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Ellis and Robertson's Transmetropolitan to Return

And it's a charity special.

 You really don't want this guy reporting on you, trust me.

You didn’t honestly think you’d seen the last of Spider Jerusalem, do you? More than eight years have passed since TRANSMETROPOLITAN conclude and, now, Bleeding Cool’s saying that the title’s coming back for a charity special early next year intended to benefit the Hero Initiative and the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund. While both Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson will be back to, respectively, contribute a forward and some key art, the bulk of the book will feature stories set in “the City” by a variety of other talents. That’s all we know for now - - expect more details to come forth on the official Transmet twitter account.

It’s been a spell since any new TRANSMET’s been on the shelves, so here’s a quick refresher for those unfamiliar -- the comic's about the misadventures of the outlandish Spider Jerusalem,  a “gonzo journalist” who fights political corruption in a chaotic cyberpunk future teeming with grotesque advances in technology. At the same time, he has to deal with drawbacks of the celebrity his journalism’s brought him.  

Obviously, there's a lot more to it than that, but those are the basics. . == TEASER ==

You know, this brings up an interesting point for discussion.  From the fan’s perspective, one drawback for creator-owned comics is that, if you fall in love with the characters and the world, you’re usually doomed to never see them again once the original creators move on to the other things. Sometimes, the torch gets passed along to other talents, as has been the case for TOM STRONG, TOP TEN, HELLBOY and a few others…   but the question then is, how willing are you to read a book so closely-identified with its creators if the creators themselves aren’t involved? Would you want to read, say, the WALKING DEAD even if the Robert Kirkman was writing something else instead?

Tom Pinchuk’s the writer of  HYBRID BASTARDS!  &  UNIMAGINABLE . Order them on Amazon here & here .

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Posted by excalibur5150

AWESOME!
Posted by skaarason

i always liked ellis's work but could never get into that book !

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@skaarason said:

" i always liked ellis's work but could never get into that book ! "

This is actually my fave Ellis book, and I've found everything else fails to live up to it. Spider Jerusalem would have to be my favourite non-superhero character. 
 
Can't wait to see what he gets up to next
 
EDIT: as far as creator own comics that I miss, I wish I could see more of 
Jhonen Vasquez's Johnny the Homicidal Maniac, especially with his awesome new/evolved art skills.
Posted by Emperor Gonzo Noir

This just made my decade

Posted by CATMANEXE

amen!

Posted by Jotham

Oh, Lord! Oh, Mercy! I won't be able to go to sleep tonight!

Posted by Theodore

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!
 

Posted by dvorak

I love Transmet so much. It's even better when you realize how Spider was basically an avatar for Warren Ellis to do all kinds of crazy shit that he would love to do.

Posted by ateygheyev

this pleases me.

Posted by Green Skin

That is just bad ass!  Can't wait!!!!!!!!

Posted by Torminator

Can't wait for this!

Posted by Richard S! Preston

Eh, it's a shame that Ellis and Robertson aren't doing it, but it's a one-off, so it should be fun regardless.