TOKYO GHOST - 5 Stars
Story By: Rick Remender
Art By: Sean Gordon Murphy
Art By: Matt Hollingsworth
We are on Issue 8 of this comic but the first 6 issues are in bindup!
Tokyo Ghost is a futuristic dystopian that mainly follows Led and Debbie who grew up in a world where technology has ruined the Earth. Led has been addicted to a type technology that you can inject into your veins and stay connected to the internet at all times. Supposedly there is a tech free sanctuary in a forgotten town called Tokyo. So Led and Debbie set out to this place in hopes of helping Ted recover from his addiction.
It is hard for me to explain why this comic mean so much to me! Led and Debbie are my #1 OTP of all time. They are end game. I will go down with this ship! If they do not get a happy ending SO HELP ME GOD RICK REMENDER!!
But seriously it is scary how much this world mimics our own where people are constantly plugged and and could care less that the rest of the world os going to hell in a handbasket! There is no safe place for anyone in this series to access clean air, water, or fresh food but the hope of a few characters makes you believe there just might be a good ending to this story! I am running out of room to gush more about this series so ill just say the art is beautiful as well so just read it!!
INSEXTS- 3 Stars
Story: Marguerite Bennett
Artist: Ariela Kristantina
Colorist: Jessica Kholine & Bryan Valenza
We are currently on issue 6 of this comic but you can get all 6 in a bind up which is released on August 31st
InSEXts is set in what appears to be Victorian England and follows Lady and Mariah who discover they have a dark power to transform into insect like beasts. They use this power to get away from Lady's horrible husband they use this new found power to forge a new like for them and their love child.
This story initially intrigued me because it followed two lesbians in Victorian England and was also written and drawn by women which is not the most common thing in this industry! A fair warning this comic is VERY graphic so it is not for younger audiences at all. . . I mean it has sex in the name haha.
The story for me has just gotten too muddled and confusing in recent issues I am not sure what is happening or where the story is going. I will be continuing on with the series for a couple more issues and if it does not improve I probably will have to cancel my subscription.
DESCENDER 4 Stars
Story: Jeff Lemire
Art: Dustin Nguyen
We are currently on issue 13 but you can buy the first two paperback bind ups right now!
Descender is a science fiction about a robot/android named Tim-21 but in this world all robots and androids have been outlawed. After years of systematic genocide of all robots Tim-21 wakes up and realizes he has been missed and is possibly the only robot that was not destroyed. Tim-21 is made to look like a ten year old boy and his job was to be a companion to a child named Andy and his childish appearance and personality make him an extremely lovable character!
The art style is beautiful! I love that every page has a specific color scheme and that everything flows very nicely. Jeff Lemire knows how to write a great story and really enjoys leaving his readers on the edge of a cliff at the end of every single issue. . . its a problem when you have to wait 4-6 weeks for each issue!
The plot has been dragging just a tad for me I feel like nothing is really moving along but I am not totally discouraged. I hope this series delights me in the next issue as it did with the first 10. I really do not want to cancel my subscription to this beautiful comic!
Niobe is also a BEAUTIFUL comic I just discovered the story and the art are done by a 16 year old girl and that is just amazing!! Since it is an indie comic it is a tad more expensive but the art is some of the best I have seen and totally worth it!