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Tokyo Ghost, Vol. 2: Come Join Us

(Tokyo Ghost #2)

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Following the destruction of the Garden Nation of Japan, Constable Led Dent returns to his brutal beat, having succumbed to his inner demons. But as he stalks the streets of the Isles of Los Angeles, enforcing the corporate new world order, he's haunted by a ghost from Tokyo.

Collecting: Tokyo Ghost 6-10
Paperback, Trade, 128 pages
Published October 12th 2016 by Image Comics
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Donovan


"The ghost of Tokyo has come for you all."

Remender and company don't disappoint. I may be biased toward his philosophical-psychological bent, but his writing is incredibly thoughtful if sometimes purposefully crude to serve his allegory. Mostly though, I'm super satisfied with how this mini-series ended. Dark and tragic, but surprisingly with hope.

If Eden is found, it's only natural that we destroy it. At the end of Volume 1, Remender left us on a huge cliffhanger: Led was forced to juice up or
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Gianfranco Mancini


Funnier, crazier and (far) darker than first volume.
Maybe ending was a bit rushed, but totally enjoyed the ride.
James DeSantis
Dec 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
When I saw the picture of a old fuck (who resembles Trump so it was even better) sucking his own dick I knew I was in for a treat.

Political jokes aside this story is basically focusing on taking down a organization that has used people's needs against them to control them. This is the aftermath of the terrible faith of our heroes in the first part. This is the revenge side of it all. The part where she's had enough and the GHOST OF TOKYO RISES!

It's entertaining throughout, going at brisk pace
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SubjectZero
Jan 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Yet again shock over substance, going to drop this series now and not sure how much Remender I can take anymore.

Not much in terms of actual plot more just lets see how shocking we can be in terms of violence and sex.

Very poor.
Craig
Nov 21, 2016 rated it did not like it
Blechhhhh...I actually kind of liked the first volume of this. I'm a fan of Remender's when he's at his best and Sean Murphy is an artist I really like, too. But this is just plain bad. This is Remender at his worst, even worse than his work in Low. This reads like a rip-off of Judge Dredd with some sex and swearing thrown in for equal measure. Did not care for this one bit.
Roy
Feb 16, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this more than the 1st but still not 5 star quality. The story develops more, we get a real villain and some sort of conclusion. I guess open ended in some ways for it to be continued later if they want to.
Václav
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, this was a beautiful ride. What an epic story can be told in ten issues. It was thrilling, crazy, beautiful and again, epic. And I really enjoyed it from beginning to the end. Remender and Murphy are a great combination. Murphy know his art - he's skilled in making great exteriors (I loved that in White Knight too) with no problem jumping from them to close up action. This is an excellent comics book for me. Great story (which is long enough and nicely closed), great art, cyberpunk, crazy ...more
Sud666
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, sci-fi
I really enjoyed the first book of this series. The second volume is a tad underwhelming.

In the wake of the events of the first volume, it seems that the Tokyo garden has fallen. Led Dent is back on his drugs and is being stalked by his ex-girlfriend. A slightly darker and more depressing tale. What I don't understand is the ex-gf's powers. Debbie went from homeless waif to master samurai without seeming to train. The artwork which was quite good when detailing large panels- never quite matches
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Frédéric
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, cyberpunk
A could-have-been good conclusion of vol.1 if it hadn't shipwrecked on Remender's blunt-and crass, the porn scenes were for pure shocking value-incapacity to not jackhammer his message in the reader's brain. The guy must think we're all morons.

2* for the art only. I hate it when an interesting plot is butchered by a hack.
Todd S
Nov 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great fun, in spite of the old ultra-violence popping in occasionally. I think Remender's deeper themes are convincingly portrayed, and Sean Murphy's artwork continues to be a beautiful fever dream. I'm torn between wanting more of this story or just being satisfied with the solid conclusion here. I'm betting Remender returns with more someday.
Aron
Aug 10, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Not bad, but i thought it was a bit of a let down after Vol. 1
Alex Sarll
You know that vaguely hippy mate who posts annoying memes about how we're slaves to our mobiles on Facebook, and never seems to register the irony of that? Imagine them collaborating with the staff of the Canary on a rewrite of American Flagg!. There's this guy in charge in the future who's like Trump, right? And after the mainstream media give him an easy ride, they literally suck his cock! LOL!!! Or the digs at superhero blockbusters keeping the masses distracted, which don't feel at all hypoc ...more
MKK
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sorry to see that this series has ended but in my opinion it holds promise for future arcs. Remender is a giant talent and this civilizational warning has lessons that we all, in our current delirious state, could take lessons from. I know I could benefit from unplugging from the grid.
Scifi70sface
Brilliant conclusion to the first part! Cannot recommend this highly enough. Just read it now. well, after part 1 of course. Great artwork, brilliant imagination story and characters. This will be the future... loved it
Gary
Jan 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
This volume completes the Tokyo Ghost story. There was a lot of strange nudity in this volume, it was a little off putting at times. Regardless, I thoroughly enjoyed this story that teaches us what could happen if we let ourselves become too reliant on tech.

