Review: Whispers in the Walls

Vampires ,Werewolves,Demons,and Horrific Monsters all fighting for ultimate power…heard this story before?

Tired of the same ol’ tale of evil versus lesser evil?

Well,prepare yourself to be taken on an unexpected journey…being collected for the first time from HUMANOIDS Publishing,comes the wildly successful graphic novel series WHISPERS IN THE WALLS A gothic tale of horror from David Muñoz (co-writer of Guillermo del Toro’s THE DEVIL’S BACKBONE film) ,artist Tirso,and colorist Javi Montes. Whispers in the Walls chronicles the tale set in Czechoslovakia, 1949. After the brutal murder of her parents, Sarah,now a young orphan,finds herself in an ancient children’s infirmary.She is about to discover that within the walls of the infirmary lurks an ominous threat of epic proportions.

 

From the very first pages ,Muñoz/Tirso/Montes take the reader on a roller coaster ride that reveals horror after unexpected horror around every corner.

Muñoz’s storytelling is smart and compelling while taking the reader on a slow burning supernatural journey.

While the story is king here,Tirso’s visuals only add to the tale that Muñoz’s has set forth.

The art is fast paced with visual sequences that are very cinematic.Adding to Tirso’s artwork,Montes adds such vibrancy and moodiness with his palette selection.

 

This graphic novel collects the first 4 issues and adds 2 previously unpublished installments that complete this edition.

As a special addition, an added bonus section is included with conceptuals and sketchbook material along with a pinup gallery from some of today’s comicbook luminaries like Tim Sale and Humberto Ramos.

I highly recommend this collected edition to those who crave smart storytelling along with spectacular visuals.

’til next time Cabrones!

Gary
Gary “El Boy” Deocampo provides insightful profiles & reviews with his own original tongue-in-cheek, macabre, fan-boy style.

Gary was born in the City of Angels and raised on a healthy diet of Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, Night Gallery, The Hammer Horror Films, and his favorite, Universal Studio’s Monster Movies.

But alas, it was a film that was released in the winter of 1973, where his love and perception of all things Horror would personally change him forever. William Friedkin’s, The Exorcist was that film. To this day The Exorcist still gives him the heebie-jeebies.

Presently, his affinity for the horror genre has broadened and spans the globe. His love and appreciation for director’s Takashi Miike (Audition) and Chan-Wook Park (Old Boy) from the Far East to Sweden’s Tomas Alfredson (Let The Right One In) to his favorite, Mexico’s very own Guillermo del Toro (Cronos, Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth).

In his spare time he likes to exercise and/or exorcise his inner demons. The little devil still resides in the City of Angels, in a suburb founded by Puritans (!) with his lovely and patient wife, his two equally lovely and patient children, two hounds and his pet Cthulhu.

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