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review 2019-02-07 11:55
The Absolute Transmetropolitan Beginnings...
Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol. 1 - Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson,Rodney Ramos

The medium of comics doesn't just revolve around superheroes alone, its a medium of the artistry and writer to express what they intend to give comic readers that illustrations is not just a man in a cape or a woman with a sword and a shield. Its about writing a good story, with illustrations that really tells a good story that doesn't talk about super powers but a story that talks about without them. I have been a fan of Transmetropolitan before The Authority or The Planetary, two most iconic comics that deals with some what superhero themes. Transmetropolitan is none of that - its about in the future and the people living in a nameless city in the perspective of one Spider Jerusalem, maniac psycho journalist who hates this place. A place where the citizens prefer to believe lies and fantasies and escape the reality of their troubles by shooting up drugs that are legal even if it harms the body, program shows like Sex Muppets that are shown to children is allowed and beating up an old woman who hassle a stranger is okay. No, this is just the side of what Transmetropolitan is - for its actual purpose of reading Transmetropolitan is about how we deal with the truth we kept denying to ourselves.


Collecting from issues #1 to #18, a short story from Vertigo: Winter's Edge #2 and I Hate It Here one-shot special, the Absolute Transmetropolitan Vol.1 is an absolute version to get as it includes not just the above I mention, but also some extras worth reading. To me, this is one edition I have been waiting for to get and when I finally get my hands on it, it completes what as a fan would say, the ultimate edition to own. What is it about? I am sure you have read some of the other reviews by now about this series but I will definitely do a write up but not here - some where where I will be comfortable with to do an absolute writing of Transmetropolitan but for now, this deserves my highest rating. Good binding with a slipcase and oversize, this is one edition that is a must get.

 
 

 

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text 2016-06-26 18:43
Reading progress update: I've read 3 out of 144 pages.
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 3: Year of the Bastard (New Edition) - Warren Ellis,Rodney Ramos,Darick Robertson

no idea what I am in for--this is on a list of recommended comic-book reading, Vol. 3 specifically, so if I like it I'll go back to the beginning and make time for the whole series. waitaminute, I have loved other stuff by Warren Ellis, so maybe I do know a little of what I'm in for...

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review 2016-06-07 16:36
Transmetropolitan, Vol 2: Lust for Life
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life - Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson

Not so much a review I think, as much as some commentary! This is the second Transmetropolitan volume that I've read, courtesy of my wonderful book lending co-worker. He's the one who introduced me to Warren Ellis in the first place, and I couldn't be more thankful.

 

This series is so addicting. It's a mix of in-your-face truth, with political satire, and one badass main character. See, Spider Jerusalem tells it like it is. He doesn't give a shit what you think, or if you don't like him, or really about anything at all. In fact, given the chance he'd probably blow up the Earth. Because we're all just a bunch of messed up, self-serving, assholes anyway. Or, at least we are in his future version of the world. Spider employs ample use of guerilla journalism. He's gritty, but also brilliant. Just kind of tough to love. Oh, and he's hilarious.

 

Don't read these if you get offended easily. Or if you don't like cussing. Or nudity. Or lots of references to sex.... yeah. Oh and violent deaths.

 

But DO read these if you love irreverent characters who aren't afraid to take a good, hard look at what society is slowly descending into.

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text 2015-10-25 21:05
Reading progress update: I've read 17 out of 208 pages.
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life - Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson

 

Everyone is getting hard-ons for robots and mechanics in this. 

 

I've found my comic home. 

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text 2015-10-25 16:42
Reading progress update: I've read 14 out of 208 pages.
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 2: Lust for Life - Warren Ellis,Darick Robertson

 

 

 

As if I have words right now...

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