Tokyo Ghost #6

Writer: Rick Remender Artist: Sean Murphy Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 7
8.1Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

Flak world's new CCO, Davey Trauma, is making some changes to The Isles of Los Angeles more to his suiting. How could it get any worse? You'll see. Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, but he's haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

  • 10
    Big Comic Page - Chris Bennett Apr 19, 2016

    Yes, it's shock value, but it's shock value with meaning. The TG team manage to have the book being very adult, with very adult themes, but it's all there to convey a message. Whether or not that message is understood, or simply swept under the rug and written off as entertainment remains to be seen. However, when you look back at previous attempts to do similar (I instantly think of Transmetropolitan, Ex Machina, and Pride of Bagdad), each are still widely regarded as well written, thought-provoking, highly-charged books, and for me, Tokyo Ghost is right up there with the best of them. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Black Nerd Problems - Oz Longworth Apr 22, 2016

    With some of the most well choreographed action so far in the series, questions answers, political satire and Sean Murphy going Peak Sean Murphy" this might be one of the best issues in an already exemplary display in techno-thriller action. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Pastrami Nation - Nolan Smith Apr 22, 2016

    Remenders R-rated futuristic tale that isnt as far off from the way things are in modern times continues to impress. Murphys artwork is such a great fit for this dark and twisted reality, full of action, gore and tech like you have never seen. This kickoff to the next story arc takes off with the foot to the gas and doesnt let up until that shocking last page. Tokyo Ghost continues to prove why it belongs on your pull list: it has remained on mine since issue #1. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 21, 2016

    Initially it seemed the series might suffer from the loss of the Tokyo setting. The blend between the Blade Runner/Akira-esque cyberpunk city and the old-fashioned samurai elements was such a huge draw in the first arc. But Remender and Murphy find new ways to distinguish this world and its colorful inhabitants. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 25, 2016

    'Tokyo Ghost' is back and bolder, crazier, and more gratuitous than ever. We even get clarity about the title but this cyperpunk Blade Runner-on acid series is just getting started in its second arc. Gone is the peaceful splendor of Tokyo Gardens and we're right in the thick of the maelstrom with Dent mowing down everything in his wake. Make sure to get on board of the crazy train and add this to your pull list. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    CourtOfNerds - Benjamin Raven Apr 25, 2016

    This is still a strong series, I'm just not sure they know how fast they want to go with the plot at this point. This is an especially explicit edition of Tokyo Ghost so proceed with caution.  Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Jordan Claes Apr 22, 2016

    This definitely has been the biggest letdown of the year, so far for me. I still have tremendously high hopes for Tokyo Ghostbut I no longer wait with bated breath; my expectations are lesser. Remender and Murphy left on such a high-note before the hiatus that the return simply comes up wanting in comparison. Several technical reasons attributed to an overall lack off success but at its root this was just a bad issue. When youforego the fundamentals the result will always be ahalf-cocked attempt of your true potential.Remender and Murphy have a lot of ground to cover to get Tokyo Ghost back in high regard but I am confident that in the issues to follow we will see them begin to settle back in to their winning ways. Read Full Review

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