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The acclaimed Vertigo series from writer Warren Ellis (PLANETARY and THE AUTHORITY) and artist Darick Robertson, TRANSMETROPOLITAN combines black humor, life-threatening situations, and moral ambiguity to look into the gonzo mind of an outlaw journalist and the world he seeks to destroy.

After years of self-imposed exile from a civilizationrife 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. 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.

Introduction done by Garth Ennis.

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The Old 'Un 0

My summer reading list was beaten up and left for dead on the curb outside of my spacious Midwestern home, but while doing some belated spring cleaning, what should I chance upon but this trade collecting the first three issues of Transmetropolitan. You might be curious why I am reviewing the trade and not the individual issues, but they all fall in the first storyline, so instead of forcing my rare follower to read reviews for each individual issue for contextual clues referring to the previous...

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Even the Beginnings Of the Greatest Works Have Some Shortcomings 0

Transmetropolitan is perhaps one of the greatest series of graphic novels to be released in the last decade, truly capturing a captivating world that earnestly reflects the misgivings of our world and what we're headed for. It's smart, vulgar, thoughtful, hilarious, and down right thought-provoking. Yet, even a series as great as this have some issues in the long run, and it shows in this first volume, Back On the Street.Basically, we are thrown into the world of Spider Jerusalem, a rogue journ...

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