Tokyo Ghost

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Tokyo Ghost
Tokyo Ghost 1 cover.jpg
Cover of Tokyo Ghost #1.
Publication information
PublisherImage Comics
FormatOngoing series
Publication dateSeptember 2015
No. of issues10
Main character(s)Debbie Decay
Led Dent
Creative team
Written byRick Remender
Artist(s)Sean Murphy
Letterer(s)Rus Wooton
Colorist(s)Matt Hollingsworth
Editor(s)Sebastian Girner

Tokyo Ghost is an American science fiction comics series written by Rick Remender, drawn by Sean Murphy and colored by Matt Hollingsworth, released in September 2015 by Image Comics. The current story arc concluded in issue #10, with the possibility of a new story at some point in the future.

The series is set in 2089, a time when humanity is addicted to technology and entertainment. It follows the story of constables Debbie Decay and Led Dent, working as peacekeepers in the Isles of Los Angeles. They are given a job that will take them to the last tech-free country on Earth: the garden nation of Tokyo. Remender summarizes it as being "a big, visual, exciting story that at the heart of it is hiding the fact that it's really a love story".[1]


Sean Edgar of Paste calls it "a gonzo William Gibson-ish nightmare" showing "Murphy's transportive craft at its height".[2] Jeff Lake of IGN describes it as "a pointed look at the evolution of our desensitized, now-now-now generation" and "absolutely bananas when it comes to action".[3]

Collected editions[edit]

Title Material collected Publication date ISBN
Vol. 1: The Atomic Garden Tokyo Ghost #1–5 March 2016 1632156636
Vol. 2: Come Join Us Tokyo Ghost #6-10 October 2016 1632159147
Tokyo Ghost Deluxe Edition Tokyo Ghost #1-10 July 2017 1534300465

Film adaptation[edit]

In March 2021, Legendary Entertainment had begun development of a film adaptation of Tokyo Ghost with Cary Joji Fukunaga set to direct and produce.[4]


  1. ^ Yehl, Joshua (26 August 2015). "Rick Remender's Tokyo Ghost Has Sci-Fi Social Commentary and Sick Motorbikes". IGN. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  2. ^ Edgar, Sean (7 March 2016). "State of the Art: Sean Gordon Murphy Crafts Dystopian Sci-Fi Chaos and Jungle Havens in Tokyo Ghost". Paste. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  3. ^ Lake, Jeff (16 September 2015). "Tokyo Ghost #1 Review". IGN. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  4. ^ Galuppo, Mia (24 March 2021). "Cary Fukunaga to Direct 'Tokyo Ghost' Adaptation for Legendary (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter.

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