Real Name: Alexis Devin

Identity/Class: Normal human


Affiliations: John Sable

Enemies: Bain

Known Relatives: Hatsumi Jiro (grandfather, deceased)

Aliases: Diane Young

Base of Operations: Los Angeles, formerly Japan

First Appearance: Whisper #1 (Capital Comics, 1983)

Powers/Abilities: Trained martial artist.

History: Born in America, Alexis Devin was raised in Japan, and trained in the arts of aikido from the age of 6. She studied intensely, not to be a mercenary killer, but to force her young body stricken with polio, back to life. As she grew she dreamed not of adventure and intrigue, but of a simple, full life. One day those dreams were shattered. Alexis found herself caught in the centre of a murderous power struggle between the lords of Japan's underworld, the mighty Yakuza. Forced to fight for her life, she became Whisper.

Comments: Created by Steven Grant and Rich Larson, Whisper started out at Capital Comics, where it ran for two issues, before moving over to First, where her story ran in siz issues of First Adventures, before going on to her own series, lasting for thirty-seven issues and one special. She also crossed over with John Sable in Crossroads #1. In 2006 Whisper resurfaced for another one shot, published by Boom! Studios.

Thanks to Adam Black for corrections.


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