Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street Vol 1 (Paperback)
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Short Description for Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street Vol 1 Now in a new edition, "Transmetropolitan" chronicles the exploits of 21st-century outlaw journalist Spider Jerusalem, who returns to The City after five years of self-imposed exile.
- Published: 17 March 2009
- Format: Paperback 144 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781401220846 ISBN 10: 1401220843
- Sales rank: 4,878
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Reviews for Transmetropolitan: Back on the Street Vol 1
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A Gonzo Journalist in a cyberpunk setting is forced out of retirement and finds he can still make a difference.
This is a very dense read. You can't just sit back and be entertained here. There is a lot of prose, a lot of subtext and lashings of futuristic Orwellian technobabble. Imagine Hunter S Thompson meets Mega City One and you will have some idea of the strangeness that is weeping from Ellis' pustulent mind. Anyone who can get Garth Ennis to write their introduction is definitely going to be off the wall.
The art is equally garish and anarchistic. Darick Robertson does a fantastic job of rendering a decadent technopolis completely out of control. There are lots of creative angles and great expressions at work too. The colouring is totally over the top yet there is an expert depiction of light and shade that gives it a sophisticated look.
This is only three issues long yet feels so much longer because of the almost Clockwork Orange dialogue. Anything longer might have proved too tangled for many readers to persevere with so you get a good idea what to expect for the next nine volumes. Thumbs Up! by 365 Graphic Novels
Fantastic graphic novel!
I'm fairly new to the comic book scene and was recommended this series by a friend. I was instantly hooked! Set in a dystopian future where violence and sex is the norm, Spider Jerusalem comes down from his abode in the mountains to the gritty reality of the city and gets back into journalism to uncover the truth of this disgusting place. This is witty, funny and action-packed, a must-read for all comic lovers! by Melissa