Sigh… As we all know too well, all good things must come to an end. This is my review of the tenth and final issue of Sean Gordon Murphy and Rick Remender’s Tokyo Ghost.
First and foremost, this series has been great throughout, so to see it ending makes me a bit sad. Tokyo Ghost is a story about dependency; a love story with some incredible art and storytelling which is really easy to get behind. I took a lot away from this and I think Murphy and Remender have crafted a story here that will stay with readers for a good long while.
Now, I can’t really say much about the contents of the issue, it’d be a bit of a dick move for me to ruin the last issue of such a great series but, as it stands (and what you know already if you’ve been reading it), it’s the final showdown between Debbie and that villainous fuck, Davey Trauma. He’s about to murder everyone on the planet and download 'em into a completely digital existence. No way, Davey. Debbie has a choice to make and it’s not an easy one for her…
Hot damn. Rick Remender's written a strong finish to this series. It's been an emotional roller coaster, lots of feels and fair dues to Rick because of that. He's got me to care about how this story ended and that's a rare thing these days. Great ending, too.
You get a lot of great visuals from artist Sean Gordon Murphy and colorist Matt Hollingsworth this issue, too. I like art when it’s like this, there’s a lot of emotion to the art and you can feel it pouring in through your eyeballs. Hollingsworth has done a great job putting the colors to it, a really rich neon/Day-Glo color scheme that gives you that menacing buzz of electricity throughout.
Tokyo Ghost is a comic with a creative team who are giving 110% and by the time I reached the end of it, I was more than happy with what I’d read. This is a fine conclusion to a story I’ve really enjoyed, and if you’re a fan of the series, you won’t be disappointed either.
If you haven’t read any of Tokyo Ghost and you’ve just landed here out of curiosity, give your local comic book retailer this code (JAN160652) for the first trade, tell ‘em to order it for you, thank me later.
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Tokyo Ghost #10
Writer: Rick Remender
Artist: Sean Gordon Murphy
Colorist: Matt Hollingsworth
Publisher: Image Comics
Format: Mini-Series; Print/Digital