Whisper combines a character-driven coming of age story with a good heist/spy story," said Hickman. "It's the kind of book that will delight you with all the wily fun crime stuff, and then keep you cheering for our hero to find what they're searching for and who they really are. If that sounds up your alley, pick it up!”

Here is the book's solicitation - look for AfterShock's full September 2018 solicitations later this month here at Newsarama.

MOTH & WHISPER #1 / $3.99 / 32 pages / Color / ON SALE 09.12.18
Writer: Ted Anderson
Artist: Jen Hickman
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
Cover A: Jen Hickman
Cover B: Jorge Corona

Credit: Jen Hickman/Marshall Dillon (AfterShock Comics)

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 Young Adult 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!

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