Ellis's dystopic narrative, with its full-color tale of a gonzo journalist, shares with mainstream superhero comics a macho ethos that undermines the otherwise cool Watchmen-like script. Spider Jerusalem, a hip reporter of the Hunter Thompson mode, breaks a five-year drug binge on a mountaintop to replenish his resources. The city he returns to resembles the post-apocalyptic Blade Runner and all its funky visual progeny, and Jerusalem soon uncovers a government plot involving a staged rebellion by half-aliens. Two pages at the end (done by a different artist?) suggest how much better this would have looked in a style like Moebius, instead of the conventional DC-house graphics. Still, lots of background gags and some sharp cross-cutting panels make for a compelling read. (Kirkus Reviews) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Warren Ellis has created and written for The Authority, Transmetropolitan, Orbiter, the award-winning Planetary, and the forthcoming Ministry of Space. Darick Robertson is the artist and co-creator of Transmetropolitan. He is also the artist on The Boys and Fury, and creator of Space Beaver. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This was absolutely a great book. I think the whole story was put together nicely and that I will purchase the next book. Read morePublished 11 days ago by Tyforever
I only recently picked up Transmetroplitan, and I had absolutely no idea what it was about. Holy ****, this series is absolutely amazing. Read morePublished 21 days ago by Robert Skaggs
I got into "adult" comics recently although I started collecting comics as a kid 20 years ago. This one set the bar higher for me. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Charlie
I first read each issue in the 90s and couldn't believe how far fetched the technological concepts seemed. Read morePublished 27 days ago by Lee Woodford
I posted this as a comment-reply to a one-star review, but I think it also makes sense on its own as a review of the book:
There are a few things to be aware of, here. Read more
It's fantastic, don't waste your time reading my review. By this and love it like anyone with decent taste would.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I was told I'd like this because I liked Preacher, and I can see why someone would recommend it (not just because Ennis did an intro, either). Read morePublished 3 months ago by Swank Ivy
Turn a hyper aggressive Hunter Thompson loose on a world made sleazy and you get Transmetropolitan. I like it.Published 3 months ago by Rev. Dan Moore