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REVIEW: What is love in ‘Tokyo Ghost #10’?

 
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Story by: Rick Remender
 
Art by: Sean Murphy
 
Colors by: Matt Hollingsworth
 
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To sum it all up..

This titular question fits quite perfectly after I read the tenth and ultimate chapter of TOKYO GHOST. Love is an emotional force that makes the world around. Rick Remender presents his formulaic emotional grinding storytelling to another level with this finale because he makes sure that “love” has something to offer fresh despite its obvious […]

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Posted September 7, 2016 by

 
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This titular question fits quite perfectly after I read the tenth and ultimate chapter of TOKYO GHOST. Love is an emotional force that makes the world around.

Rick Remender presents his formulaic emotional grinding storytelling to another level with this finale because he makes sure that “love” has something to offer fresh despite its obvious immemorial continuity. He applies some familiar environmental narrative tropes from the likes of Dances With Wolves and Avatar; the nature versus science and emotions versus objectivity dichotomy of Blade Runner, Visionaries and other science fiction shows; and the choice between true love and existential survival that is too many to mention here, Murphy’s story here is nothing novel, so to speak, yet his delivery in nailing the crux of his brand of rules of nature and the sense of bittersweet realism of the follies of possessing superiority complex over nature (blame overconfident scientists, and greedy and opportunistic capitalists on that matter since the 19th century), Remender completes his objectives, although the epilogue teases.

Art-wise, Sean Murphy and Matt Hollingsworth remain on top of the game. Sean gives readers some of the heart breaking visual moments where the climatic struggle between nature against artificiality collides and the tender but decisive visual representations of lovers are anything but sloppy. There are some rather awkward illustrations on the faces in the long angular perspectives, and the unnecessary display of grotesque images, but the visual paneling is impeccably accessible and the optimistic view to the fundamentals are something to look

Tokyo Ghost #10 is definitely a monster finale, featuring some great fan art works, and a heart felt “thank you” note by Rick himself. “Love” is obviously very difficult to define per se, but unmistakably defines the course of humanity, for better or worse.

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Paul Ramos

 


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