Tokyo Ghost examines our growing addiction to technology

The Isles of Los Angeles in the year 2089: Humanity is addicted to technology and reduced to a population of unemployed leisure seekers blissfully distracted from toxic contamination, who would borrow, steal, even kill to get their next digital fix. Getting a virtual buzz is the only thing left to live for. It’s the biggest industry, the only industry, the ‘drug’ everyone needs.

And where are drugs, there are always also gangsters who run it all. And who do these gangsters turn to when they need their rule enforced? Constables Led Dent and Debbie Decay, the duo of rogues who are about to be given a job that will force them out of the familiar squalor of heavily-urbanised Los Angeles to take down the last tech-less country on Earth: The Garden Nation of Tokyo.

Humanity is reduced to a population of unemployed leisure seekers, who would borrow, steal, even kill - only to get their next digital fix.

Tokyo Ghost’s writer Rick Remender (Black Science, Deadly Class) and two-member art team Sean Murphy (Chrononauts, Punk Rock Jesus) and Matt Hollingsworth (Wytches, Hawkeye) examine our growing addiction to technology and thirst for nature we continue to destroy.

“Sean and I really wanted to exponentially increase our technological addiction, and see what the ramifications of that might likely be with a population that is completely removed from the physical waking reality and immersed in this artificial world.” said Remender.


Tokyo Ghost #1 is published by Image Comics on 16 September 2015.