Tokyo Ghost #4

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: December 16, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 14
7.7Critic Rating
8.4User Rating

Life in paradise is cut short for Led and Debbie, as a snake from their past seeks vengeance on the Constable.

  • 10
    All-Comic - Dan Leicht Dec 20, 2015

    Issue #4 of Tokyo Ghost rests some of the previous commentary that was dominant in issues prior, instead going for the full-on action packed approachwhich certainly works out well. Dent's struggles with addiction were one thing, but what lead him down that road in the first place might just be what brings him back. Remender ties issue #4 back into the first as we see returning faces in the midst of the carnage. Murphy and Hollingsworth create beautiful music together, as well as artwork, with their highly detailed action sequences and full-page landscapes. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicsverse - Sean Bartley Dec 23, 2015

    TOKYO GHOST picks up in a big way with issue 4. That said, what does it say about us, the readers of this awesome series, that we doubted the creative team or the quality of this book simply because things slowed down a bit? Are we not ourselves like Teddy, addicted to the instant gratification culture that we live in now, where everything is hyper real and sped up? TOKYO GHOST has a lot to say about our society, and while it may not cause any of us to go technology free like Teddy and Deborah chose to, hopefully it forces some readers to consider how our world could be different if we put our phones down, turned off the television, and listened to each other. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Dec 18, 2015

    The story is still pretty compelling and the action was pretty entertaining but the execution wasn't quite as tight this month. Still a good book overall, though. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Dec 17, 2015

    The final pages aid in lending a welcome sense of direction, but overall the issue itself never fully grabs hold. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Dec 18, 2015

    Even with some of its problems, which may very well have only rubbed me the wrong way, I'm still high on Tokyo Ghost, both because of its art, but also because its last page tease of a "returning character" bodes interesting times for our heroes going forward; as does the big character death this issue. I do hope Remender can fold some of the weaker elements this issue back into the story with later issues explaining them, and that Murphy and Hollingsworth can continue to keep pace. If that can be managed, then I'll continue coming back to get stirred by Tokyo Ghost's haunt for many issues to come. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Doom Rocket - Arpad Okay Dec 18, 2015

    The boys having such a good time here is a bit of a double-edged sword. Verbal fencing being simultaneous with physical fighting is practically a pillar of the genre, but all that talk can border on becoming a lecture on honor. These warriors clash from atop soapboxes. The actual fighting is as frantic and copious asthe dialog. It can be hard to follow who is slicing up what. Remender himself seems to be aware of this (saying in the letters column that "visual whiplash is the perfect description of what we wanted to accomplish".) The creator-controlled nature of this comic allows for Remender and Murphy to be so sure of what they're doing that it falls upon the reader to try to keep up with them. Rick writes half a dozen comics a month, talks at length about shriveled dicks and has the utmost confidence in himself. A new Warren Ellis? Might could be. Read Full Review

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