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Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4: The New Scum - Warren Ellis, Keith Akin, Rodney Ramos, Darick Robertson
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4: The New Scum
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It's no wonder he hates it here. Spider Jerusalem, journalist and heroof sorts in Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan, wades through a sewer ofpoverty and high-tech despair daily in his efforts to understand and report onAmerica. In The New Scum, Ellis contrasts the powerful, in the form... show more
It's no wonder he hates it here. Spider Jerusalem, journalist and heroof sorts in Warren Ellis' Transmetropolitan, wades through a sewer ofpoverty and high-tech despair daily in his efforts to understand and report onAmerica. In The New Scum, Ellis contrasts the powerful, in the form ofpresidential candidates, with the powerless, who are begging and hustling on thestreets. The satire is savage and rarely subtle, but the author takes care toshow some human warmth lest the comic descend into the nihilism it warnsagainst. The plot, largely secondary to the characters and background events,focuses loosely on Jerusalem's assignment to interview the two candidates, eachpsychotic and unfit for any office. His bodyguard and personal assistant,meanwhile, discover the terrors of pleasure in a post-nanotech world withunlimited credit. The election-eve climax fully captures the anxiety anddepression that come from having no real choice in matters of great importance.Either Ellis or his creation deserves a Pulitzer. --Rob Lightner
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781563896279 (1563896273)
Publisher: Vertigo
Pages no: 144
Edition language: English
Series: Transmetropolitan (#4)
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bibliokay
bibliokay rated it
3.0 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4: The New Scum
I feel like in hindsight, after I've finished the whole series, that I will like this book more.
Raging Biblioholism
Raging Biblioholism rated it
4.0 Transmetropolitan TP Vol 04 The New Scum (Transmetropolitan - Revised)
Oh man things are getting a little dark here. There's a lot of rage and sadness in this volume... but also some moments of incredible humanity, humor, and even dare-I-say loveliness. Things are starting to get interesting, sportsfans - Spider's on his heels now and I think it's going to be quite t...
sixthreezy readsies
sixthreezy readsies rated it
4.0 Transmetropolitan, Vol. 4: The New Scum
Spider Jerusalem is so well-fited for graphic novels... And I just love reading about him, no matter what he's doing in the story, it's always somehow entertaining.
Tower of Iron Will
Tower of Iron Will rated it
3.0
There is some solid political satire here with a smiling psychopath running for president against a corrupt old Nixonian type, but by volume 4 of Transmetropolitan the tone of the book was starting to get to me. The incessant threats to shot people with a bowl disruptor, the drug abuse, the filthin...
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