Tokyo Ghost (July 2015) - Sean Gordon Murphy, Rick Remender
Sean Murphy, from The Wake, Joe the Barbarian and Punk Rock Jesus has a new tale in store and it looks to be a beautiful narrative of a possible future.
In a thematic crossover between Blade Runner, Transmetropolitan and Wall-E, far in the future, technological advancement is no longer under the thumb of the law and runs unchecked. Media has enveloped the lives of many and consumption of it determines who you are. Debbie and Led are two mercenary law enforcement agents who try to corral what they can of the criminals who run afoul of the law. But their latest assignment will send them to Tokyo… the last place on earth untouched by modern technology and media of any kind. A massive EMP prevents any sort of electrical machinery from operation, and the city has become an unheardof oasis of back-to-the-earth naturalism.
Debbie is a woman who finds solace in a life detached from media, and struggles to control Led who is increasingly enraptured by it and influenced by its overtly sexual and violent subject matter. Like other works of SGM’s, this is bound to have a strong sociopolitical commentary, but what that is is yet to be seen.
I cannot wait to shove this into my eyeballs