History ComicBook / BrodysGhost

7th Oct '15 12:46:47 PM StFan
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Brody is a young loser living in squalor after a bad breakup. One day, as he’s out on the street playing his guitar for tips, he finds a young girl staring at him from the inside of a van. After winning a short StaringContest with the girl, Brody watches as she passes through the roof of the van, floats over toward him, and begins talking to him. After Brody regains the power of speech, the girl, Talia, explains her situation: A ghost locked out of heaven for reasons she won’t disclose, she can’t enter until she commits a life task—a “super-good deed”. Talia has decided to catch the serial killer known as the Penny Murderer, but as a ghost, she can’t affect the world in anything but the most limited of ways. Thus, she has chosen to coerce Brody—who she claims is a ghostseer, a person who can see, and communicate with, ghosts—to aid her, even if she finds him, as she puts it, “skuzzy”. With the help of Kagemura—a centuries-old ghost with some abilities of his own—the two must find a way to unlock Brody’s hidden potential and solve the Penny Murders. Created, written and drawn by Eisner nominee Mark Crilley (''{{Akiko}}'', ''MikiFalls''), ''Brody’s Ghost'' is his darkest (if not necessarily dark) work to date. It is currently being published as a six-volume mini-series by Dark Horse. Four preview mini-stories can be seen [[http://myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=30&storynum=1 here]], in issues 30, 31, 32 and 33.
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Brody is a young loser living in squalor after a bad breakup. One day, as he’s he's out on the street playing his guitar for tips, he finds a young girl staring at him from the inside of a van. After winning a short StaringContest with the girl, Brody watches as she passes through the roof of the van, floats over toward him, and begins talking to him. After Brody regains the power of speech, the girl, Talia, explains her situation: A ghost locked out of heaven for reasons she won’t disclose, she can’t enter until she commits a life task—a “super-good deed”. "super-good deed". Talia has decided to catch the serial killer known as the Penny Murderer, but as a ghost, she can’t can't affect the world in anything but the most limited of ways. Thus, she has chosen to coerce Brody—who she claims is a ghostseer, a person who can see, and communicate with, ghosts—to aid her, even if she finds him, as she puts it, “skuzzy”. "skuzzy". With the help of Kagemura—a Kagemura -- a centuries-old ghost with some abilities of his own—the own -- the two must find a way to unlock Brody’s Brody's hidden potential and solve the Penny Murders. Created, written and drawn by Eisner nominee Mark Crilley (''{{Akiko}}'', ''MikiFalls''), ''Brody’s (''ComicBook/{{Akiko}}'', ''ComicBook/MikiFalls''), ''Brody's Ghost'' is his darkest (if not necessarily dark) work to date. It is currently being published as a six-volume mini-series by Dark Horse. Four preview mini-stories can be seen [[http://myspace.com/darkhorsepresents?issuenum=30&storynum=1 here]], in issues 30, 31, 32 and 33.33.

!! This comic book provides examples of: * {{Animesque}}: While Crilley’s style has always had manga influences, he specifically mentions that Brody's and Talia’s designs are partly inspired by Takeshi Obata’s depictions of [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami and Misa Amane]].
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!! This comic book provides examples of: !!Tropes: * {{Animesque}}: While Crilley’s Crilley's style has always had manga influences, he specifically mentions that Brody's and Talia’s designs are partly inspired by Takeshi Obata’s Obata's depictions of [[Manga/DeathNote Light Yagami and Misa Amane]].

* ByTheBookCop: Gabriel, Brody’s only friend.
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* ByTheBookCop: Gabriel, Brody’s Brody's only friend.

* GratuitousJapanese (so far): For a city that doesn’t appear to be in Japan, there sure is a lot of kanji and katakana around.
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* GratuitousJapanese (so far): For a city that doesn’t doesn't appear to be in Japan, there sure is a lot of kanji and katakana around.

* JacobMarleyApparel: Possibly played straight with Kagemura. [[spoiler:''Averted'' with Talia - what she wears as a ghost is not the outfit she was murdered in.]]
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* JacobMarleyApparel: Possibly played straight with Kagemura. [[spoiler:''Averted'' with Talia - -- what she wears as a ghost is not the outfit she was murdered in.]]

** Regular ghosts, like Talia, are invisible and intangible, but can interact with the world in one specific way that’s different for every ghost.
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** Regular ghosts, like Talia, are invisible and intangible, but can interact with the world in one specific way that’s that's different for every ghost.

* RedemptionQuest: Talia’s self-imposed mission of stopping the Penny Murders.
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* RedemptionQuest: Talia’s Talia's self-imposed mission of stopping the Penny Murders.
11th Sep '15 3:33:56 PM StFan
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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/s_Ghost_03_5822.jpg [[caption-width:328:The two protagonists meet for the first time. Not the most auspicious of starts.]]
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13th Mar '14 10:36:08 PM gamelordabd
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex, or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and got his home vandalized. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex, or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and got his home vandalized. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home.home (who just happens to be her new boyfriend). It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
13th Mar '14 10:35:29 PM gamelordabd
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex, or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and recently someone vandalized his home. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex, or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and recently someone vandalized got his home.home vandalized. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
13th Mar '14 10:34:36 PM gamelordabd
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and recently someone vandalized his home. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex ex, or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and recently someone vandalized his home. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
13th Mar '14 10:33:54 PM gamelordabd
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* BeingGoodSucks: [[spoiler: All Brody wants is to protect his ex-girlfriend from a serial killer, but because of his situation, no one other than his friend Gabe believes he has powers, and thinks he's either a crazy stalker that's obsessed with his ex or a crazy, pathetic loser that's desperate for the reward money of capturing the Penny Murderer, often leading to him getting into fights and recently someone vandalized his home. And because of this, his ex girlfriend hates him, and calls the police on him after getting back at the guy who vandalized his home. It doesn't help that he was tricked by Talia to become her instrument of vengeance towards said serial killer, either. Poor guy can't catch a break.]]
13th Mar '14 9:46:34 PM gamelordabd
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that ''choose'' to stay because they have "unfinished business."]]
13th Mar '14 9:41:34 PM gamelordabd
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind in the living world are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
13th Mar '14 9:40:49 PM gamelordabd
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was a ploy used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
13th Mar '14 9:40:07 PM gamelordabd
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** [[spoiler: Subverted as of Volume 4, as it turns out that Talia was indeed a Penny Murder victim, and the whole RedemptionQuest deal was used to con Brody into helping her avenge her death, as she reveals to him that the only ghosts that are left behind are the ones that have "unfinished business."]]
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