Thursday, November 14, 2013
GRAPHIC NOVEL REVIEW: "Whore" by Jeffrey Kaufman
I know, I know, you're all probably thinking, "What the Hell is she reviewing?" My answer, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the most controversial-sounding graphic novels ever to be released.
Jeffrey Kaufman (also the writer of Terminal Alice TA & Angel Falling; all three books tie in to each other in one way or another) had an idea about a graphic novel about a promiscuous male CIA agent down-sized to the private sector, but the title, it seemed, had been an issue. So he created Terminal Alice TA, but couldn't get Whore out of his mind.
So, he created it, along with Marco Turini (formerly an artist with Marvel Comics) and colorist James Brown (Transformers/IDW Publishing) and input from Dave Stewart (Dark Horse Comics, including Hellboy and The Umbrella Academy).
As I said, it is about a CIA agent who is "down-sized" to work in the "private sector". He is also, to put it in layman's terms, a man-whore.He has to survive by taking any job be can, from the (seemingly) mundane as being a prize-winning dog's handler, to protecting a teen heartthrob who's being stalked and in the closet, and he even tells a VERY high-powered politician to "grow a pair" and send our troops home (guess who!).
With a murder on nearly every page and a naked woman on the rest, I can't say I recommend this to everyone, but if you can handle that (honestly, it is nothing very graphic, but some sensitive souls may not be able to handle even this much) then please hurry and purchase Whore (published by Zinescope and produced by Big City Comics).
Like Angel Falling (that review is being posted next), this one has a few shocks and a very hard to predict ending.5/5--masterful!