Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1: Back on the Street (New Edition)
DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider... show more
DC's new editions of TRANSMETROPOLITAN begin here, with this volume collecting issues #1-6 of the acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis and artist Darick Robertson! After years of selfimposed exile from a civilization rife with degradation and indecency, cynical journalist Spider Jerusalem is forced to return to a job he hates and a city he loathes. Working as an investigative reporter for the newspaper The Word, Spider attacks the injustices of his surreal 23rd century surroundings. In this first volume, Spider ventures into the dangerous Angels 8 district, home of the Transients — humans who have decided to become aliens through cosmetic surgery. But Spider's interview with the Transients' leader gets him a scoop he didn't bargain for. And don't miss Spider's first confrontation with the President of the United States . . . in a men's room.
Publish date: March 17th 2009
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
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Series: Transmetropolitan (#1)
So, getting hooked on Preacher and Transmetropolitan in less than 24 hours? It's kind of surreal. I feel so hopped on these: they're disgusting, obscene, perverse, subversive - and really smart and thought provoking at the same time. They have characters that feel a little insane, or off, but t...
Holy shit, what didn't I think? Spider Jerusalem is the kind of guy that I'm glad exists and yet I would never ever want to encounter him. He not only sees through bullshit but will shock everyone else into seeing things as they are....and he has a two-faced cat that smokes cigarettes.
Spider Jerusalem could be Grant Morrison's King Mob's twin brother. Since I read the INVISIBLES first, all of Spider's crazy profane activism is old news. Love the art and all the details in the background. Funny, political, dystopian, and definitely profane. Gonna go out and buy a pair of Air Jesus...
A broken, disturbed brain-baby that occurred when a clone of Hunter S. Thompson got influenced by Jonny the Homicidal Maniac instead of The Great Gatsby. Ah, well, that's how I like to think of it, at least.The collection is very much a character piece, and hinges on the idea of its protagonist ant...
Instantly, I have become a fan of all that is Transmetropolitan. Always was able to relate myself to the thinking of Hunter S. Thompson, and this is all of that wrapped up into a beautiful graphic novel package. Absolutely love this shit! Spider Jerusalem is now my hero, and maybe one of my favorite...
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