The cost of correcting the work was grand. A well recommended graphic novel.
XO
Oct 27, 2018 rated it liked it
I did not care that much for this second part. Oh well.
Jonathan Roberts
Mar 13, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2017
Not for children. Graphic and disturbing. But a valiant and painful look at a potential future.
Caitlin
Spoilers for those who haven't read volume 1

That's probably enough warning at least. So after the events of volume 1, Led Dent returns to Los Angeles, minus his better half. But things aren't all hunky dory. Despite having gotten the job done and made his return back to drugs and VR, a remnant of the past is set to come back and haunt him. The ghost of Tokyo intends to make Led and his bosses pay for what he's done and things go completely crazy.

I honestly don't know if this was better or wor
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Katja
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-english
Talking about the whole story here, i.e. volumes 1 and 2: I really like settings like these where the technology has taken over the world but then there's some places of paradise left. The story is fine if a bit shock over substance here and there, and the baddie is kind of random. But I find the critique of extreme online life and pollution and general hedonism interesting subject, so overall I liked this. There are also some really gorgeous panels there art-wise.
Aaron
Dec 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Hello! Press start if you would like to play a game!"

The concluding chapters of TOKYO GHOST comprise the highest order of the raunchy circus of everything delightfully and wonderfully terrible that mankind has contrived for the sake of convenience. Moving beyond the first volume's eminent focus on drug use and the destruction of nature, the second volume of TOKYO GHOST braces against corporate corruption, media manipulation, and good ol' penis-guided fascism.

Readers of this book already know t
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Mat Davies
May 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Cool - but needed something else to make it as good as the first. 3.5/4.

The first volume blew me away. I thought the art was great and the story fantastic. The first issue was just damn confusing and overloaded that the story felt a little convoluted. But overall - the love/tech story arc was excellent. This has most of the ingredients of the first volume, and a great bad guy. But it felt lacking somehow.

I think that it was mainly because A) the storyline involving our lovers was pretty predic
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Minseon Held
Jun 08, 2018 rated it liked it
this books was very anti-millennial anti-technology in nature. it presented a false dichotomy about nature and technology, as if the two can never coexist and our only two options are ‘harmony at the price of absolute inconvenience’ or ‘degrading, outright human rights violations’. there was also a quip relating social justice to childishness came right out of the mouth of 4chan.

it had some good points, both with humor-wise and morally, but to be honest i’ve read enough ‘adults who don’t unders
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Zedsdead
Jun 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Recommended to Zedsdead by: Next in series.
Man, Remender hates Trump even more than I do!

The Trump stand-in spouts Trumpisms while Fark News reporter Bill O'Hannity noisily goes down on him. In the background Fark News employees joyfully hugging each other: "He says what we think!" "He'll make LA great again!" Ha.

He also gives us these musings:
"The election of 2044--Curls Bellberry, a boy band pop singer won the presidency on the platform that the Earth is flat and that he'd nuke New York to save social security. There's a good reason h
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Abigail Pankau
Nov 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: graphic-novels
The conclusion of the "Idiocracy," cyberpunk, "Mad Max," anime-inspired, gory dystopian, wet dream. Once again, it seems to celebrate the very dystopia it is trying to warn against.

Also, this volume fails the Bechdel test spectacularly, because not only does the main female character never talk to another woman at all, even when she does talk, most of her dialog is about her own obsession with (and addiction to) Teddy, her ex-lover. This coupled with her being super-hot and a badass fighter, it
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Craig Smith
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
An entertaining and action packed but unfortunately rushed and less than satisfying conclusion to what is one of my favorite stories. The beginning brought me right back to the world and characters I loved to hate, setting up a seemingly huge upcoming showdown. Unfortunately, around the middle of the book, we are rushed into the epic finale. Though entertaining and nail biting, there was not enough development there to truly show the importance of what was taking place. This also spills into the ...more
Jacob
Dec 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Public library copy.

It was some time ago when I read volume one so connecting the books together in my mind has me fuzzy with some details. This time around things are more securely graphic. I know Remender wants to write fresh stories, as do I, but the Once Upon a Time narrative works counter intuitively every time he uses it, plus there were times when I'd think this or that was a derivative of something else like Joker and Harley Quinn.

I hope the team collaborates again and I'd love to see
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Andrew
Oct 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't enjoy Volume 2 quite as much as Volume 1. Maybe the novelty had worn off a little, but also perhaps because (view spoiler) at the end of Volume 1.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a 4-star rating, and it's a good change to have a comic story that wraps up succinctly instead of dragging on forever. Will we see any more sequels? Seems unlikely, but I'll give them a read if they eventuate.
Robert Timmons
Aug 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Volume 2 of Tokyo Ghost takes the extreme elements to Volume 1 and goes even further. In Volume 2, Led returns to his best and inner demons. This volume really looks at our love of consumption of entertainment and how this is causing us to lose the ability to maintain relationships with others. Overall this series is brilliant and 4.5 stars. Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth's presentation of Remender's story is brilliant. I'm going to look out for more work with these two on it.
Ryan Michael
Mar 08, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this conclusion to the short series, but not as much as I liked the first half (1-5). The art is still top notch, and I like the writing, but it felt a bit rushed. Don’t get me wrong, I like the idea of a series that doesn’t drag on way too long (you know who you are) but there felt like there was a missing section between part one and two that could have made the end more impactful. Still worth it if you liked vol. 1.
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Rick Remender is an American comic book writer and artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. He is the writer/co-creator of many independent comic books like Black Science, Deadly Class, LOW, Fear Agent and Seven to Eternity. Previously, he wrote The Punisher, Uncanny X-Force, Captain America and Uncanny Avengers for Marvel Comics.

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