book review: ghostopolis

Doug TenNapel writes great zany science fiction actiony kinds of comics (as one would expect from the creator of Earthworm Jim and Ratfist). Ghostopolis is about a guy whose job is to send ghosts back to the afterlife, but he fucks up an operation and banishes a living boy (with a terminal disease) as well. His boss doesn’t trust him to be part of the official expedition to get the boy back, so he goes through unofficial channels. Meanwhile the boy is meeting his dead grandfather and they’re getting into wild exciting adventures.

There’s romance and jokes and kings and eloquent speeches and at one point the city of Ghostopolis is animated by two rivals who are punching the heck out of each other. It’s pretty awesome. (I also like his Creature Tech and love Iron West.)

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