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Review: The Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow

Apr 4, 2017

 Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cybercriminals, including "ghost hackers" who are capable of exploiting the human/machine interface and reprogramming humans to become puppets to carry out the hackers' criminal ends.



The Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow is an interesting descent into a futuristic world of hackers and enforcers.  Shirow writes a gratifying story with a somewhat comical edge.  If you are a fan of the the animated series, you will find that it is far superior to the comic.  Readers will find themselves quite taken with the Major.  She is a curious character with unique cyborg powers.  I wish there had been less explanation throughout the story.   It had the habit of weighing down the flow of the comic. Overall a great comic!  



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