Comic Vine Review

18 Comments

Tokyo Ghost #1 - This One Last Job

4

In the near future, society has turned into something pretty crazy. Remender and Murphy are building up a big story.

Rick Remender and Sean Murphy. Those two creators on this book is all the reason I needed to check it out. In the story, we're brought to the future world in the year 2089. As you might expect, the future doesn't look too great. If you've ever walked out in the city, mall, or airport, you'll notice that everyone has one thing in common--they're all attached to their mobile devices. People are addicted to their devices and need constant updates on what is happening in their cyber world. In the year 2089, this has increased tenfold. Because of the addiction people have, they've essentially become slaves to the technology. This means they will go to pretty much any means to get a "fix."

Remender and Murphy introduce us to Constable Led Dent and his sidekick Debbie Decay. Dent and Decay are the enforcers against the criminal element dealing with illegal tech. The problem is Dent is hooked to the tech that's been infused in him and it's Debbie's hope to be able to reach through.

That's the crux of the story. On the immediate surface, we see there's some really bombastic and over the top action scenes beautifully drawn my Murphy with gorgeous colors by Matt Hollingsworth. But as Remender mentioned in an interview with us, this is a love story too. That doesn't mean the story here is lacking. It just means there is a lot more to come. There are some preview pages at the end for the second issue and from the early look I got, it's safe to say we haven't seen anything yet. This is just the beginning and the set up to a much bigger story.

There are many layers present in TOKYO GHOST #1. I found myself re-reading the issue a couple times and each time I looked at it a little differently. You could say that Rick Remender and Sean Murphy have something for everyone here. There's some big and crazy action scenes. Murphy cuts loose and it doesn't look like he's really holding back. Matt Hollingsworth's colors gives it a stellar look. It's not all mindless action as the message of how our obsession with technology is present without being shown in too preachy of a fashion. There are some moments where the action gets a little overwhelming and the 'villain' comes across as a little cliché. It's a strange 'complaint' but it almost leads you to believe that's going to be the main focus. As you progress through the issue, you'll see there is definitely more to it and the preview for the second issue shows there's a lot more to this series than we might have believed. Reading this book is simply a treat. Remender and Murphy are on the cusp of creating more greatness for us to enjoy.

18 Comments

Avatar image for skyroid
skyroid

2646

Forum Posts

22

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

I hope ppl don't get turned off by 4/5 stars. I think ppl get turned off when the first issue isn't 5/5 stars. Guys a single issue isn't enough to decide how everything will turn out. I'm gonna give this a try.

Avatar image for gmanfromheck
gmanfromheck

42524

Forum Posts

259238

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 472

User Lists: 2

@skyroid: I don't know why anyone would get turned off by a 4/5. I also don't know why they wouldn't actually read the reasoning in a review. I did really like it. I just strongly feel it's going to get even better.

Avatar image for skyroid
skyroid

2646

Forum Posts

22

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 2

Edited By skyroid

@g_man: I never have been turned off by 3/5 stars or more.... Yea I'm might be completely wrong

Avatar image for roaris87
roaris87

404

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I've been so excited for this series, it's finally here! I know what I'm doing after work tonight!

Avatar image for gmanfromheck
gmanfromheck

42524

Forum Posts

259238

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 472

User Lists: 2

@skyroid: Yeah, even a 3/5 means it's good/okay. Not horrible. I thought this was really good. Maybe I'm trying to hold back my excitement to not oversell it.

Avatar image for tchalla3000
tchalla3000

119

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I liked it; art is great. Plus, my comic shop only ordered one issue so I got lucky.

Avatar image for dotwilson
dotwilson

334

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By dotwilson

ive been waiting for this one and it delivered.. .. i agree with tony right from the first line.. Remender and Murphy is enough of a reason to check it out.

Avatar image for gmanfromheck
gmanfromheck

42524

Forum Posts

259238

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 472

User Lists: 2

Avatar image for mrmatchesmalone
Mrmatchesmalone

61

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By Mrmatchesmalone

"there's some really bombastic and over the top action scenes beautifully drawn my Murphy with gorgeous colors by Matt Hollingsworth." Sooo true! I loved it. It reminded me of Fury Roads action scenes and a lil of Blade Runner. There's also some great meta stuff going on too. It's def gonna be a fun n crazy series!

Avatar image for starbrand1
StarBrand1

661

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

@skyroid: if someone is turned off at one reviewer giving a book a 4/5, why do they read comics lmao! Not to mention reading a book yourself and making your own judgement.

Avatar image for renchamp
renchamp

7965

Forum Posts

661541

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 149

User Lists: 8

I have been anticipating this book since it was announced. I look forward to getting it tomorrow.

Avatar image for tattacus
Tattacus

2520

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

My issue is on its way. Can't wait to read it.

Avatar image for optimuccrime
OptimucCrime

142

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 1

Really good first issue but it was a little too overcrowded for my taste. Still, I love both Murphy and Remender so I have faith it will become more focused.

Avatar image for tonychu
TonyChu

252

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I think Remender is trying to outdo himself on how much bleak & degraded setting he can create. Also loved how the creators are taking potshot on themselves.

Avatar image for grenadeflow
GrenadeFlow

2140

Forum Posts

40

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I didn't like this that much. The dialogue was iffy

Avatar image for kevinwalsh
kevinwalsh

135

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I didn't like this that much. The dialogue was iffy

The dialogue was REALLY bad. So many internet phrases, it felt like it was written by a 13 year old. If this is the world Remender is trying to create, I'm def. dropping this book.

Avatar image for revivalmh
RevivalMH

225

Forum Posts

10

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

Edited By RevivalMH

I had some strong reservations going into this book but I am glad to say I was completely wrong. My fear was that Remender and Murphy were going to get entirely too preachy about "them damn millennials!" but I felt that the story and everything going on was so over the top that the tech bashing was sort of minimized. Led is probably the biggest example of the creator's collective fear of technology but, at least in this first issue, they didn't come across heavy handed in dealing with him.

Anyways, a fantastic start to this new series. Loved it.

Avatar image for roaris87
roaris87

404

Forum Posts

0

Wiki Points

0

Followers

Reviews: 0

User Lists: 0

I liked it a lot, I'm very much rooting for these two. I do feel kinda bad reading this in digital though