Transmetropolitan

Transmetropolitan

Spider's Thrash

Graphic Novel - 2002
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Written by Warren Ellis; Art by Darick Robertson and Rodney Ramos; Cover by Robertson The hammer has come down on him, but outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem has managed to stay one step ahead of his detractors - i.e., the President of the United States and his authoritarian lackeys in publishing and law enforcement. After losing his byline, bank account, and apartment, Jerusalem and his filthy assistants have legged it underground, the better to implement his plan. What plan, you say? Why, the plan to bring down the President, of course! Reprints TRANSMETROPOLITAN #37-42.
Publisher: New York : DC Comics/Vertigo, c2002.
ISBN: 9781563898945
1563898942
Branch Call Number: GN ELLIS W
Characteristics: 142 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm.
Additional Contributors: Ramos, Rodney
Robertson, Darick
Alternative Title: Spider's thrash

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theorbys Feb 15, 2013

In the comic medium this series is in the top 5%, the more so that it is published by a DC. Positively Ellis writes good strong gritty dystopian stories, (supported perfectly by Darick Robinson's art - which recalls the underground era of comix somewhat), and negatively, there are almost nothing detracting, especially no stupid humor. If you like Gibson, S Hunter Thompson, P K Dick, W Burroughs et al, you will likely enjoy this, because they nail the mood, ambiance, look, and feel of the dysvisionary noir masters. And everything in this book, set in a near future, is going on now, in front of us, but just not so blatantly (nor do we quite have all the tech yet, (but we have some)).

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Jean-Pierre Lebel
Jul 17, 2012

Book seven of Transmetropolitan collects issues 37-42 of the original series. The graphics remain consistently enjoyable as Darick Robertson continued as penciller. Warren Ellis writes about difficult and mature subject matter; the material is not handled in a frivolous manner. This is way the comic matters to me. He deals with child prostitution, homelessness, and revolving door mental institutions; these are not easy subjects to tackle. I noticed some Fight Club references in this book. Highly recommended for mature readers.

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