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Tokyo Ghost Volume 1: Atomic Garden Paperback – March 15, 2016
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Tokyo Ghost radiates with shades of Transmetropolitan, as it explores the post-entertainment cyber-punk future, fully equipped with the same over-the-top visual gags and gimmicks that helped make Transmet's world so endearing. Our central character is a fantastically realized, co-dependent, straight edge AF wonder woman, wrangling her tech-addled, ape-like boyfriend to a better life. The book does well to separate Teddy from Led, illustrating the different people who rise to the surface when our addictions take hold. What ensues is a painful story too many of us know, told through a Gibson-esque sci-fi lense, with one heck of a cliffhanger.
Visually, this one is stunning in every respect. We already anticipate the best from both Murphy and Hollingsworth, but they really strut their stuff here, blending futurism with feudal Japan in every issue. The two work brilliantly together, and as a whole, the team here has excellent synergy.
I have know idea where this book goes from here, but I'll be around for volume 2.
The visuals are a little all over the place. Size seems to vary all over the place like those old Youngblood comics. I know you're not supposed to say bad things about Sean Murphy but calling it like I see it. I also don't mean it as a negative and purely as an observation. It doesn't hurt the narrative because frankly the book is written about as over the top as those old comics were but it's aware of itself. It tries to make a virtue of all the goofiness. I like Wings Hauser movies and could enjoy it.
The coloring is spot on and really distracts from some of the goofiness of certain things in the comic. Matt Hollingsworth is great here and shows a different style to what I've seen from him in the past. People like to pump Jordie Bellaire as the best colorist in comics but Hollingsworth seems a notch above. I just don't see their name as often and maybe that's why they don't get the cred they deserve.
I wouldn't try to warn anyone off this. I think most people will like it more than me. The second trade will probably be where the story really picks up steam too. It's probably worth it for that and especially at less than 7 dollars.
This book has also kindled an interest in the cyber-punk genre as a whole, which is saying something for the quality of art/ world building, as I haven't really ever found an interest in cyber-punk in the past.
For the price, this is a steal. If you are a fan of sci-fi or just great comics in general, don't hesitate on picking this up.
Davey Trauma got his mind trapped in the net. He can control pretty much anyone except Debbie Decay (formerly Debbie Jacobs). She’s straight edge. She has no nanopac so she can’t be controlled. She’s also cute, young, sexy, and barely dressed. That seems like enough reason to keep turning the pages.
Davey uses his nerds to go on killing sprees. Led Dent (formerly Teddy Dennis) and Debbie Decay are trying to stop him. Led and Debbie have a contract with Flak. What does that mean? I don’t know, really, I’m still looking at the page where Debbie is trying to have sex with Led, without much success because Led is addicted to his shows. A twisted love story develops as the plot races along, and unlike a lot of love stories, this one isn’t sappy.
So anyway, Flak is pretty much in control of the media, and he’s willing to let Debbie and Led out of their contract if they go to Japan and destroy something that’s generating an EMP. No problem, if Led can quit watching his shows long enough.
The bulk of the story takes place in a post-apocalyptic Japan that combines elements of science fiction with traditional Japanese folklore. It seems like a utopian society, but is it? For some, maybe, but nothing is easy for Led.
There are some nice philosophical threads, reminders of the importance of benevolence and peace, weaving together the scenes of bloody mayhem. Like yin and yang, they work together to make a complete story.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
There's good and bad with this book. The art is fantastic because it's by Sean Murphy, and Rick Remender gave him a ton of fun stuff to draw. Read morePublished 1 month ago by S. Robert Katz
Beautiful Art by Sean Murphy and good writing by Remender. This book is worth every penny.Published 1 month ago by Brad Wells
I'm always looking for new comics to read, and this one sounded like it would be a real winner. Humanity addicted to technology (this sounds more like real life than I care to... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ashley Ferguson
Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 1: Atomic Garden is a free NetGalley ecomic that I read in early March while the scent of the neighbors in the apartment next door making tacos drifted through... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Kristine Fisher
I won this book in a Goodreads Giveaway.
All I can say is weird. Just weird.
Also, did not like the graphic nudity that seemed pornographic.
Tokyo Ghost Volume 1 by Rick Remender is a major disappointment as far as story goes. Slow and juvenile is probably the easiest way to say it. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Earl