June 8, 2009 | Trades

Victor Kalvachev, Patrick Baggatta, Jim Sink
Image Comics
$24.99 US (Hardcover)
*** (out of five)

Eve is a cold-blooded killer — even if she doesn’t know it, yet.

With a shady past that involved using her eye-catching curves, lush red lips and long blonde hair for a little foreign espionage work, Eve knew she’d been a bad girl, but now she’s back home and waking up with blood — not hers — all over her.

The question is, will she be able to figure out whom she’s been killing and why — and more importantly why she can’t remember — before she’s caught or taken out herself?

Artist Victor Kalvachev does his best Frank-Miller-a-la-Sin-City impression using black and white images featuring spot colours and does it pretty well in spite of a mildly muddled plot from writers Patrick Baggatta and Jim Sink in this collected edition of Pherone, which was originally serialized in Heavy Metal magazine. Also included in this edition is a pilot episode, some deleted scenes, a pile of sketches and a bit of an open ending that could see more Eve tales to come.

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