Some very nice ideas in the script as they are being laid out in the first issues. Amazing executVery mixed feelings; I like it more than I don't.
Some very nice ideas in the script as they are being laid out in the first issues. Amazing execution of everything: characters, details, scenery, delight to look at and puts you in its world
Essentially one: lost potential. While authors could do something amazing with the ideas and the setting in the first issues they got stuck in the quicksand of contemporary American culture/ideology and everything got sucked up there: blame on big corp moreover to special people, never on systems that allowed these corporations to become big and never ever for any reason anything against big government. (view spoiler)[When we add to the mix a technophobic climax and story conclusion alongside with an atheistic - man made god - moment on the epilogue (hide spoiler)] we get an apotheosis of boring USA style cliché-ism and shallowness for honestly no apparent reason - they could easily work a little bit more and deliver something really amazing: we know they can do it as we saw on the first issues. A small cliffhanging moment while there is no sequel planned in sight makes things slightly worse for me as we will never find out what happened.
Tokyo Ghost has everything that the reasons I try to stay away from northern American comics: shallowness, tired and easy to predict viewpoints and politics, strong of execution paired with weak story lines. Generally very nice if not taken seriously. ...more
Plus: Very condensed, will help me understand books that I will read later on English history. Gives perspective.
Minus: Loves Parliament as an instituPlus: Very condensed, will help me understand books that I will read later on English history. Gives perspective.
Minus: Loves Parliament as an institution too much. Has this approach on writing English history that for the imperial years mentions only on what was happening only in England leaving gaps, example: discusses that in the 1950s troops needed to suppress two uprisings, in I think Kenya and Cyprus, but nowhere mentions how and why say Cyprus became part of the empire in the first place....more
Podcast/συζήτηση με τους δημιουργούς του Θεοφανώ Σπύρο και Χρήσα για την εποχή, την αυτοκρατορία, την συγκεκριμένη ιστορική περίοδο, αλλά και την μεταPodcast/συζήτηση με τους δημιουργούς του Θεοφανώ Σπύρο και Χρήσα για την εποχή, την αυτοκρατορία, την συγκεκριμένη ιστορική περίοδο, αλλά και την μεταφορά της σε κόμικ, τις επιρροές τους, την διαθεσιμότητα ιστορικών πηγών, αλλά και πολλά Βυζαντινά "trivia":
Bought the printed version of what I now know is the first book of the series back in 2018 from a Kickstarter campaign as my memory serves me. When I got the package I got disappointed as I had understood it would be a graphic novel, while it turned out to be an illustrated "book". My impulse was to throw it away or give it as a gift, but something in me told me that I might want a cyberpunk fix later on so I kept it, now being VERY^2 glad I did.
At some point between other heavy material I need to read picked it up to make the final read or not read decision. Cyberpunk the way I want it to be all the way, and one of the best reads of the year, definitely a gem. Let's see: complex but not complicated characters - check. Tech advanced dystopia - CHECK. Alien races plus cyborgs - check. Set in a different planetary system - check, personal taste: I find that sometimes Sci-fi set on earth is "easy" or "boring".
First book has three stories with overlaps with the visuals make you engage more and feel that you are there. It gave me that feeling that I got as a kid reading Neuromancer: feel that I want to be there although everything was so dystopic.
Buy it, love it and then as me get the next one from their store, which seems to be a graphic novel. Curious if they have everything on print as it seems some items are kindle only (boo). Just bought volume two while tilting towards getting the rest of their material....more