Tokyo Ghost #2

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 21, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 12
8.3Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay are given their final mission: purge their bodies of all technology and invade the Garden Nation of Tokyo.

  • 10
    Doom Rocket - Scott Southard Oct 23, 2015

    Tokyo Ghost could be broken down panel-by-panel. We could inspect the subtleties in every character's posture and facial expression toward each other, in the glimpses of setting buried in the backgrounds full of lush detail. Or we could break down the complexities of drug abuse, singularity, man vs. machine narratives, and modern capitalism in an age that can't support it. It's really just so overwhelming to take in the amount of subject matter Tokyo Ghost tackles, and the way that it overflows from the panels on the page is the stuff of greatness. At this point, I need to stop gushing and just implore you to buy into the hype. It's well earned. Read Full Review

  • 10
    GWW - Enrique Rea Oct 23, 2015

    Remender's biting social commentary about media consumption and a desensitized society is worn on the book's sleeve while Deb and Led represent a sliver of hope in their humanity.The contrast in storytelling from issue one to two is dramatic but essential to develop a stronger narrative and it succeeds in every way. Murphy and Hollingsworth are a formidable art team as any in the history of the medium. ‘Tokyo Ghost' is one of the year's best already and deserves to read religiously. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Oct 22, 2015

    Remender's biting social commentary about media consumption and a desensitized society is worn on the book's sleeve while Deb and Led represent a sliver of hope in their humanity.The contrast in storytelling from issue one to two is dramatic but essential to develop a stronger narrative and it succeeds in every way. Murphy and Hollingsworth are a formidable art team as any in the history of the medium. 'Tokyo Ghost' is one of the year's best already and deserves to read religiously. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    We The Nerdy - Jean-Luc Botbyl Oct 20, 2015

    After spending so much time raving about the writing, it's only appropriate that I take some time and rave about how excellent the art is. At this point, Sean Murphy is a household name in the comic reading community, so most, if not all, readers know how exceptional his work is. In addition to his aesthetic just being visually pleasing, it fits the tone ofTokyo Ghost quite well, which is perhaps more important. His visual story telling – from facial expressions and body language to the environment that the characters inhabit – does as much as Remender's script in terms of the development of plot, characters, themes, and the world. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Oct 22, 2015

    Everything about this issue is a step up from the first (which was already amazing). Once we see where this story is going, Tokyo Ghost stands every chance of being one of the best books in the game. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    IGN - Jeff Lake Oct 22, 2015

    It's not uncommon for a series to dip a bit following its debut, as the initial stage-setting bonanza gives way to a more measured, beat-driven approach. Tokyo Ghost takes such perceptions and puts them on mute; if anything, issue #2 is even more focused in its world building, forgoing the action insanity of its first issue in lieu of involving back-story and well articulated setup. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Oct 24, 2015

    Visually stunning with a topical narrative that takes a stance without feeling pretentious, all wrapped in a fun steampunk adventure, Tokyo Ghost #2 is a fantastic complexity of factors that ranks pretty damn high on my list of recommendations. Definitely check it out! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Erik Gonzalez Oct 25, 2015

    Tokyo Ghost is on track to be another strong title from Remender. The ethos of the main characters is continuing to be a key element of the plot, as it should. Their pains and adversities really come off the page. In conjunction with the such artistic talents, this book is elevated even more. This is definitely a title worth the time and money. There are only two issues out now, so its very easy to catch up. Read Full Review

  • 2.3
    Multiversity Comics - Matthew Garcia Oct 26, 2015

    Not much in this book comes together. It's not exciting. It's not interesting. It's sort of insulting. (I didn't even get into Debbie's costume or how Murphy and Remender seem to think that having a man walking around naked is compensation for her objectification.) Murphy is capable of so much better ("The Wake," "Punk Rock Jesus." that "American Vampire" story he did): even his phoning-it in-art ("Chrononauts") reads so much better than anything he's turned in here. "Tokyo Ghost" #2 just doesn't do anything. Read Full Review

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